Most socially useful hack
Online shopping can get tedious with so many websites to choose from. We wanted to create a solution that brings you the best deals from the most popular sites.
What it does
- Our Priceless API sends you the best deals from popular online shopping websites based on your budget
- A Telegram bot making use of the Priceless API makes searching for products easy and convenient.
- Inviting the bot to your Telegram group makes online shopping a social experience!
How we built it
- Python 3
- Web crawling and HTML parsing
- A lot of googling
Challenges we ran into
- Figuring out how to filter unwanted search results.
- Some websites have inconsistent HTML formatting, which made extracting their data a pain in the ass.
- Internet connection was inconsistent which caused countless errors when we were testing
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It actually works!
What we learned
- HTML parsing
- How to use Python libraries
What's next for Priceless
- Give users the ability to select the sources for their search queries
- Track a product, notifying the user of better prices as soon as they appear