AssistMe

AssistMe is an Android app made at the Hacks UCSC 2017 Hackathon in a five-man team. It was done using Android Studio with Java and XML while also utilizing backend server infrastructure using Apache with MySQL and PHP.

The Full Story

Inspiration:

We wanted something that could help other people, specifically the elderly/disabled. So, what if we gave them a way to ask for things to be done and people could help them while also giving helpers volunteer experience?

What it does:

It allows users who are disabled/elderly to ask people nearby to help them out. Also, it allows users to help people who need help.

How we built it:

Created the front end in android studio and the back end on a local XAMPP apache server and a mysql data base to store users and such.

Challenges we ran into:

•Implementing Google Maps API.

•Database Implementation using SQL.

•Getting tired.

Accomplishments that we're proud of:

•As a game design student, I learned how to design UI/UX for games however in this project, I received the opportunity to design it for the Tech Cares category. Using the lessons I learned from my classes, I was able to apply my wireframe knowledge in a team for a meaningful purpose.

•Ability to implement a maps API (Google Maps API).

What we learned:

• Introduction to Android Studio.

• How to develop an Android App.

• How to implement an API (Google Maps).

What's next for AssistMe

• Polish User Interface for the app.

• Provide a feedback system for the tasker/task-creater so that their credibility increases.

• Before beginning tasking/creating tasks, ask for an extensive background check to avoid potential app abuse by users.

• The option to further customize tasks; the option to request more chores to get done in one request.

Check it out here!

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