Clara, Michele, Rebecca, Melinda
Politipal is an app that's made to target people who want to know more about politics, but also want to quickly learn about politicians and politics. We believe that it's important for people to be informed about their local elections, and to be involved with politics. Therefore, we hope that it helps to spark a greater interest and increased involvement in politics.
Many people are uninformed about their local politicians, as well as what politicians actual policies are. We also felt that, too often, politics is not talked, or taught, about in schools, so there's a general lack of education around politics in the younger generations.
We addressed it through creating an app that's a resource for people to use, and that would allow them to learn more about their local, national, and regional politicians and what their policies actually are. We hope to better educate our generation on politics, and the political processes.
We didn't know Android Studio when we began, nor did we know Java or XML. This presented an issue, seeing as we had limited time to learn and make the project. We overcame this problem by watching a youtube channel called 'The New Boston,' and reading lots of tutorials on how to use Android Studio. In the end, thankfully, we were able to build a functioning mobile app.