Simple QR Code Bill Payment
nwHacks 2020 Hackathon Project
Main repository for the rapidserve application
- Ross Mojgani
- Dryden Wiebe
- Victor Parangue
- Aric Wolstenholme
RapidServe is a mobile application which allows restaurants to charge their customers through a mobile application interface. Powered with a React Native frontend and Python Flask API server with a mongoDB database, RapidServe uses QR codes linked to tables to allow the customer to scan the QR code at their table and pay for any item at their table. Once all the items at the customers table are paid for, the customer is free to go and the waiter/waitress does not need to be bothered and wait for each customer at a table to pay individually.
Frontend Mobile Application (React Native)
- The frontend was implemented using React Native, there is a landing page where the user can register or log in, using a facebook integration to link their facebook account.
- While creating an account, if the user is a waiter/waitress, they are prompted to enter their restaurant ID, along with entering their username/password combination. If the user is a customer, they will just be prompted for a username/password combination.
- The page which comes up next is a page to scan a QR code which corresponds to the table which the waiter/waitress is serving or the customer is sitting at, the customer will be able to see which items have been charged to their table and pay for whichever items they need to. The waiter/waitress will be allowed to add items to the table they are serving.
- The user can pay for their items and the waiter/waitress can see if the table has been paid for and know the customers are good to go.
API Details (Flask/Python API)
- The API for this application was implemented using the flask framework along with Python, there was documentation which the frontend used to make their HTTP requests, API DOCUMENTATION, this API document was the contract between the frontend and the backend in terms of what arguments were sent into what type of HTTP requests. The API was hosted on a virtual machine in the cloud.
- The API queried our mongoDB database based on which requests were being processed, which was also hosted on a virtual machine on the cloud, more below.
Database Details (MongoDB)
- The database used was mongoDB, which was queried from the Flask/Python server using PyMongo and Flask_PyMongo, we used two collections mainly, users, and orders which stored objects based on what a user needed to have stored (see API DOCUMENTATION for a user object example) and for what a tables order would be (again, see API DOCUMENTATION for a table object example)