Inspiration

According to FAO estimates, 189.2 million people are undernourished in India. We also observed that NGOs work with a handful of restaurants or venue halls. But a huge amount of food wastage also comes from households that they do not cater to.

So we decided to create an application that helps connect these households with the food distributors and reduces food wastage.

What it does

Our Application provides uses with two basic features:

  1. Users can register to provide excess food
  2. Users can help in distributing this excess food

Once registered with the second option users can see nearby people who have excess food that they want to donate using a map view.

How we built it:

We wanted our application to be cross-platform and easily accessible so we decided to go with Flutter because it is easy to learn and very handy for rapid development. We started with creating the basic flow of the application and implemented google sign-in. Once the authentication part was done, we focused on getting the map view ready and tried to make it look good using custom colored markers!

Challenges we ran into

We didn't have any big issues, but we did come across many small issues and bugs, the most challenging part of this project was managing multiple APIs (Google Sign-in, Firebase Storage, & Google Maps API) and making these APIs work with each other. However, we were happy that completing this project was a challenge as it helped us to step out of our comfort zone and learn something new! :)

Accomplishments that we're proud of

This was our first time working with flutter, and we as a team are proud of the fact that we managed to come up with an impactful idea and created a prototype in less than a week! This experience helped us to rethink our limits and capabilities!

What we learned

We learned a lot of things from this whole experience, But the most important thing that we learned is the power of teamwork and what can we achieve when we work together towards a common goal. We also learned that languages and frameworks are just tools to shape our creativity and help others with it.

What's next for Yummy Donation

Our next goal is to improve Yummy Donation by creating a more secure and robust authentication system. Along with the technical improvements we want to spread this idea as much as possible to create an impact with this project!

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