Ben and Dylan's Los Altos Hacks hackathon project
How this project started
Ben and I were brainstorming what we should do at the beginning of the hackathon, and nothing sounded particularly appealing. Thinking back to reddit, I remembered the PriceZombie bot, a bot which replies to any comment with an Amazon link with information about the price of that item. Then, it hit me - why not put a spin on the PriceZombie?
What this website does
Price Ninja aggregates data from the eBay, Craigslist, and Amazon APIs and sorts the resulting data by price from lowest to highest, giving you the best deal on your search query. The user's city and state are sent with Craigslist requests to ensure the user finds the best results near them.