Inspiration/Motivation: Some members of our team have part-time jobs working for smaller local businesses and many of us help with our families financing so we know from experience, just how bad of a year 2020 was for small businesses and households. We wanted to create a tool not only that we could use for ourselves, but for everyone to use in 2021 in order to start the year off right. 2020 was undoubtedly a miserable year for everyone and what we strived to do, is to allow the new year of 2021, be a new beginning, and a fresh start to a great year.
Some challenges that we faced included issues with the API calls and correctly extracting only the important information from the receipts as the layout of each receipt varied.
What we have planned next for ReInfo would be the development of a mobile app. This would allow a wider audience and allow easier use of our app since a mobile app is more convenient to use. We also would like to implement more features such as the introduction of a rewards system with real sponsors in order to incentivize using our app to save money.