Spaces are a new and interactive way to participate in communities, but there are 2 problems:
- Finding Spaces is difficult, we depend on knowing the profiles that share, register or create Spaces, so we could miss good opportunities with some events that we have not seen.
- Spaces are very little known among the population that does not use Twitter and still only sees it as a text platform. Giving them the option of knowing the Spaces by topics that they like will help Twitter to receive more users and them to be more active in new communities.
What it does
It allows you to search and filter available Spaces by name, language, and whether it is in live or not at the time of the search. It also provides the language of Space and the number of Space participants at that time.
How we built it
It is built solely with C# and using Twitter's Rest API.
Challenges we ran into
Being able to understand the problem, in this case, of encouraging new people to use Twitter. For this reason, creating a Web app outside of Twitter that shows the available Spaces with some filters, and being able to reach them on Twitter, will encourage them to participate or register on Twitter if they don't have an account. That was the focus of this project.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Make a simple application in a short time (due to lack of time beforehand) to be able to participate in the Hackathon.
What we learned
I learned in detail about the Spaces API and the data it delivers (and what permissions are needed to access that data). Since I wanted to make a minimalist app, I only use as little data as possible.
What's next for Space Navigator
We want to improve its interface and allow it to be inserted as a widget in other apps. Also, generate an alert system where the user can receive notifications of new Spaces available under a certain topic and language.