Inspiration

My parents are fond of reading newspapers ( Even I am). But in the current covid situation, it is not safe to read. There are other news apps but they do not sort the news as per topics in their apps. Thus, reading becomes a bit tedious. Also, there are a lot of ads and notifications which distract and irritate you.

Keeping all these things in mind, I decided to make a broker kind of platform that will help.

What it does

It basically scrapes topic-wise information from the inshorts.com website and displays them by sorting them as per the user's demand.

How we built it

It is built using the Flask web app. I used beautiful soup python package for scraping data. Even I used CSS/ Jquery and javascript for the UI. The news is displayed using HTML Cards.

Challenges we ran into

This was the first time I was working on scraping web information and it turned out well for me. Also, I needed to complete it in a given time interval was another challenge.

What's next for News Broker

I am planning to use login-logout for this app and recommend news to the users based on their search history using machine learning.

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