The inspiration for this project was a team member's constant struggle searching Kijiji for different items. This person then asked himself why there is no application that helps with this matter. The team then decided to go ahead and build this application which will make the life of our team members easy, but also help others find what they are looking for on Kijiji.
What it does
The purpose of the application is to make it easier for individuals to search Kijiji listings and get notifications when their needs are met. The user will specify the preferences he/she is looking for in an item. These preferences will be used by the server end of the application to do hourly searches of Kijiji and finding what meets the preferences. The client end of the application will receive the data and display it to the user in a user-friendly way. Notifications will be send to the user by the application whenever a hit is found.
How we built it
We used loopback as the server end of the application and ionic framework as the front end of the application. The ionic framework allows us to user wrappers for generating Android and iOS applications, while at the same time giving us the opportunity of having a web based application for computer use.
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
What's next for Khajeed
Extended filtering for Listing such as: pricing limits, displaying listings with images only, displaying listings only sold by user.