As a property owner, I have been thinking a lot about the inefficiencies that current property managers use to this day in their workflows. I needed a simple way that I could interact with my tenants without having to be there directly but still, enable them to send clear messages for things/services they need/want from emergency services all the way to pizza. I thought of a hub or central place they could use to accomplish all of these tasks with easily understandable features.
What it does
Provides owners & renters with the potentially life-saving tools they need to maintain their space(s) with a simple inexpensive tablet that they can place/access in each unit
How I built it
The app is built in angular/node for the business logic which is hosted SAP web server and interacts with SafeTrek API hosted on heroku
Challenges I ran into
Integrating the chat functionality into the application was very challenging because I tried multiple frameworks and complex tutorials before discovering socket.io which runs on a simple node.js based server.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Hooking up the HTTP post requests to an external API through angular which, I've never used before. Also building the chat functionality into the angular app was quite fulfilling.
What I learned
Angular Material - For front-end Node.js server
What's next for RUmaintained
Integrating Alexa for accurate voice commands and ease of use with the tablet -Pizza fetching API of some sort -Blockchain stored maintenance requests auctioned out to local handy companies