We've all checked the Amazon reviews of a product before buying, its an essential to internet shopping. Sites like Yelp are well known for their restaurant and landmark reviews.
But, is anyone reviewing the review sites, or the websites without any reliable information on the internet? It's no longer safe just to assume websites are legitimate because of their domain name, or professional design. The internet media industry has spent a fortune protecting the consumer from "fake news" and phishing scams, and we believe our team has developed a solution where the average user can protect themselves, with no cost to the any of the companies we represent.
What it does
"Rank It" is a chrome extension for rating websites, with a voting system borrowed from the social media giant Reddit. "Up Votes" and "Down Votes" serve to voice a singular user's likes or dislikes about a sub domain, and the most popular websites of the (week, month, year, or all time..) are ranked by their total score set by the internet's consumers. Thus implementing a social media aspect, and encourages websites to develop a better user experience to gain more popularity.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
-It Works! -We created our first chrome extension, with a working interface with a server we set up, and implemented badges on the icon!
What we learned
What's next for Rank It!
-Advanced website functionality. -Scaleable Database Support -Browser Fingerprinting and Identification -Marketing