I became frustrated when searching for a new home. I constantly found myself copying and pasting addresses in Google maps and Yelp to see what exactly was in the vicinity of the potential properties during my search.
What it does
hoodPeep communicates with Yelp via the API to compile the neighborhood amenities depending on the user type and search radius selected.
How I built it
The web app was built using Laravel, MaterializeCSS, MySQL and VueJS
Challenges I ran into
The major challenge was coming up with an intuitive way to display the results which would be most meaningful to certain types of users (young couple vs parents, etc.)
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
This is the first time I built an application which heavily relies on a third-party API, let alone multiple APIs. It was certainly challenging and time-consuming, but my skills as a developer have grown in leaps and bounds thanks to this hackathon.
What's next for hoodPeep
The ability to pick and choose individual neighborhood amenities important to the user along with infographic generation, which will generate a nice infographic with the neighborhood's benefits for use in real estate ads and the like.