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README.md

MeterQuest

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.

Screenshot of parking heat map

Screenshot of MeterQuest

Screenshot of user marking a spot in MeterQuest

Screenshot of user finding a spot in MeterQuest

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

Team Members

Our team:

Technologies, APIs, and Datasets Utilized

We used the following technologies:

We used the following APIs:

Contributing

In order to build and run our app:

  • Install node >= 0.11.0
  • npm install
  • gulp
  • View on localhost:3000

Our code is licensed under the MIT License. Pull requests will be accepted to this repo, pending review and approval.

Git Etiquette

  • 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