We thought doing a COVID-related web app was both relevant and important.

What it does

It allows users to view local COVIDpandemic data.

How I built it

Using Flask, Python, HTML, CSS, the Google Places API, and data from the New York Times

Challenges I ran into

Processing the data was a little tricky because of some inconsistencies.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Building the back end by hand

What I learned

JavaScript! I'd pretty much never used it before.

What's next for Covistics

Our Google Cloud deployment is slow and unable to update our graphs (it worked locally, but when fully deployed kind of broke down), so doing something about that would be a first priority. Also, expanding outside of the US, and adding more specific data (like geo-locating active cases or number of tests).

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