Seattle Hack The Commute. Team Geo Hackers for Good.
Application Name: WorkOrbit This application was developed on March 22, 2015 for the Seattle Hack the Commute.
Our app is live at http://example.com/awesome-app-that-doesnt-exist.
Challenge and Approach
Our submission is for Challenge #5: Encourage users to select options that relieve pressure on the overall transportation. We aim to help new residents of Seattle find the right neighborhood with an experience that encourages informed transit choices.
Our approach for satisfying this challenge was to:
- Interviewed various residents about the challenges and priorities they identified when selecting housing
- Looked deeply at available datasets to discover ways to guide citizens relocating to the Seattle area toward better informed decisions
- Considered off-the-shelf API solutions to meet time constraints
- Discussed various design directions with mentors to distill down the decision tree for a natural user experience
- Focused and interated on intuitive, clean design to avoid information overload
Our team is comprised of:
- Allan Yeung@alyeung - Project Management & Presentation
- Adrienne Kerr@JungleDre - Front-end & Mapping Technology
- Andy Barr@elandybarr - Mapping Technology
- Darren Mills@DarrenMills - UX & Design
Technologies, APIs, and Datasets Utilized
We made use of:
- Pronto Bike Share Locations & Data
- SDOT Public Garage Data
- Neighborhood Shapes KC GIS
- Google Maps API
- Walkscore API
- Express JS
If you'd like to contribute please contact Adrienne Kerr @JungleDre.
- Home / Apartment Search Partners
- Deeper implementation of data sets
- Market as work & city relocation service
Our code is licensed under the MIT License. Pull requests will be accepted to this repo, pending review and approval.