Inspiration

I am working on an integrated kiosk for a hotel in town, who approached me asking if I could think of a solution to automate the check-in and check-out of patrons from their premises. They require all patrons to be screened for fever, and to ensure that they have their SafeEntry Passes. The reason they want to automate this, is because they want to minimize close contact between their staff and patrons, so as to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spreading. Seeing how concerned they were for their staff's safety, I began to realize how much occupational hazard is involved in screening temperatures, even at supermarkets!

What it does

As such, my solution isn't an application, but is actually a perfective maintenance proposal to enhance the completeness of SafeEntry. My proposal is to implement a REST API to allow SafeEntry to integrate with other solutions in checking and enforcing that SafeEntry Passes used are valid. In order to do so, every SafeEntry Check-in and Check-Out should be tied to a unique transaction key, and displayed as a QR code on the SafeEntry pass. It's a small API, but SafeEntry API will make a world of difference.

How I built it

I wrote a really awesome powerpoint slide that is going send GovTech developers back to develop this within less than a day. Unfortunately I can't build it without having access to the database tables running SafeEntry. Given the amount of sensitive information in it, I believe this API will be implemented internally by their own team.

Challenges I ran into

Working on very little sleep.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Having actual businesses that have registered interest for such a solution.

What I learned

Our government is amazing, they care for our country so much that they have opened up to taking suggestions from the public, in the name of enhancing the lives of our citizens.

What's next for SafeEntry API

Built With

  • api
  • get
  • http
  • rest
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