I have decided to do #2 Transit Alarm.
What I did: Hack bright scheduled a trip to Firebase today, which was fantastic because I am planning on using their Transit API for my project. I played with it over the weekend and its fantastic! I learned so much more about how Firebase works – realtime database(NoSQL cloud) where data is stored as JSON, there is an authentication feature (for several social media accounts) and they host! I love how simple it is. I’m going to be using it to pull their data of the in real time Transit information, store my user’s request and authentication. If your interested in trying out their 5 min demo go to: https://www.firebase.com/tutorial/#gettingstarted
I originally had planned on using SQLite as my database, but after the trip to Firebase, I changed my mine. So I had to rethink how I want to have my data flow since with Firebase I do not have to make so many calls to double check my data. I am very excited to learn Firebase and to be able to have another skill set under my belt.
Kai (one of the aids) came by and I showed her my Wire Frame and my data flow and she gave me a lot of great ideas and feedback. She gave me the green light! Yeah!
To do Tomorrow: Research API calls for getting Vehicle ids. When I get stuck I’ll work on making my app routes.