We wanted to target a younger news audience to be able to access news without having to search multiple sources. We also wanted to encourage young adults to follow local news, as well as international news to be socially aware.
What it does
Creates an easy way to search for news across all platforms . It integrates news from all platforms including Twitter, BBC News, New York Times, etc. and your local TV news station based on your location.
How we built it
We used React Native and Expo to create a mobile app across platforms. We used NewsAPI and TwitterAPI to fetch data based on keyword. We implemented a geolocation pointer that would compare your current location to nearest local TV news station and gives you information about when to watch news.
Challenges we ran into
Implemented APIs and having the Search Bar to work. React Native is also a completely new language for all of us