With the current number of COVID19 cases skyrocketing in California we wanted to create an application that is able to send out daily texts to warn users about the severity of the pandemic, encouraging them to stay home.

What it does

COVID Alerts is able to send out daily texts to its users providing them with information on the current total number of COVID19 cases and deaths in their county as well as how many cases and deaths were gained or lost within the past day or week.

How I built it

COVID Alerts was built using Python with the help of the Pandas framework and Twilio API. We used pandas analyze and retrieve data provided and updated daily by the New York Times and Twilio API to send auto daily messages to our users.

Challenges I ran into

Some of the biggest challenges that we ran into was finding the right data set and learning Pandas in such a short time period.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We are proud of the overall application as we were able to turn a simple idea into a working product in such a short time that will hopefully show our users the severity of COVID19.

What I learned

We learned how to effectively code together while living hours apart through the use of Git/github as well as a very popular and important data analysis framework such as Pandas.

What's next for COVID Alerts

We plan to add different kinds of alerts that branch out further than just the change in total amount of cases and deaths in our user's counties.

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