We wanted to allow others to help their neighbors by responding to natural disasters.
What it does
Volunteers are able to sign up to receive notifications about emergencies near them. Along with that, people in emergencies are able to report their situations very easily.
How we built it
We used a mySQL database to hold information about the responders and emergencies. The responders, once signed in, are able to view all emergencies that are unresolved. The victims, through the use of jQuery and Google API, are able to quickly report their problems based on the type of emergency, urgency, and location.
Challenges we ran into
Fetching the data from the database took over 4 hours because 2 args were missing. The Google API requested a specific instance of jQuery - one that we didn't have permission for at first. Connecting the back end to the front end through servers was extremely difficult.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We created a database that send and fetches data in a meaningful way. We embedded the Google API. We were able to allow our laptops to communicate through servers.
What we learned
We learned to keep our CSS in order, how to fetch info from a database, and how to create a server. We also learned various things about AJAX, jQuery, and APIs.
What's next for SOS!
-We'd allow responders to sign out -We'd provide more options for victims -We'd clean up our interface -We'd have a system to check the credibility of the responders before they are allowed access to emergencies