Last March, to combat the airborne transmission of COVID-19, regulators enacted costly, difficult-to-implement restrictions on brick-and-mortars: limited occupancy, rigorous sanitization, 6-foot social-distancing, and no-mask no-service policies.
What it does
To help local small business owners combat excess costs inflicted by the pandemic, we developed TrunkSide to automate and scale cheap, frictionless, 100% contact-free food pick-up for the masses.
How We built it
We used Figma to plan the UI/UX and Flutter to develop the mobile application.
Challenges I ran into
As a team, we normally focus on backend and ML algorithms. This time we decided to switch it up and try working on design and UI/UX mobile development. We had a rough start and for most of us it was our first time using Figma and Flutter. But once we doubled down on the design process, we began to smoothen out our workflow. But overall it was a great learning experience and overcame struggles working remotely with people we met this weekend.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We designed, created, and routed over 5 crispy screens of the user side mobile app.
What I learned
We learned more about Figma and how to plan and trust the design process which takes many iterations. We also learned a ton about Flutter and how to develop a mobile application.
TLDR: Figma is good for design. Flutter is kinda like React/JS all in one.
What's next for TrunkSide
We have a lot of plans for TrunkSide! Our next steps will include, creating a restaurant side UI for managing incoming orders, implementing geocoding functionality for timed routes and location services during pickups and reaching out to local businesses around Orlando.