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β€œLocal Lunch”

An App/Software Project
By Harrison, David, Sam, and Isaiah
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ PS/IS 187 Hudson Cliffs
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About this Project:

When kids go out to eat, sometimes they don't have enough food or money. Local lunch is dedicated to affordable lunch spots in the area. It tells you some deals and combos of the places. For the students that order, it sends you to the website where you can order things.

We realized how many kids are having trouble with eating outside of school, so we created something to help them. We made something that will make kids have an easier time going out to eat. In doing so, we found ways to make it simple.

It would show you the places in your area based on zip code, and then give you a large selection of places. You chose a place, and it gives you a short description about the place, and deals and combos to go with it.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Mike Virgil πŸ‘ Head of Commodities Technology + Head of Execution & Clearing Technology at RBC Capital Markets — Emoti-Con Judge
An extremely interesting and original idea - for an extremely important issue! Creating simple, user-friendly, accessible tools to empower young people to find affordable, healthy meals outside of school... It's a very powerful pitch. I thought the presentation was very informative, with a good introduction and further walkthrough of the app. It would be a great idea to see how to integrate more information from health / nutrition sources into the offering as well. Also, linking to other trusted external resources for kids in need of assistance would be interesting to look into. I feel that this idea has great potential - and can make a positive impact in the real world. Great job!

Amanda Rodriguez πŸ‘ Instructional Design Manager at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
Amazing idea! I love the amount of options there are to compare food in the area and their prices.

Larry Lieberman πŸ‘ CEO at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
Awesome! This is a great example of how technology and innovation can help solve hyper-local idea problems. Great work identifying a challenge that students and their friends encounter almost every day. The presentation is really thoughtful and motivates everyone to want to have an app like this for their local community.

Stewart Katz πŸ‘ Director, Innovation & New Product Launches at Verizon — Emoti-Con Judge
Great idea! Really found a specific problem and tackled it. Especially liked the idea of looking at your app's future competition. You might consider two things in your next iteration. First, have a search that is based on how much money you have or are willing to spend on lunch. So if the user only has $5, what are their options? Second, consider a ratings or review function so the best value meals get known. Overall great idea and good execution.

Feedback from the Community:

Ana πŸ‘ a Teacher from NYC
Favorite project!!!
Michaela πŸ‘ a Middle School Student
This is so cool, I know when i went out to lunch it was hard to find good places!
πŸ‘ a Community Member from New York, NY
Thanks for helping young people eat affordable while supporting local businesses!
Martha Lucia Molina Prado πŸ‘ a Teacher from University of Pamplona, Colombia
Interesting proyect!
πŸ‘ a Parent from New york city
Look for menus with good dietary/healthy mix
Dez πŸ‘ a Parent from NYC
Love it!
πŸ‘ a Parent from Brentwood TN
Great idea! Could be utilized nationwide!
πŸ‘ a Community Member from New York, NY
I love anything that helps feed our young people. With prices rising so quickly, knowing where you can get an affordable meal wherever you go is essential.
Sandra Luna πŸ‘ a Community Member from Colombia
They are very creative people
πŸ‘ a Community Member
Great app!
Kaitlyn πŸ‘ a Community Member from NYC
So impressive and well thought out!
Carey πŸ‘ a Community Member from Brooklyn
I live across the street from a school and this would help students explore new spots in the neighborhood and encourage local restaurants to offer student specials!
πŸ‘ a Parent
Es una muy buen opcion cuando se tiene la necesidad, porque ahorra tiempo y se va directo al lugar que cumple con las condiciones.
Eileen πŸ‘ a Community Member from Queens, NYC
Awesome idea!
Barbara πŸ‘ a Community Member from New York City
This is such a great idea! Students (and everyone else) can budget and find the right meal for them.
Martha Elena Giraldo Sierra πŸ‘ a Community Member from Colombia
It is a great idea for children to have access to decent food
πŸ‘ a Parent from Colombia
Excelent project!
πŸ‘ a Teacher
Wilson πŸ‘ a Parent from United States
This project is thoughtful, fun and fulfills an important basic need. Bravo, well done!
HΓ©ctor Aguilera πŸ‘ a Teacher from Colombianita
Muy ΓΊtil para padres y para chicos.
Wilson πŸ‘ a Parent from United States
The project is fun, thoughtful and fulfills an important basic need - Bravo & well done!
πŸ‘ a Community Member from New York City
What a great concept!
Daniela πŸ‘ a College Representative from Colombia
This Is such a helpfull proyect. It also has great visual and an amazing concept. Great job!!
Joe πŸ‘ a Parent from Suburbs
Great idea.
Joe πŸ‘ a Parent
Great idea!
CookieMonster πŸ‘ a Community Member from Sesame Street
L is for LocalLunch
Patrick πŸ‘ a Community Member
This is such a clever idea and well thought-out. I can easily imagine this being used!
Steph πŸ‘ a Community Member from Manhattan
Great idea. Also good to have a kid's perspective on local restaurants.
Brian πŸ‘ a Parent from NYC
Very cool and useful idea! Something that I could see my kids being excited about using.
Luis F. πŸ‘ a Parent from Colombia
I think it is a very good application and it can help children to make a better decision when choosing a place to eat
Naomi πŸ‘ a Community Member
Great project, great idea!
jerome πŸ‘ a Community Member from france
wonderful idea + great work = best project
regis πŸ‘ a Community Member from paris / france
outstanding, amazing, fabulous
Adam πŸ‘ a Community Member from NYC
This is a great idea!
Glenn πŸ‘ a Parent from NY
Wow, what a great idea for the kids! A great way for parents to ensure the kids are making good choices also.
πŸ‘ a Technology Professional
Great idea,amazing job
πŸ‘ a Community Member
Excelent work
Ivan πŸ‘ a Community Member from France
To transfer it to other cities, to generalize.
H πŸ‘ a Middle School Student from NY
I love the idea.It is very helpful
πŸ‘ a Community Member from New York City
Great concept!
Christina πŸ‘ a Community Member from New jersey
Nice great work
πŸ‘ a Parent from NYC
Great idea! Making lunch affordable is a great!
ThaisπŸ‘ πŸ‘ a Teacher from New Jersey
What a great project!πŸ‘
Crispin πŸ‘ a Community Member from nyc
love the concept...
Adriana πŸ‘ a Parent from Brooklyn NY
This will definately benefit students!
Ms. Emel πŸ‘ a Teacher from PS/IS 187
This is such a great idea to support fellow students and the local businesses in our community. Kudos to your teamwork for creating this as a solution!

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