Inspiration

Companies pay BILLIONS of dollars each year on ads. In 2018, the cost of a 30-second Super Bowl commercial was $5.2 million. In 2019, the average cost of a 30-second ad raised to $5.25 million. I wanted to think of a way to help local businesses during these tough times to stay afloat by earning some extra revenue through advertising.

What it does

Ad Here is a platform where local businesses can offer space to companies, other businesses, or interested people to post ads at their location.

Different Layer Analyzation usages:

  • post up some fliers for your garage sale or lost dog at a busy stop sign.
  • hire a sign flipper at a busy traffic intersection at 1pm to tell people to go to your restaurant.
  • placing fliers at transit stops

How I built it

It's a native android app built with java. I used the Here Android SDK and the Data Hub rest api to retrieve the different data layers. The backend is built with nodejs using express. The database is a PostgreSQL instance running on AWS RDS. The payment integration is using braintree which allows paypal and creditcard payments.

Challenges I ran into

I wanted to eventbrite's API to get list of events so I could analyze different events and pinpoint locations + different types of ads that you could display to them, but not many events are happening irl during covid.

What's next for Ad Here

Incorporating people who want to advertise on their front lawn is definitely a possibility especially if they live on some busy street.

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