Inspiration

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

It works!

What we learned

  • 40-hour hackathons are actually not that much longer than 24-hour ones
  • Coffee
  • Sleep

What's next for Unitedx

Adding polish, and lots of it!

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