Covid has been a mental strain for all of us. When we heard about the vaccine development coming close to completetion, we felt like we should contribute to getting it to the masses, in the best way possible using skills we have developed throughout the year
What it does
Rocket Vaccine provides a platform to make it as easy as possible for a common person to apply for the vaccine, as well as facilitating the front line medical workers with tracking the doses with an easy to use Android app.
How we built it
We made the Registration Portal using HTML and Sass.
The Front-Line Worker App was written in Java on Android Studio.
The backend is written in node.js with MongoDB.
Challenges we ran into
Obtaining the list of Government Schools and their addresses, and processing that into our database posed a significant challenge.
Developing the app also posed quite a lot of design challenges.
Getting the SMS functionality to work with the server was a Herculean task.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are very proud of the solution which we have devised for the distribution of vaccines, as we have tried to minimise cost and maximise productivity.
Our platform is very robust, and can be easily scaled to work all over India.
What we learned
We learnt how tasks are divided in a real-world software development scenario.
The importance of effective communication and a proper Plan of Action cannot be understated.
What's next for Rocket Vaccine
Adding OTP functionality to confirm mobile number submitted by an applicant.
Adding a function to upload photographic proof of a vaccine dose on a person.
Increasing the database to even more cities around the country.