To read a book all you require is an interest. The need to spend on books actually acts a roadblock in the learning curve. The community with people who are ready to share their collection of books can help in taking education to a next level.
What it does
vLibrary is a virtual library which has users who can add all the resources they are willing to share. Every user can filter their search for books based on location,title, author. Once they find the book of interest they can request for the book from the owner. Choosing a book closest to the borrower will enable easier lending and returning. This way people can share the books which they are not currently using. Education will no longer be considered with economy as a limiting factor.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
We are using firebase, which did not have the feature of full text search. As we did not have time to develop elastic search, we ended up using regular expression matching which is inefficient
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We deployed the application already and it is available online. The feel of working for a cause gives more accomplishment than any other applications we have worked so far.
What I learned
We learnt firebase and we learnt how to deploy and work in a live application
What's next for vLibrary
This could be made into a mobile application although the current web application is mobile-friendly. Based on the usage frequency or privacy, people can drop and pick the books from nearby libraries instead of handling the transactions in person
Log in or sign up for Devpost to join the conversation.