MeterQuest provides an easy interface to search for open parking spots using a combination of open parking spot data as well as available parking spots reported by users.
This application was developed on the weekend of 3/20 - 3/22 as part of the Hack the Commute hackathon.
Challenge and Approach
Our submission was intended to reduce congestion by simplifying the process of finding parking spots.
We approached this problem in a number of ways:
- Provide a simple interface for finding parking spots
- Gamify the process of identifying available parking spots for other users
- Use open data to filter available parking spots
Technologies, APIs, and Datasets Utilized
We used the following technologies:
- CoffeeScript (server-side)
- Twitter Bootstrap
We used the following APIs:
In order to build and run our app:
- Install node >= 0.11.0
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Our code is licensed under the MIT License. Pull requests will be accepted to this repo, pending review and approval.
- Commits must have only one parent (rebase instead of merging)
- Write descriptive commit messages
- Don't push broken or incomplete code to master
- Use feature branches locally
- Don't rewrite history on origin