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.