With discord being one of the most popular social media platforms, we wanted to build a discord bot that has real-life significance. One of the prominent issues that we encountered in our personal lives is the difficulties in commute. With our transit system, it’s very easy to get carried away and miss our buses, so we decided to make Transit Bot. Transit Bot consists of a variety of commands which help you keep track of scheduling and the location of the bus. We implemented its features using the Google Maps API.
What it does
Currently, Transit Bot supports 4 commands (due to the lack of time) which gives information on the 2 compatible routes in our region.
Challenges we ran into
Many of us were unfamiliar with the Google Maps API so we had some difficulties implementing it since we had to read through a lot of documentation. In the end, we were able to figure it out and are proud on how it turned out.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It works and is actually very useful, we will probably be using this bot to see bus schedules.
What we learned
We learned how to make discord bots and how to use google maps API.
What's next for Transit Bot
Transit bot needs to have reminders that will tell you the schedule every day and when you want on a regular schedule.