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README.md

Mars Attracts!

a flight booking system for trips to Mars

Book your flight now!

developed by Andrew Krueger, Ben White, Chris Boette

A flight reservation app set in the near future, facilitating permanent relocation and/or adventure-planning to a newly colonized Mars. Search flights, select amenities, and book your ticket!

Disclaimer: you cannot book an actual ticket

This project was built by students at MakerSquare, an immersive, ten-week web application development training course. The project was started for the second weekend hackathon and developed over the next three weeks.

####Technologies

#####Backend

  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL

#####Frontend

  • Angular.js
  • ZURB Foundation
  • CSS3
  • jQuery
  • jQuery Knob

#####API's & Gems

  • Mandrill for Action Mailer Removed
  • Custom scraper for Mars weather collection
  • ForecastIO
  • Chart.js

#####To Do

  • Replace Mandrill for Action Mailer
  • Maths: calculating the distance & travel time using Kepler's Laws, Hohmann Transfer Orbit; adding and displaying the trip's total cost
  • Incorporate Stripe for collecting payment
  • Refactor: break the controllers into separate files; make use of templates
  • Add a static 'About Us' page
  • Make the animations at the end flow more smoothly
built in Austin, TX, January 2014