We were inspired by apps such as Uber, Instagram, Twitter, etc. that kept the users informed while still being a multifunctional app- visually pleasing and maintained good communication. This these apps that change the world and help the general public stay informed and connected.
What it does
It alerts users of people around them with said virus (with consent). It actively searches the location for people who have been in contact or have the virus without storing their information. It also gives the number of cases in the user's surrounding area. Through the app, the user gets a visual aid of the circumstances that are occurring in their area in times of an epidemic/pandemic. This then allows the user to have a personal attachment to their communities and in hopes of gaining responsibility over their community to stop the spread of the virus.
How we built it
We used GitHub to code a sample code in Java, Figma to create the wireframes, and OneNote to create the flowchart.
Challenges we ran into
The challenges we ran into is balancing invasion of privacy while making sure the app is convenient and user friendly. Another challenge is the aesthetic of the interface, making sure that everyone can use it, no matter what the circumstances are.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of how well our design for the app is for the time constraints we had. We are beginner programmers and this is our first hackathon so we are also proud of how well we know our code, even though it is not complete, we have a good understanding of how it works.
What we learned
Creating an app takes a long time, definitely one person can not make it in one day. A group of people and time is required to make a good app. We also learned about geocode and APIs that are needed to create this project.
What's next for VIA
Finish the app- complete the code, UI and test the app. We want to expand this project to be able to visualize a larger area of victims.
Please watch the video through the Zoom link in the link section. The video link provided through YouTube is the unedited version of our video because we were unable to upload our edited version. Thank you!