Our inspiration for this project stemmed from considering some of the inconveniences associated with travelling. We unanimously agreed that booking flights without having seats together is one of the issues that could be easily remedied.
What it does
Our application allows for passengers on the same flight to switch seats with another passenger before the flight, expediting airport take off time and increasing the customer experience for the passengers. When booking a flight, travelers will be presented with the option to be willing to switch seats if another passenger requests.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Designing the interface came with much trouble as we tried to create an overview of all of the seats inside of the plane and for every type of plane. This would be extremely frustrating because the formatting of each plane would continuously break and we would lose time. Also trying to format the format the seats inside of a background image of the plane would be increasingly difficult as seats would always be out of line or outside the bounds of the plane. Additionally, while storing and retrieving data from a data base wasn't difficult, having multiple users communicating based on a change in database. Also we found ourselves needing many icons and symbols for the seats and the legend and the plane, resulting in the need to learn a little bit about graphic design.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for SeatCheck
In the future we will like to iron out the little inefficiencies and formatting issues, and deploy the app with full functionality between multiple users, which we were unable to fully implement due to running out of time.