Inspiration

Entering the job market in Sweden might be sometimes challenging, whether you're a job seeker or an entrepreneur. Some areas might suit your better than others based on a set of factors, such as recruitment market size or relative safety of a certain area.

Here comes the problem of finding the best geographical area for you to operate, both as an employee or employer.

We believe there is potential for facilitating this kind of decisions, which our app can help you with.

What it does

Produces a comparison of two geographical areas based on certain competencies.

How I built it

Leveraging an open API of Arbetsformedlingen.

Challenges I ran into

Getting the most of the API and time limitations.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Getting an end-to-end prototype in several hours.

What I learned

One should prove their assumptions before executing on an idea. In our case it was overestimating the API we based on.

What's next for locateme

  • Providing an improved UI experience using Maps API
  • Upgrading the ranking algorithm
  • Extending the number of supported data sources.

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