Inspiration

During the coronavirus pandemic, prices of certain consumer goods are inflated. We aim to provide price transparency and awareness to customers.

What it does

In our price guide, people can compare the prices of commonly sought out products during this time. This can help them make cost-effective choices.

How I built it

We scraped data off of common marketplaces like Amazon and eBay and displayed the information. We did this with Python, Flask, MongoDB and ParseHub

Challenges I ran into

As with any project, there were a lot of learning and being stuck on lines of code. Also, the virtual aspect of the event made things like communication harder, but we persevered.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Happy to have something to present

What I learned

We learned how to scrape data off of websites.

What's next for Costly Covid

We need to scrape more websites for more products, and organize the listings for a more pleasant user experience.

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