covid19vir.us

✨Inspiration✨

MLH’s esteemed organizers were kind enough to offer me a free domain from GoDaddy and it was only just if I used this in a way that helps society, especially in this pandemic time that we all are going through. I started thinking about the Coronavirus, and brainstormed the idea of registering a domain about the virus, so that I could do my own part to help people in the pandemic. Then, I realized that the word “COVID 19 VIR*US*” ends with “us”, which is a really cool domain extension on GoDaddy. I looked it up, and sure enough — it was available.

I wanted to build something related to the covid pandemic and based on my ability as a beginner and the limited time, it seemed that a COVID 19 Tracker was a hack I could easily conquer so that’s what I built.

💥What it does💥

The website uses an API to detect your location and displays the covid 19 stats for your country. You can also search for a country from a list, or by typing into the search bar, which will display the covid data of that country. The data displayed includes number of cases, recoveries and the death count per country. Aside of merely displaying the figures, my website also presents them in the form of a graph/chart, which you can interact with. You can hover over the graph to see covid cases by date, and you can also select/unselect any of the 3 types of data displayed in the graph.

⚙️How we built it⚙️

The domain - I went to GoDaddy’s MLH site, and followed the steps and registered my domain. The process was a of piece of cake! Speaking of cake, 🍰Happy (Hacky) Birthday, MLH!!!!🎂 The actual hack - I used HTML and CSS and a lot of JavaScript, as well as a few APIs ** to build the website. This was my first time using APIs, so I got stuck, and I wasn’t very familiar with JS either, so it took me a lot of medium articles, YouTube videos and stack overflow to help me whenever I got stuck. A special **thanks to the MLH ers and my co-hackers on discord who helped me continuously through the hackathon whenever I got stuck,

🏆Accomplishments that we're proud of🏆

  • Getting to own a domain as cool as “covid19vir.us” and successfully building a useful project on it, despite working alone in the limited time.

🚀What's next for covid19vir.us🚀

More ways to visualize data and more covid related info that will truly be useful to people will be added by me in the near future.

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