We wanted an app that combines stock articles from multiple sources to have easy access to all the data and a way to visualize it using graphs beyond the stock trends.
What it does
Gets stock articles from various news sources, rates them based on the number of positive and negative words, gets data from the top trending and slumping stocks, displays the buzzwords and corresponding articles for each stock.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Figuring out how to get the articles from each news source, as each website had a different structure, working with languages we weren't familiar with, trying to integrate the front end and the back end.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Although hosting the JSON on Heroku didn't quite work out, we were able to get everything completed using static data.
What we learned
Data Parsing, UI, Web Crawling, HTTP requests
What's next for Broker
Adding more functionality and visualization so users can potentially also see the stock trends instead of just buzzwords and related articles.