We are tired of ads and other bulls*#*!, but we still find some people's post on social media valuable. That's why we build a place where you can have all this interesting content together.
What it does
It let's you subscribe to people on Facebook, Twitter and Medium and displays a feed from the latest stuff this people posted.
How we built it
For the frontend we tried to keep the styling of each source as reliably as we could.
For the backend we used a different technology for each source:
The facebook feed comes from a webscrapping we made using nightmare.js. It took by far the longest to do.
For twitter we used the twitter search api.
For medium we used an RSS feed.
Challenges we ran into
From getting the styling reliably (identical) to getting the feeds everything was challenging, but specially getting information from Facebook. We need to login as the user so you can already see the issues there...
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We have a working prototype and we are more than willing to use it on our everyday life's, which is the most amazing thing about a project, being able to use it daily.
What we learned
We learned webscrapping, to use react and postgres, to use Promises everywhere and to mimic the style of a website.
What's next for Feedr
We hope we can get to the point where we have all the networks we are interested in (add hackernews, for example) so that it becomes something we use daily.