Inspiration and What it does
With COVID-19 causing the world to go into isolation and self-quarantine, we decided to create an application that allows you to hang out and meet new people in the comfort and safety of your own home. We also decided that we want to try and help local restaurants in these stressful times, as many local businesses are struggling due to the effects of social distancing. We let you choose the restaurant and food you may want near you, and we’ll get it for you with GrubHub! This website, called Qchat, with the Q for Quarantine, lets us combat social distancing by letting us meet new people, while still allowing us to stay safe from COVID-19. You can have dinner with friends or even go on dates while still maintaining social distancing.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We had trouble running Selenium to click certain buttons at first, which is why we ended up using GrubHub over other food delivery apps such as DoorDash or Ubereats, as GrubHub’s buttons worked the best with our program. We also had trouble with Flask not being able to update the css code continuously, as we eventually realized we had to clear certain browser caches in order to allow Flask to refresh the css correctly.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are proud of the fact that our application had many parts and did not just have a few simple functionalities, and we were still able to finish everything on time, and learned a lot from new libraries and languages too!
What I learned
What's next for Qchat
The next steps for Qchat is being able to build a better bot for automating GrubHub purchases, as well as to implement some more machine learning algorithms in order to have a better idea of what types of people the user may be interested in depending on who they may have swiped right/left for. We would also want to add a chat server feature to the website, so you can chat before you get to talk to each other and also would want to touch up the website design and overall front-end even more.
Discord Usernames: xXOblivionHDXx#4696, yashdhaduti#9904
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