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WhipperSnapper

Project for CodePath Android class.

WhipperSnapper is an app that connects senior citizens with volunteers to help them with everyday tasks. Whether it's moving furniture, tech support, or just having a card-playing partner, WhipperSnapper provides individual help to enable seniors to live comfortably without expensive caretakers. WhipperSnapper is a TaskRabbit app powered by the good will of the community. Volunteers can help as frequently as they want according to their own availability, without the entrance barrier of long-term commitment.

Required stories:

  • Users can create profiles of their contact information.
  • User can attach/take a photo to their profile.
  • Seniors can posts tasks to the server.
  • Seniors can attach/take a photo to their task.
  • Seniors can cancel task requests.
  • Volunteers can use a map interface to find tasks near them.
  • Volunteers can use a list view to find nearby tasks.
  • Seniors and volunteers can enter a chat with each other for exchanging questions and details.
  • Seniors receive a system notification when a volunteer offers help for a task.
  • Seniors can accept or decline an offer of help. Volunteers can decline their help offer.
  • GPS will locate the user as a starting point for searches/task posts.

Demo:

Demo

This demo shows:

  • (The first screen with the "I'm a senior" and "I'm a volunteer" buttons got cut in the recording.)
  • Senior user signing up, taking a photo for their profile pic and then changing to an uploaded one.
  • Senior user creating a task, selecting the "Computer / Tech Help" category and filling in details.
  • Senior takes an optional photo to attach to the task.
  • Senior sets the location based on the map, then switches back to using their home address.
  • Senior creates task and arrives at the waiting page.
  • (Volunteer sign up is skipped since it is identical to the senior user sign up.)
  • The volunteer's first page shows a map of their location and nearby task requests.
  • The volunteer can also look at a list view of nearby task requests.
  • The volunteer selects a task from the map view, an info window shows up. Clicking it takes the volunteer to the task details page.
  • The volunteer clicks on "Offer to do this task" and goes to a chat room.
  • (Off screen on a second device, the senior receives a system notification to open the chat room.)
  • The users talk in a chat room.
  • (Off screen, the senior user also has an "Accept" button.)
  • When the senior clicks the accept button, the chat room closes and the task address information is displayed.
  • (Off screen) When leaving the chat room, the senior goes back to the "Create a task" activity and the volunteer goes back to the "Find a task" activity.

Wireframes:

Profile creation Seniors posting a task Volunteers finding a task Chat screen to accept help offer

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