Inspiration

The inspiration for this project came from our own experiences in the transgender community. Trans healthcare is difficult and confusing to navigate, especially when most doctors are not knowledgeable on the subject.

What it does

Flourish has two main features. The first feature is finding the best pharmacy given your location to purchase a medication from. The second feature is giving you a calendar with dates in it of the various effects of gender affirming hormone therapy that you would expect over time.

How we built it

The project was written entirely in Node Js. It makes use of free npm libraries and the google geolocation service.

Challenges we ran into

A big challenge we ran into was scope creep. The scope of the project grew rapidly and we had to cut down on our features as time went on in order to meet the deadline.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We're proud of our functional features such as pharmacy finding and the hormone effects calendar.

What we learned

We learned a lot about CSS, EJS, and several aspects of designing web applications in Node Js. We also learned important planning and organizational skills and how to work in a team.

What's next for Flourish

We're going to make the current features more robust, add more pharmacies to our database, and make a proper calendar renderer. Then we can add features such as listing any adverse effects of the medications, monitoring for underdosing, and adding mental health checkups into the app.

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