As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases around the world, people are struggling to keep themselves mentally and physically safe and stable. Some individuals and communities are having a tougher time than others. But still, people all over the world are trying to stay strong and fight against it from their limited ability. Looking at these efforts, we were thinking to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. So, we decided to create a single platform that will help to raise awareness, support the community, and reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

What it does

We are trying to provide a single app that will raise awareness, support the community, and reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

  • By detecting the user's location, the app will throw a notification saying "Please stay home unless it's an emergency" when the user crosses the 50m distance from his home. The app will also remind users to wash their hands every one or two hours, not to touch their faces, and clean their houses as per the user settings preferences.

  • The app will also provide an exchange platform for the people who are in crisis. People can share their extra stuff like hand sanitizers, tissue, masks, etc. to the people who cannot find them in the stores. People can also request for these things in the app.

  • People can use the self-assessment tool integrated with this app to keep track of their health. According to their answers, it will provide necessary recommendations to the user. To keep in mind, these questions are adapted from the Alberta Health Services.

How we built it

We used Figma for designing and prototyping. Icons downloaded from

Challenges we ran into

As this was our first hackathon, and it was completely digital, we lack experiences. But I think we managed it well in the end. For the current COVID-19 situation, the team members always had to work remotely. It was difficult to sync the energy for brainstorming and working during this period.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

As we mentioned earlier this was our first-ever hackathon, we are really proud to finish the project and submit it successfully.

What we learned

We have learned a lot of things throughout this hackathon. First of all, we got the taste of the Hackathon, and it's already addictive. We also learned to create a prototype from scratch using Figma, constant remote working and still maintain quality. We also learned many things from the workshops such as TDD, Ruby on Rails, and Quantum Computing, etc.

What's next for WIN COVID-19

Now the prototyping is done, we are planning to develop and deliver the app to the people as soon as possible. We have a few more features to add in the existing prototype such as, by detecting the user's location, we will show them the nearest hospital and test centers. We will also add notification feature for offered and requested items, and an in-app chat feature for users to communicate.

Built With

  • figma
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