What inspired me to build Tracus
I was inspired by the death of a neighbor few months ago due to her inability to afford the payment of her medical bill. There were many people in our vicinity that were financially capable that could have helped her out but due to the issue of dignity preservation, she kept her issue to herself and decided to endure till she got financially buoyant to finance her bill. But unfortunately, she died as a result.
I then realized that sometimes people(co-worker, a neighbor, people in our community etc,) around us are going through a tough time that they keep to themselves to keep their dignity intact. They fear and are not sure who can get truly concerned about their problem without turning them down which could make them feel demoralized.
Tracus solves this by keeping their identity and thus preserve their dignity while informing the people in their immediate community about such need so that they get linked to only someone in their community that is truly ready to help.
What it does
Tracus helps anyone to inform the entire immediate community about their dire needs which could be service, finance or any other material item while keeping the identity and thus preserving the dignity of such circumstantial needy.
How I built it
I built it as a Tracus website and mobile application
Challenges I ran into
I had a difficult time securing fund for this project, in fact i personally financed it mostly and i am out of fund already.
Secondly, learning how to build a mobile application too without a prior knowledge gave me a tough experience.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The website is perfectly working and the mobile application will soon be released too.
What I learned
I learned flutter in order to embark on app design for Tracus.
I also learned some lesson that with enough mutual empathy, the world would be a far better place than it is. And that everybody takes their dignity as quite important and that some are ready to sacrifice to a detrimental extent to keep it preserved.
What's next for Tracus
Releasing our mobile application and extending beyond the locality it is operating by adequate publicity.
Try It out
bootstrap, css3, flutter, google-geocoding, html5, mysql, php, whogohost