Our inspiration was derived from the failure to produce when using other API's during the course of Hack the North. We ended up switching projects three times for various reasons and ultimately decided to create a python based program (a language we are both experts in ;) ).
Elephant is a Webpage to PDF converter. Its target users are anyone that wants a offline version of a webpage in human-readable text. There are no images or special features on the PDF, but just simple text.
To be straightforward, I am very proud of the whole project. Considering the amount of wasted time looking to make other API's work or debugging undebugable code.
HTN was a great experience regardless of the troubles we had to go through, if anything it gave us experience in a real-world kinda way.