We got our inspiration from Pat our teammate. Her parents were attempting to get a COVID vaccine appointment. It was difficult and required her help and still was not easily done. We decided to try to make this process more accessible to the elderly and people with disabilities.
What it does
The website takes a user's location, either zipcode or full address, user's email and/or phone number. The location is used to get the nearest sites. They are then put on a notify list and if the site has any availability, we would send out an email and/or text to the user.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We hadn't used many of these technologies before, and so, we ran into complications when working with them. We also needed to keep an eye on pay-as-you-go services that charge based on requests made, which gave us insight into how those considerations would impact applications in the real world.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for Vaccine-Finder
As the cost is too high to maintain, sadly vaccine finder will be shutdown after judgement. However, a GitHub is planned with maybe revisions and completion of the project.