Help

Help was my first app which was not a game. Also, it was built for charity. Help’s concept in a nutshell: we have a big map with locations of homeless people, who need help ASAP. They need things like food, water, blanket, glasses, etc. If a user comes across a homeless person, the app asks […]

Help was my first app which was not a game. Also, it was built for charity.

Help’s concept in a nutshell: we have a big map with locations of homeless people, who need help ASAP. They need things like food, water, blanket, glasses, etc. If a user comes across a homeless person, the app asks for some very basic information, like name, and needs – then adds them to the map. If a person is added, then other users can see the homeless people around them, and can bring them the items they need.

It was built using Xamarin and C# at first, and it looked like this:

The performance was awful, and the UI wasn’t responsive. Also, I didn’t like Xamarin at all, so I decided to learn just enough JavaScript and React-Native to rewrite the Help app, and create a better version of it. I had to do it ASAP, as it got a lot of hype from the Hungarian media pretty quickly. This is what the re-made version looks like:


It wasn’t the best app for sure, but for a first attempt, it turned out to be pretty good. But for the time I developed the new version, the hype was over, and I don’t work on this project anymore. But if you want to, you can still download it from Google Play to try it out.

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