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In our country, most jobs posted online are for formal or office jobs but more than half of the workforce in the country are in the informal sector. So we decided to build a platform for people in connect with people with informal jobs thus building this community
What it does
Nchito is a platform the helps people search and hire people with informal jobs. Users can create a profile on the platform so that other users can find and hire them.
How we built it
We built it using react.js for the front-end. Back-end we used firebase for storing the data, authentication and hosting the web app
Challenges we ran into
There have been many challenges as we were not too familiar with react.js. getting user data to populate in a modal after selection in the category section. Also displaying chat messages and chat history in the messages section.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It has been a good challenge. Accomplishments is using react.js. We have learnt a lot about react such as states and conditional rendering. Also fun to see the power and simplicity firebase
What we learned
We have learned a tonne of things but the most is working hard and having fun at the same time as we collaborate.
What's next for Nchito
We plan to improve the platform but having a mobile application and have people get SMS instead of chatting on our platform
Testing Instructions for Application
Running the project locally git clone https://github.com/WillzMu/serviceOnline.git
install necessary packages yarn install or npm install
The app will run by default on localhost:3000 unless that port is occupied if it is then it will request to be run on the next available port.
The Project is currently hosted by Firebase you can check it here: https://lsk-guide-jobs.firebaseapp.com/
The Test Account Username: email@example.com Password: 123456