We want to enable news aggregation, showing live tweets on an interactive map.
What it does
Real News shows you live updates and other information on a map. Follow current events, discover news in your area, or use it to enhance your newsroom.
Currently, it (only) fetches Tweets and shows them on a map. This could be used for research, for writing articles, or as an interactive widget in an online news article which shows current developments!
For example, a post about protests could show live updates sent from that area. Just one idea of many. Or TechCrunch could show live updates from the participants...
How I built it
We use the TomTom API, Twitter API, and some TeamWork magic ✨
We submitted two repos: First one for the backend (fetching tweets), second one for the frontend (uses a JSON dump)
Challenges I ran into
The front-end was challenging but Team work happened!!
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
Many things we can't list due to deadline constraints :(
What's next for Real News - Interactive newsroom for citizen journalism
Changing the way people see news... and the World