Ever wish that you could see the best Reddit posts even before they become popular? Do you spend too much time digging through mediocre new posts? This app does the data mining for you: it predicts which posts will become popular and sends subscribers an alert linking to the new posts.
What it does
This app sends subscribers a text message notification of reddit posts that seem uncommonly popular.
How we built it
We used Reddit's APIs to pull new posts from their database. We then used statistical analysis to determine which posts would likely become popular. We have a webpage where users can sign up for alerts about popular new posts.
One of our biggest challenges was hacking together different pieces of a system written in different languages, especially on an extremely compressed timeline, required for creative solutions