I was first inspired by the challenge of building the application, but as I got into the thick of things I realized how much we take fore granted things such as reviews, they seem so trivial, but I realized that reviews are the reason why I've personally experienced some good services and bought some wonder products. Humans are hesitant to use goods and services they don't trust. This is where reviews and basically sharing experiences comes in. Reviews have done more for individuals and business alike. I probably wouldn't have understood this if I didn't make this app.

What it does

Using the google places API, it shows you restaurants closest to you, which you can share a review about the place if you've used their services before.

How we built it

The backend is powered by a Nodejs Apollo-Express-Server, which utilizes the google places API to find restaurants closest to you. The frontend is built in React and uses Apollo-client to communicate with the graphql server

Challenges we ran into

Some of the components in Kendo react are not exactly intuitive, for example the ratings component was a bit of a challenge just to get to do exactly what I wanted.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

I'm proud to have taken part in this hackathon, always a joy to try new things.

What's next for Munch

Currently anyone can post a review on the app, even if they've never been to a particular place, It would be nice to tie a review with a proof of service, such as a one time use barcode attached to a receipt that you scan to be allowed to post.

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