We like mobile apps
What it does
Our app connects people of various ethnic backgrounds who are looking for help or community engagement with others who desire to better their communities through kindness and helping others. The app provides a start to communication that has the potential to bring about real relationships and a sense of belonging in a community.
The app also provides a helpful page for resources that individuals can view to see the many opportunities to get involved in their area, and takes advantage of Google's vision and translation API to help individuals translate the real world and learn to pronounce things as they see them.
The app is available in 64 languages to provide maximum support to all.
How we built it
We built the app using Ionic Framework to produce a quick, yet sleek app. We used Nest.js for our backend API and stored data in MongoDB. We took advantage of Firebase for push notifications to the application.
Challenges we ran into
Merge conflicts presented challenges along the way, and a general lack of time. We took a little too long focusing on things of less priority originally, and had to re-prioritize as the weekend progressed.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The app looks really sleek and is pretty powerful.
What we learned
You get tired when you stay up late. Translating to multiple languages in an app is tedious.
What's next for us
Go back to busy work/school lives