Senior Design Projects

ECS193 A/B Winter & Spring 2020

Rebate Website for Sacramento and Yolo County

Email mtshelnutt@ucdavis.edu
Name Mason Shelnutt
Affiliation N/A

Project's details

Project title Rebate Website for Sacramento and Yolo County
Background The program addresses two issues with free government/state/private entity monies: 1) They are not
visible, so people don’t even know that they exist. Websites that do exist are specific to certain rebate
types (ie. energy), thus they are only in the scopes of those who are aware of these programs; the premium
feature of this app is to push awareness of these programs and increase accessibility. Sometimes it takes
minimal effort beyond just awareness to benefit from these programs (such as with CA-specific rebate
programs through Tesla for 500$, or city rebates for water usage such as in Sacramento which range from
100$ - 3,000$), and sometimes it requires a lot of technical work on the recipients end in which case, 2)
this program should eventually help recipients take advantage of these programs through professional
assistance, or even an accumulation/reference bar full of tools and resources available on the website that
helps these recipients do that work on their own.
Description A simple website wherein I, or some other, could manually upload rebate programs to a catalog,
index them according to some categories/criteria, featuring a UI which supports a search function
through the catalog based off of filters.
Deliverable The project team will design and build an app:
● For users ranging from home, to auto, to appliance owners
● Which allows recipients to search through an indexed catalog of rebate programs for applicable
rebates
Skill set desirable Website development
● User Profiling, Wireframing, UI/UX Design
Phone number (916) 221-8658
Client time availability 30-60 min weekly or more
IP requirement Client wishes to keep IP of the project
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