We are all passionate about helping small businesses and knew that many were going out of business due to the lack of people dining out. We wanted to make a program that made consumers feel safe and encouraged to dine out.
What it does
Foodversity is a program that uses APIs from COVID-Now and TomTomDeveloper, which uses latitude and longitude in tandem with geocoding to find points of interest, mainly restaurants while checking whether the county and city have high rates of COVID infection and whether the risk level is above a threshold. It then compiles a list of restaurants that are safe based on that information.
How we built it
We built this project with HTML and CSS for web development in addition to bootstrap and repl.it is the IDE. We used the TomTom geocoding API and the Covid-Now API to gather all the information needed to use the logic and build the list for the back-end work.
Challenges we ran into
We ran into many challenges with finding and implementing APIs. In fact, many variations of our idea had to be changed because there was no free API that would help us execute our plan. This severely limited the amount of time we were able to work on the current idea.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of making a working map and improving our design skills to make the website look presentable to consumers in addition to using APIs to locate safe restaurants with COVID-19 data found through APIs!
What we learned
We learned about the use of APIs in tandem with building the website. We also learned how to manipulate the data found in the JSON file responses to build a list of data tailored to our project goal. Finally, we learned various new HTML and CSS elements when experimenting with the design of the website, testing things like a carousel of images, and more.
What's next for Foodversity
We would like to make a page of the website that allows the consumer to search for food rather than restaurants. This will also allow less-known restaurants to get more traffic because more consumers will be focused on the food offered rather than the name of the restaurant.