Inspiration

With 2020 in the behind us and the lockdown restrictions finally lifting we got inspired to create something that helps people easily find amazing places to visit near them.

What it does

The "Popular" page lists some of the best places to visit near the user's location. The "Explore" page allows the user to search for a place or a location.

How we built it

We created the UI using HTML5, CSS and Tailwind CSS. Our goal was to keep the interface as simple and minimal as possible. We are quite happy with the way it turned out. We used the SDK by Radar.io to get the user's location and then the Places API by Radar.io to find some places that the user could visit. Then finally using Google Maps API for JavaScript we displayed the results on a map. The search feature uses the Autocomplete API by Radar.io and simply looks up a string in their database.

Challenges we ran into

It was our first time using Radar.io but we are happy with the outcome. Also, the SDK function for Radar's search places API wasn't working so we had to use XMLHttpRequest to make a GET request to the API and then parse the response into JSON and use that.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are really proud that we managed to make a web-application that fetches the user's location and gives the user some amazing places to visit.

What we learned

We learned that there are always multiple ways to do the same thing and that Radar.io is a pretty sturdy API for looking up places and getting the user's location.

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