Jeez finally back on this thing! It is the final weeks here for my senior design project and I can’t even describe how stressful and time consuming the past couple of weeks have been. The best part is that it’s not even over yet!! We still have some work and preparation to do before the Fasenmyr Engineering Conference on April 30th. Since I haven’t even thought about posting, I decided I might as well plug myself and the project here.
So a little bit about the project. My team and I have been working on a Crowdfunding aggregator for the past two semesters. Wooowweeeee! It has been a ride to say the least. I don’t like to talk about it…
You may be asking, “what the f@#% is crowdfunding aggregation?”
Good question reader! Simply put, we developed a system that traverses HTML and pulls out data related to crowdfunding campaigns from sites like Kickstarter, GoFundMe, Fundly, etc. All these campaigns are based out of wonderful Erie, PA. We combine the Erie-based campaigns from all these different sites and present them in one place…into a convenient mobile app! It is the one-stop-shop for Erie crowdfunding!
What’s the point? Well, crowdfunding has exploded in the past few years. New sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe are coming out like hotcakes! It is very easy to get lost in all the opportunities, making it hard for people to find crowdfunding campaigns in their local area. In fact, this is what makes so many campaigns, especially in Erie, go underfunded or just straight up ignored. Yeah this is an outrage.
Now, I won’t get into all of the technical aspects of this project. Maybe that will be for later…BUT I am happy to say that the first version of our Android application is out on the Google Play Store!!
We need people to download this thing. Spread the word to all your homies. The big question we have right now is device and version compatibility. Also, we need to make sure the back-end server I wrote can keep up. Our presentation at the Fasenmyr Conference is in two weeks (April 30th). We need all the help we can get to work out the kinks and to pretty it up! Download it now! It’s Free!! But be sure to donate to some campaigns…it is FUNd 😉
Click or tap the badge below to check it out! Be sure to review (and give 5 stars…ಠ_ಠ) so that we can get some more eyes on the app and get some honest feedback!
P.S. more on the Android Planner App is coming. I promise ¯\_(ツ)_/¯