You have a strenuous nine-to-five job and a demanding boss, three young children who need constant care and attention, and multiple appointments with your divorce lawyer to separate from your partner. You need a break. Bali, Madagascar, Stockholm, Paris... how you would love to escape for just a minute! But you could already imagine the stress of planning - where to go, when to go, transport time - that stress alone is enough to turn you away from traveling. This is where WanderLust comes in.
What it does
WanderLust provides consumers with a platform to go on vacation without stressing over the activity planning for their travel. By feeding in user preferences–including vacation destination, travel dates, and desired hours of exploration–the application utilizes the Google Maps API to select and schedule various activities located close to the inputted travel location. WanderLust comes to life as React Native and Amplify help combine the front end and back end pieces of the project.
How we built it
We used Figma to create the front-end user interface, focusing on simplicity and ease of use.
Given the time limit, we were successfully able to complete the Google Maps API calls and front-end interface, and would like to implement the rest in the future.
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of successfully utilizing an API despite the lack of experience we have in hacking and computer science. We collaborated with one another and mentors to support and learn from each other. We also explored and experimented with new technologies and platforms such as React Native, Amplify, API’s, and Figma. We believe that this being only our first or second hackathon, we challenged ourselves to fully dive into an idea and take advantage of the resources available to us!
What we learned
- React Native
- Python Servers
- Implementing APIs
What's next for WanderLust