As avid readers, we were inspired to create this project after finding it difficult to find information about specific books in one place. We wanted to create a platform where people can find information on any book in the world without having to search in many different places.
What it does
Book Finder allows users to search for any book and provides them with information on the book. It compiles all the information that a person would want to know about a book in one place! Additionally, it provides suggestions for other books that the user might be intending to search for, in case the exact match for the book cannot be found.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We struggled to deploy our project using Heroku after we finished it. Another challenge was finding an API with all of the information that we needed. One of the biggest challenges was having 1 member less than all of the other teams, because one of our teammates did not show up. Additionally, the most difficult challenge for us to overcome was having 3 team members who were all super new to Hackathons with little to no web development experience.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for Find a Book
We have a lot of different ideas that we are going to implement soon after the Hackathon! One of the ideas that we would like to put into action is curating book recommendations for users based off of other books they have read and genres they would like to read.