What it does
Shows specific usernames and count of followers and unfollowers at any point in time. Using background jobs we update this information every half-hour. It also shows all the tweets posted on the user's account form the last 30 minutes, to help give a better understanding of how changes in followers occurred.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Hosting on Heroku posed some challenges due to the idiosyncrasies of the background jobs we were using. This is actually something we are still working on.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Completing this project in a week with great results, we exceeded our own expectations about what we could build and were able to incorporate more features than we originally planned.
What I learned
How to use background jobs
What's next for FriendTrends
Debugging some of the issues with Heroku to hopefully restore full functionality to the site.