We often times buy clothes just for one event and never wear it again. Why not buy from already worn clothes from those in your community to not only support your community members but also the environment? Garage sales do just that, but it is often a hassle to hold in person garage sales. This is why we decided to create VRAGE, an online platform for community members to come together to buy what they need and sell what they don't all while reducing the amount of clothes that go into landfills each day.
What it does
Connect sellers and buyers in the area
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Integrating front end and backend. Needed to add a chrome extension for CORS to be able to run in browser. We used Moesif Orign & CORS Changer. We tried using a proxy to resolve this, but the loading time was too long.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Using a typeform api and typeform in a website for the first time! Creating a well functioning website! This is most of ours first or second hackathon, so we're proud getting through the challenges and putting everything together
What I learned
Using APIs, Bootstrap, Web development
What's next for VRAGE
Add functions that allow users to chat inside the webpage instead of outside. Resolve proxy/ CORS issue so that way users can use it without the chrome extension