This app started as a hackathon project for ZiHack v7.0. I took as an inspiration Tinder app, only because I liked the swipe left/right animation part of it. I believe that this app has the potential to be as fun as Tinder is.
What it does
This app gives you the opportunity to adopt/give for adoption an animal of your choice. In Romania, there isn't a specific platform where you can find, for example, cats for adoption. You have to research lots on Facebook (social media in general) and sometimes your research isn't successful. I tried to bring a fun factor to this app having to swipe for your preferences. I know, all animals are cute! But lets have fun with it the way it is!
How I built it
I used XCode to have a Swift project. Technologies I used so far: Swift, Firebase (installed with Cocoapods) and Sketch (for design). I plan to make a use of RESTful API and most probably the server side will be written in PHP.
Challenges I ran into
This is my first mobile app , so I faced plenty of challenges. And the project is not even 20% done. I'll come back in the future with plenty of details about my challenges throughout the project development.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I'm proud that, at the moment, I have functional Sign In/Sign Up and Profile Views.
What I learned
Work hard and never give up. I don't even want to remember how many times I almost gave up during the 24h hackathon.
What's next for Social Paw
I want to have a fun and functional app for animal lovers in order to help them bring home a new member for their family.