Finding suitable housing in Vancouver is getting harder by the day. Juggling between platforms and having to re-enter the same criteria 5 times in a row just adds frustration to it.
What it does
A centralized, single-site solution for rental home search needs
How I built it
- Scrap listing data from craigslist using python-craigslist
- Create python web application with Flask
- Implement text message alert to user
Challenges I ran into
Fatigue. Both of us being first terms, our lack of experience and exposure can only be compensated by time - which we did not have a lot of.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We showed up, we stayed the 12 hours. We took the challenge to step out of our comfort zone and survived it!
What I learned
Better understanding of APIs and Web Frameworks
What's next for FindHome
- Complete the Web application UI
- Connect to program
- Host publicly