About Event Finder

Event Finder is a simple Chrome Extension that enables users to search for events happening in their area. Event Finder allows you to provide specifics for your location to find events happening near you. There is also an option to search for events happening in the next weekend. Event Finder uses the Eventbrite API as its source of data and indicates upcoming events.

Installation & Usage

Install Event Finder from the Chrome Web Store and you're good to go! Clicking the button will open up a form allowing you to input location data as selectively as you like. You can exit the popup window after submitting the form and you'll be notified when the results come back.

Inspiration

My friends are always looking to know what's going on locally, such as talks, competitions, and holiday festivals. Eventbrite is a popular management tool for event hosts and their Search API allows for browsing through their event database based on the criteria provided by the user.

Challenges

My biggest challenge was how to go about saving the data. I'm planning on optimizing the data or compressing it such that it can be synced across accounts. This way, you can access your searches from any Chrome browser using your account.

Current Features

  • Search for events happening this weekend
  • Upcoming badge for any event that is within 2 days of the current date
  • Local storage saves your search results so you can come back to it any time
  • Notifications inform you when you can view your search results
  • You can search by address and range, city, region, or country; searches can become as simple or complex as you'd like with Eventbrite's API

What's coming up next?

  • Clearer error and requirement messages
  • Allow for choice between mi. and km.
  • Optimize storage and requests
    • Explore methods of compressing data; allow for storage syncing between accounts
  • Introduce tabs for specific or more complex searches
  • Create settings page outside the extension's popup
  • Further explore labeling events
  • Show "upcoming badge" if event is within 1 week instead of 2 days

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