Coming from a group with each member having a part-time job, we found it to be a hassle to go through the complicated process of having to ask for shift replacements when we're unable to work a shift.
What it does
Shifter simplifies this process by providing a direct and convenient platform for filling unfilled shifts. Whenever you need a shift filled, you can go onto the Shifter app or website to request a shift replacement. An SMS message is instantly sent to available employees telling them of your shift time, date, and location. If you ever accept to cover a shift, an SMS message regarding the updated schedule is instantly sent to you and the individual requesting for a shift coverage.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The first challenge that we overcame in building this product is learning a new web framework from scratch. What made it especially hard was that it was different from all other frameworks we had experience from which resulted in many hours of frustration and documentation reading. Finally, another major challenge was staying productive due to the length of the hackathon One strategy we employed to regularly take naps to maintain focus.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud to have efficiently learned new programming languages, created a functional product with an aesthetically pleasing UI and UX, and effectively worked together as a team.
What we learned
We learned new programming languages, how APIs are incorporated into code, as well as the exhilaration of hackathons.
What's next for Shifter
We hope to implement Shifter into the work environment in the near future, providing efficient service for employers and employees alike. Licensing our product to other businesses will lead to greater business ventures.