Every business is hurting right now, from the biggest companies to the smallest ones. Since the first case of coronavirus in the U.S. was confirmed in February of this year, restaurants and food businesses around the country have been affected in various ways. This app aims to help food business owners to keep their businesses running by providing more information to the public about their eateries.
What it does
Since food on delivery and in-car orders are on a surge right now, our app allows a consumer to see restaurant details like hours of operation, estimated-delivery-time, most recent food inspection score (only available in San Francisco area), food-grade approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration), takeaway containers used and food-delivery availability. Since some of the apps like Google and Yelp sometimes do not have an accurate open and closed hours during this time, so our app let the restaurant owners create their business information in our platform and update their business hours
How I built it
This app was built on an Android Studio using Java and Firebase and Fire Store as the database to store data, as well as Fire Query to filter the restaurants' results in a limited radius.
Challenges I ran into
This is our first time to create a mobile application using android studio IDE and firebase
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
This is our first time to build a mobile app that hopefully can help other people and businesses get through this crazy pandemic.
What I learned
We learned how to use firebase and firestore as a database to store, and retrieve data.
What's next for Rescov
We want to retrieve the food inspection score data of the whole California state, so everyone in California can check out new restaurants and be sure that their food is safe. Since time is limited, we did not have upload the app to Google play store, if we have more time, it will be uploaded on Google play so people can test it
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android-studio, firebase, firestore