Inspiration

The inspiration for this project comes from the common issue of losing people from a group when traveling together. For example, a group of tourists may have one or two people left behind from the group because of a distraction. The group may not notice that someone is missing until they stop the next time. In order to prevent a wanderer from being lost for too long, the app will notify the leader that a member of the group has deviated from the others. This is ideal for school trips, hiking excursions, and other group trips.

What it does

It periodically updates the locations of a group of people, and notifies the group if someone has wandered off from the rest.

How we built it

Using Angular.js and Cordova in the front-end, we setup an Azure VM that hosts a Python Flask API with a MongoDB back-end.

Challenges we ran into

  • Deciding what to build the front-end in
  • Opening ports on the back-end for the API and database

Accomplishments that we're proud of

What we learned

What's next for wander

  • Encryption of data
  • Option to share location and phone numbers
  • User profiles (medical information)
  • Creating wearable technology (hardware implementation)
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