Inspiration

Our goal to increase financial literacy started by acknowledging the statistics that there are 87.3% of college students in the U.S. who never keep track of their money. There are a lot of financial applications out there, and people seem not to use it. To encourage students to track their spendings, we broke down and analyzed to the core why people don't use them. We feel like the solution to such a problem is to treat this powerful financial tool as a social app (similar to Venmo, but for financial tracking). Thus, we offer people the solution to avoid losing track of their money.

How we built it

This iOS App is built using the native language Swift to ensure reliability and performance. Some of us worked on the software while some work on the design of the UI/UX and filters. We also imported numerous frameworks using Augmented Reality Kit by Apple.

Challenges we ran into

It took us hours to solve the new ARKit Framework by Apple and get it running to be implemented in the user's profile page.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are able to create a financial tool that is inviting for college students to use! More potential in adoption rate will eventually lead to an increase in the students' financial literacy level!

What we learned

We learned A LOT. All of us had no experience in Augmented Reality at the first place, and it took us hours to be able to figure our way out and create an amazing filter! Some of us learned how to use GitHub in team collaboration, which is pretty sick!

What's next for WalletHacks

We are planning to polish the UI! We are going to develop this app even further and ship this out to consumers!

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