Inspiration

At UW Madison, I see many people trying to buy/sell football tickets the day before/of the game and trying to communicate over other forms of social media such as Facebook and Snapchat. Many of the buyers/sellers were having trouble communicating with other buyers/sellers. This app attempts to smoothen that process of finding matches and efficiently completing transactions.

What it does

This app allows a user (with a valid .edu email) to sign in and post an ad to buy or sell a game ticket on a specific date. The ad is then posted among other ads with price and location stated.

How we built it

We used Swift in Xcode to build the foundation of the app. We implemented Firebase to have a database to store the login data. We instantiated a local Node.js server to store the posting data for each game.

Challenges we ran into

Communicating the JSON data to Xcode was a little difficult. UI design constraining was a struggle.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Successfully implementing Firebase Succesfully launching a working Node.js database.

What we learned

Projects take a long time.

What's next for TicketBuddy

Implementing the Google Maps API. Implement a bidding system. Launch as an actual startup at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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