The War

During the COVID19 pandemic of 2020, musicians, magicians, actors, etc did what they do best from home to help society cope with staying at home. We’re an award winning team of coders that build things really fast. Therefore, we decided to do what we do best: build out app ideas and proofs of concepts.

The pandemic will change how our world works and how we work in it. This will require rethinking existing software, workflows and design paradigms. We pledge to come up with a new idea/paradigm/software every week until the end of 2020. The #covidCoder is the hashtag we’ll be using to mark the projects, posts, and media created to showcase our ideas.

Many of the projects will be completely open source. Some were either in development or have outside dependencies, so those will be closed sourceFor the open source ones, this means the code, the architecture, the app design, app media assets will all be up on our founder’s github repoMost of what you see with the #covidCoder hashtag should be free to steal, integrate and build however you see fit. We’re not doing this for money, but rather to help prepare the world for the changes coming. (But we are a team for hire, so if you do like this stuff and want us to build some version of it for you, feel free to Get In Touch.)

Any other coder can join us on this journey. Just be prepared that if you use the #covidCoder hashtag on anything you create, for the most part, you’re agreeing to open source the ideas and associated work. We understand that always won’t be possible (as with a few of our projects), but the intention should be that most work will be open.

How long will we work on each project? Depends on how much interest is expressed for each idea.Our goal is to spark conversation and excitement with our ideas and implementations, not necessarily to launch every one of these ideas. Some will be horrible and some will be good. It’s up to the world to decide which is which. Therefore, we’ll work on them for the full week of their creation and then decide what to do with them after that. Some will lag, while some will stay active. We’ll add a status to each project blurb below so you know which ones are active or not, plus you can always reach out to us on twitter if you like to see one get more love.

BATTLE #1

Project Code Name: BETTAH CASTIN

First up will be Bettah Castin.

A #CovidCoder PoC to figure out a better way to help people do live broadcasts, because watching famous people use existing streaming software was painful.

Open Sourced
Repo: https://github.com/lordbron/BettahCastin

BATTLE #2

Project Code Name: BUY LOCALLY

Buy Locally

Help local biz reach out to local customers during these tough times

http://www.buy-locally.org

*Closed Sourced*

BATTLE #3

Project Code Name: FOOD RUN

Food Run

A way to optimize food runs to eliminate errors; Years in the making, finished just as Covid19 made it even more relevant and needed as all food establishments have become drive-thru/curbside pickup.

https://omegaortega.com/foodrun/

*Closed Sourced*

BATTLE #4

Project Code Name: MY EVICTION

My Eviction

An app to help people getting evicted to know what they’re legal rights are, especially if they cannot afford an attorney to help them.

Open Sourced
Repo: Not Yet Available

BATTLE #5

Project Code Name: PARTY CHAT

Party Chat

A video chat that acts more like real life. Current tools puts everyone in one meeting and audio is broadcast to all. We should have organization like “event/party” there should be a host that welcomes people as they arrive. After that, you should see clusters of people that you should be able to click on to hear/eavesdrop before you decide to “join”. Each group here’s their conversation but they should be able to hear “background noise” of other groups. Bar area, food table, dance floor

Open Sourced
Repo: Not Yet Available

BATTLE #6

Project Code Name: ELEMENTARY CLASS LEARNING

Elementary Class Learning

An app to help elementary school teachers teach to their students but at the elementary school level

Open Sourced
Repo: Not Yet Available

BATTLE #7

Project Code Name:
HIGH SCHOOL CLASS LEARNING

High School Class Learning

An app to help teachers teach to their students, but with a high school mindset and approach

Open Sourced
Repo: Not Yet Available

BATTLE #8

Project Code Name: UNIVERSITY CLASS LEARNING

University Class Learning

An app to help university professors teach to their students, in a way that is better suited to a collegiate style of learning.

Open Sourced
Repo: Not Yet Available

BATTLE #9

Project Code Name: REMOTE EVENTS

Remote Events

An app to help give an in person conference vibe to online conferences.

Open Sourced
Repo: Not Yet Available

BATTLE #10

Project Code Name: TOGETHER GAMING

Together Gaming

Kids can play games together over FaceTime

Open Sourced
Repo: Not Yet Available

BATTLE #11

Project Code Name: NO TOUCH POS

No Touch POS

A shopper should be able to use a Point of Sale system without touching it; a less tech-y version of the Amazon Go system. Still check out and pay, but the POS screens/machines don’t have to be touched.

Open Sourced
Repo: Not Yet Available

BATTLE #12

Project Code Name:
PHONE HANDOFF ATM

Phone Handoff ATM

Use your phone to verify your identity for ATM, etc. so you literally just get the cash and that’s it.

Open Sourced
Repo: Not Yet Available

BATTLE #13

Project Code Name:
APPROPRIATE DISTANCE

Appropriate Distance

AR app to show you how far you should be from the next person during the pandemic

Open Sourced
Repo: Not Yet Available