We wanted to create a platform that allowed students to share the price of textbooks, in hopes of lessening the burden of costs at the beginning of the semester.
What it does
It allows users to switch books at the end of the semester when they are taking the same class in corresponding quarters.
How I built it
My team used Android Studio to build the website app and flask to the back end.
Challenges I ran into
Android studio was very hard to work with. Redis was also hard to work with because it is not made for complex queries.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are proud that we got all the UI elements finished and the username/password database works.
What I learned
Building full-stack functionality on Android Studio, Using Redis as a quick alternative to SQL for hackathon server-side projects, Deploying servers on google cloud, building flask applications through python.
What's next for UBook
Finishing the back-end code and adding features to the app->need to introduce full-scale backend functionality and eventually hope to allow communication between different users through our servers.
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