Inspiration

I want to find places nearby to go to and learn more about the places from people who go there.

What it does

LocalChat.club is a messaging platform similar to Slack. You can create "clubs" at a real-world location. Clubs are similar to Slack's "channels." You can create and join clubs, chat with the people in clubs, and send private messages to users.

How I built it

It's mostly React with a Node/Express backend. The database is MySQL. The map generated using Esri and the chatting uses Sinch. The local points of interest are fetched from Expedia.

Challenges I ran into

Esri and Sinch SDKs conflicted, making it difficult to use both. Also, Sinch doesn't work without HTTPS.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I managed to finish the project, despite working alone.

What I learned

I should follow Facebook's recommendations regarding React.

What's next for LocalChat.Club

Get private messaging working properly, make it easier to find relevant clubs, solve chicken/egg problem.

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Inspiration

I want to find places nearby to go to and learn more about the places from people who go there.

What it does

LocalChat.club is a messaging platform similar to Slack. You can create "clubs" at a real-world location. Clubs are similar to Slack's "channels." You can create and join clubs, chat with the people in clubs, and send private messages to users.

How I built it

It's mostly React with a Node/Express backend. The database is MySQL. The map generated using Esri and the chatting uses Sinch. The local points of interest are fetched from Expedia.

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