Us having traveled many a time, we sought for a dynamic lifestyle in a new city whether it's a vacation, a move to college, or even a move after college. By encouraging people to go out and explore their cities is imperative to a healthy community as the discovery and acknowledgment of cool new locations incentivizes a dynamic lifestyle for every inhabitant, tourist, and newcomer.
What it does
When started, the program would hone in on the user's location and make a request for any nearby venues that are of notable interest(from checkins and ratings), inserting markers on top of those locations. As the user drifts near that location, a Check-In button would appear, allowing a chance to feed their Octocat and venture into whatever venue was closeby.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We had hoped for a more user-friendly integration, but due to Wi-Fi and IP issues, wrapping any code with our program (which works well within the boundary of a website) to be deployed in mobile was restricted. Along with the complications, we bit off more than we could chew, so our product ended up being more rushed and lacked a lot of components that we had originally wanted to show off.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
Plan out ahead by understanding the basic languages, structures, and tools necessary for a project. Divide up the roles evenly and contribute as much as we can. It's okay to rely on the people around because they're here for the hackers.
What's next for Virtual Interactive Pet (V.I.P.)
Besides making it cleaner, we wanted to explore more of React Native, and being able to obtain licenses to deploy this in Google App and Apple shops once we configured it to be smoother and refined. Through possibly a course and enough time over the summer, V.I.P. will be able to be integrated as well as any company product.