What it does
WalkSafe's goal is to offer people who might feel uncomfortable walking alone a solution they can take with them everywhere. By letting the application know your itinerary, WalkSafe is able to alert an emergency contact of the user's choice if ever something were to happen. Knowing that someone is aware of your travels can alleviate much of the anxiety experienced when walking alone. We hope to allow every user of WalkSafe to feel at ease when going out or finishing work late.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Callback hell. Version chaos.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The whole thing. Integrating Google's APIs, since this is the first time implementing APIs for most of us. We gained a lot experience working in both the front-end and the back-end, especially since this was the first serious hackathon for most of us.
What we learned
We are particularly proud of the website that was made entirely from scratch. It was a particularly nice experience to visually create the site the way we wanted it to look.
What's next for WalkSafe
We hope to add Alexa integration in order for users to simply let their assistant know once they get home. Porting it to a mobile app such as React Native is also next on our bucketlist.