You don't have Internet connection, but you want to use Bing anyway cuz you're a hopeless Internet addict. Or you want to find cheap hotel deals. HotlineBing can help.
What it does
Allows you to use Bing via text messaging, search for hotel deals using natural language (that's right no prompts) using HP-HavenOnDemand Extract Entity API
How I built it
Nodejs, Express, HP-HavenOnDemand, BrainTree API, Bing API, PriceLine API
Challenges I ran into
Twilio Voice API requires an upgraded account so this is not really a hotline (*sighs Drake), general asynchronous JS flow conflicts with our expectation of how our app should flow, integrating Braintree API is also hard given the nature of our hack
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Get some functionality working
What I learned
JS is a pain to work with
What's next for HotlineBing
More polished version: improve natural language processing, allow for more dynamic workflow, send Drake gifs via MMS??