A retail related hack was of interest to our team as we have all experienced the lulls and glamours of online shopping. We drew most of our experience from Amazon and the like and decided to apply that knowledge into creating a tool to ease shopping practices as we would like to see it changed. Coupled with HyVee's presence at HackISU, we found that the nutrition labels were a few clicks away when we thought that would be the most important thing a consumer should be seeing.
What it does
Checkout Nutrition would be a Chrome extension that lists the products in the cart, the calories of each product in the cart, the main macro nutrients in the products, and a total of the above parameters at the end.
How we would have built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for Checkout Nutrition
Getting the cross HTTP requests to work outside of the console and in the Chrome extension.