Description as a Tweet:

An estimated 30,000 Guest Meal Swipes get wasted every semester, right here at UMass. I have decided to help change that.


Seeing people standing outside dining halls waiting for someone to come by and swipe them in was heartbreaking, to say the least. People have already found a solution to this problem, by posting on facebook groups, but that has its problems. That's why I have created this app to change that. Fighting food security at this level is an ambitious goal that will take more than just one person with an app.

What it does:

I have created an app that works on Android and iOS. If you have meal swipes to spare you can create a post with the duration of time that you'll be able to swipe a person in, and the location. This can also be done anonymously. People who sign up on the app are verified by their UMass emails to prevent spam.
Radar Mode [OPT-IN]:
If you enter a Dining hall the app will automatically send out an anonymous broadcast signal to other people looking for swipes.

How we built it:

I used firebase to authenticate and store the NoSQL database. The App was created on Android studio. The backend logic was written in Python.

Technologies we used:

  • SQL
  • Python

Challenges we ran into:

Integrating different modules and APIs was a difficult task, which is where I spent most of my time.

Accomplishments we're proud of:

The app looks the same on both Android and iOS, ensuring a similar experience regardless of the device you're using.

What we've learned:

I learned a lot of different tech stacks while creating this app. All of which were very new to me.

What's next:

Implementing more features that I didn't get a chance to during the 36 hours.

Built with:

Android Studio

Prizes we're going for:

  • Best Mobile App
  • Best Documentation

Team Members

Ayush Sahu

Table Number

Table 22