Mix of: bad internet connection at the begging of the first day of hackathon :D + NLP + curiosity about travel industry.
What it does
User can send sms to +12133753714 i.e. "Cheap motel in San Francisco" or "Hotel near Disneyland Paris" or "Hotel with pool in Moscow". hotelhunter.club will response with top-3 matches from expedia.
How I built it
Node.js + APIs
Challenges I ran into
SMS WebHooks with RingCentral's (already fixed on their side).
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Domain name is kinda cool -))) I worked solo and spent just couple hours coding this, which was fun.
What I learned
RingCentral's and Expedia's APIs rule!
What's next for hotelhunter.club
More fun :-) Play more with API.AI and build automatic concierge service.
hotelhunter.club may not work at the moment (updating an A records), but please feel free to send your SMS to +12133753714 with hotels related requests.
(Or call me on my mobile: 4157129410 if you want to see a demo right away.)
Best regards, (and many thanks for organising this!) Dmytro