Swipe Me Daddy!
We thought that this application would be useful for students looking for and students that have excess meal swipes. Friends of ours who are off the school's meal plan have often looked for altruistic individuals who have extra swipes, while students who have excess swipes have searched for an outlet to use the otherwise wasted swipes. We have decided to mediate and solve this dilemma by introducing an application that can match those in need of meal swipes with those that have them.
What it does
The app seeks to aid Brown University students with two main features. The first being a all encompassing, searchable, and filterable menus for all Brown University dining halls. The second being a system by which student can give or receive extra meal credits that they have. Our app strives to bring together people who may not have met otherwise.
How I built it
We used java for the functional component of it and proto.io for the design aspects of the project. Prototype Link: link
Challenges I ran into
The most difficult part of the project was integrating functional and design portions together into one design.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
This is a very important problem within the student population at Brown University. We are glad to have begun to mediate this issue.
What I learned
Designing apps is hard but very rewarding. Through user tests, many Brown students want such an app.
What's next for SwipeDaddy
Next up for our project is combining the functional and design aspects of the application.