Inspiration

When you are at your own PC and want to head to facebook you can simply type "fa" into the url bar and hit enter and you will normally end up on facebook. You can do this because your browser stores your browsing history , however on an organisation pc you do not have that luxury. Keyword Search aims to solve this.

What it does

Keyword Search is a website that you can use to quickly get to any website that you are likely going to visit. You can type in the first few letters of the website you want to go to and hit enter to go there.

Keyword search also has regional and and organisation wide keyword lists so that if you were inside the University of Reading for example , and typed in "bb" , you would go to blackboard rather than the BBC.

Organisations can even submit there own keyword lists via a pull request on GitHub.

How we built it

We started with basic single page web app, based on the GitHub repository and hosted globally in multiple regions using Netlify's cloud. We then created some JSON files, which are selected using the URL and loaded using the JavaScript fetch API.

Challenges we ran into

The hardest challenge we ran into is the automating of obtaining information from websites such as their name, description , what icon to use for them and other information from them due to the many different ways websites store there pieces of information.

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