Essential assists Seattle's homeless and low-income community with finding shelter and hot meals near their current location. Created with Ruby on Rails as part of General Assembly's Web Development Immersive Program.
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Pull request Compare This branch is 7 commits behind jstep84:master.
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
app
bin
config
db
lib
log
public
vendor/assets
.DS_Store
.gitignore
Gemfile
Gemfile.lock
README.md
README.rdoc
Rakefile
config.ru
user stories.md

README.md

Logo

Synopsis

Essential is a full-stack web application created to assist Seattle's homeless and low-income community with finding shelter and hot meals near their current locations. The project utilizes:

  • Ruby on Rails framework
  • Yelp API and search
  • data-scraping technology gathering targets from www.resourcehouse.com
  • powerful geolocation formula designed in-house

Motivation

The Essential team was inspired by a shared motivation to focus our project energies on a relevant, community-service based app that is functional immediately upon deployment. Our goal is to secure a relevant solution to a local issue.

Using Essential

Out of the box, Essential is ready to use by either clicking on the shelter or food icon, or typing a specific search into the form on the home page. By creating a free account, the user is able to save their favorite resources and leave useful feedback on their experience.

Installation

Contributing

We need your support! The Essential Project is an open-source movement ready to expand its functionality to any metropolis with a struggling low-income community. You can also add to the Seattle resources database by using the 'Adding a Resource' feature on the application.

  1. Fork it!
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature
  3. Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
  4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
  5. Submit a pull request :D