Inspiration

The need to strengthen the ties between neighbors by caring about each other's health and safety. People are often more unaware of their health than that of others like parents.

What it does

iOS and Android app Allows the user to post their comments about health and store them in the Firebase database. Allows the user to "like" other people's comments. Potentially shows the user how positive your comments are by using Google Cloud API and how it changes by time. This makes the user more aware of their mental conditions.

How we built it

Used Flutter, a software for cross-platform mobile developments, to develop GUI. Used Firebase to manage user accounts and store the comments users post. Using the Google Cloud API for Natural Language Procession to analyze how positive the user's comments are.

Challenges we ran into

Figuring out how to convert data in Firebase to text data to show it on the app. Figuring out how to use the Google Cloud APIs. Integrating codes for the back-end and those for the front-end.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

The app dynamically displays comments from users on the screen. Managing the data transfer between the app and the Firebase: user accounts and comments. Intuitive and sophisticated UIs.

What we learned

How to use software for cross-platform mobile development. How to manage data in the cloud and database. How to introduce APIs into apps.

What's next for Whiteboard, a local social network for mental awareness

Implementing a function that associates your current location to your comments you make there. By doing so, you can get to know what other people near you such as neighbors are thinking and how their mental conditions are. Completing implementation for the Google Cloud API and giving the users more detailed data about their health and safety.

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