Meeting people in general can be challenging for some. Our app helps give an alternate medium for meeting new people. Tagalong is about using technology to break down barriers and connect people with similar interests and encouraging them to go out and do something together.
What it does
Tagalong allows users to join or host a group-event in the spur of a moment.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The biggest challenge we faced was implementing Tropo's Scripting API with a backend for two-way SMS exchanges.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Accomplishments that we're proud of include the creation of an amazing UI/UX for our mobile app interface as well as eventually implementing Tropo's API seamlessly into our application.
What we learned
During our experience we successfully distributed work among proper individuals based on experience and skill-set. Some of team members learned how to use new technologies such as: UI design with Sketch, Python/Backend frameworks, and RestfulAPIs.
What's next for tagalong
We believe tagalong has the potential to successfully eliminate a pervasive issue among demographics that find meeting new people to not be an easy task. Future implementation includes machine "understanding" of regular English sentences.