Swap was inspired by COVID-19 having an impact on many individuals’ daily routines. Sleep schedules were shifted, more distractions were present due to working from home, and being away from friends and family members was difficult. Our team wanted to create a solution that would help others add excitement to their quarantine routines and also connect them with their friends and family members again.
What it does
Swap is a mobile application that allows users to swap routines with their friends, family members, or even strangers to try something new! You can input daily activities and photos, add an optional mood tracker, add friends, initiate swaps instantly, pre-schedule swaps, and even randomize swaps.
How we built it
For this project, we created a working prototype and wrote the backend code on how the swaps would be made. The prototype was created using Figma. For writing the backend code, we used python and applications such as Xcode, MySQL, and PyCharm.
Challenges we ran into
A challenge we ran into was determining how we would write the backend code for the app and what applications to use. Additionally, we had to use up some time to select all the features we wanted Swap to have.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Accomplishments we’re proud of include the overall idea of making an app that swapped routines, our Figma prototype, and the backend coding.
What we learned
We learned how to use Figma’s wireframing feature to create a working prototype and learned about applications (ex. MySQL) that allowed us to write backend code for our project.
What's next for Swap
We want to finalize the development of the app and launch it in the app stores!