This past quarter, we were all thrown into the hectic world of college life. Without the luxury of guided sports programs that were so generously provided to us in high school, we struggled to maintain a consistent exercise routine, so, we thought, what if we made an app that helps us find workout buddies to motivate us to hit the gym?
What it does
Squat Up connects people in search of a workout buddy. Each user can make an account with which they can log in to edit their profile information and preferences, log out, or see who they’ve been matched with. Matches are based on a compatibility score calculated from a brief questionnaire completed by each user about specific preferences and fitness goals, including workout type and the level of intensity.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
We began this project knowing only C++, but throughout the process, we had to learn on the fly and adjust to build a viable working product. We had to scrape the web to find resources that we never would have encountered in a classroom setting. We learned to be self-sufficient and persistent, regardless of the obstacles we faced. Our biggest takeaway though? Never try to build a website using C++.
What's next for Squat Up