Having not worked with API's in the past, we wanted to take Hack the North as an opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the process; we decided to work with the TD Da Vinci API and the Google Maps Platform.
What it does
The program fetches user data from customers banking with TD and plots the transaction locations onto a map. We used the TD Da Vinci API which allowed us to access the banking information of users including the customer name, age, birthday, the type of account they have (debit/credit) and their transactions in the past six months. For each transaction we received the type of payment, amount, location of the transaction, etc.
How we built it
We fed in location data from the TD Da Vinci API to the Google Maps API so that it could generate a detailed map of recent transaction history for the past six months. The TD API also predicts future customer spending for the next month which is also included on the map. Importing both APIs, we used a website to display dynamic information about customer transactions.
Challenges we ran into
What's next for TD Finance Mapping
More detailed transaction history for each location, analysis of spending based on location and category. We plan to test the effectiveness of our visualizer in the decision-making process of TD executives. We also plan to do a focus group with executives from TD to evaluate what needs they have that have not been met.