We wanted a way to reach out to members of the LGBTQ community that cannot yet find support from their families or communities and provide a location for expressing yourself and easily connecting with a supportive peer network. Beyond resource centers, we wanted a platform that would provide validation and a sense of belonging in an easily-accessible, secure and anonymous format. We developed this project with a target audience of those who would not feel comfortable making a public online profile, but still wanted the support of the LGBTQ community.
What it does
Provides a format to connect with other by experiences and interests, reach out to resources and counselors, and organize events.
How we built it
We built the basic app using HTML, CSS and a software called Phone Gap.
Challenges we ran into
We decided to use a language and software that none of us had any experience with, so it was a learning experience. Our design ambitions ended up being much greater than our actual skills.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of pushing ourselves into something we have never done before. It got challenging but we never gave up and learned a lot. Also, we didn't know what to expect because this is our first hackathon, but we dove in anyways.
What we learned
We persevered and learned more about HTML and how to create an app.
What's next for Quest
In the near future, we hope to complete the app and make it run successfully. We also want to make a website that goes along with the app.