We wanted to explore what GCP has to offer more in a practical sense, while trying to save money as poor students
What it does
The app tracks you, and using Google Map's API, calculates a geofence that notifies the restaurants you are within vicinity to, and lets you load coupons that are valid.
How we built it
React-native, Google Maps for pulling the location, python for the webscraper (https://www.retailmenot.ca/), Node.js for the backend, MongoDB to store authentication, location and coupons
Challenges we ran into
React-Native was fairly new, linking a python script to a Node backend, connecting Node.js to react-native
What we learned
New exposure APIs and gained experience on linking tools together
What's next for Scrappy.io
Improvements to the web scraper, potentially expanding beyond restaurants.