The current COVID-19 situation has created the need for social distancing. This has changed the way we as a society go about our everyday lives, one example in particular is the routine act of visiting your local businesses. In order to maintain safe distances occupancy limits are being enforced, and lines to enter businesses are becoming common. We built this app in hopes of addressing this issue
What it does
It gives small business the capability to allow their customers to form lines remotely to practice safe social distancing. Businesses just need to make an account and provide their customers with a "add customer portal" so they can join the line from the safety of their computer or mobile devices. Business have a portal where they can manage their customers, see the order of the line, and add and delete customers.
How I built it
We built this with js, node.js, express, mongodb as a team collaborating on github
Challenges I ran into
- GitHub and .git!
- Working as a team
- learning new concepts and tools
- Login, logout, authentication, no sql databases, and how they are connected
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are proud to have finished our first hackathon! Learning new tools, working together as a team, solving problems that we did not initially foresee
What I learned
I learned how to use gitHub with a remote team. Learning all the commands as well as communicating how to merge and approve pushes. I also learned how to use databases and servers. Also how to incorporate handlebars to view the website remotely.
What's next for uQueue
We are going to keep working on our skills and maybe come back to this project. We will also be hosting this through Heroku as a public site.