We were inspired by the APIs Swisscom recommended in their workshop. We looked for a way to mash a few of them together to create something useful.
What it does
It provided people with an easy way to determine the best place for 2 (or more) people to meet up. It compiles a list of all places that all participants can reach in a reasonable amount of time by any transportation method and suggests the best one as a meeting place. It can be a restaurant, café, or something in between.
How we built it
We built it using a combination of Django (Python) at the backend and Android (Java).
Challenges we ran into
The application ended up being a bit more complex than we expected. A lot of time was spent designing and implementing the various screens for the Android app.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
- 40-hour hackathons are actually not that much longer than 24-hour ones
What's next for Unitedx
Adding polish, and lots of it!