Inspiration

The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty of finding clear, concise data inspired us to make an ad-free, simple-to-use website with information about COVID-19 and various tools to help you stay healthy.

What it does

This site aggregates news and the latest data on coronavirus. The site has a sentiment analyzer and smart comparator that, based on input, can detect the mood of the user and compare his/her input to symptoms of multiple diseases, including COVID-19. Apart from the analyzer, the site also has a hospital finder for ease of access if you would like to get tested. If you don't want to go to the hospital, the site even includes a small self-diagnostic quiz.

How we built it

The app was built with Python Flask and HTML/CSS/JS. We used Python to create our custom analyzer and scraper.

Challenges we ran into

It was challenging to integrate Python backend with Javascript frontend, as well as to scrape and parse the huge amount of COVID-19 data we had.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of getting all the tools to work (scraping and analyzing), as well as the general styling of the site.

What we learned

We learned to not get sidetracked on less important things, and to do the most important parts of the project first.

Share this project:

Updates