When you choose to like a Facebook page, whether it is of a celebrity, non-profit, cool company, or news organiation, you expect to receive occasional or regular notifications from that page. However, because organic reach of fan pages have declined considerably over the years, chances are, you'll see only a tiny fraction of those updates. According to one study, organic reach for some pages is as low as 4%.
This app pulls data from the Facebook Graph API and helps you stay on top of the upcoming events of pages you've liked, as well as see their recent posts - all on one page
- Facebook Graph API
Data Transparency Lab Hackathon @ Columbia University
I entered the Data Transparency Lab Hackathon at Columbia University with two Web Development classmates and two friends from the UX class at General Assembly. It was a solid team particularly because the judging criteria for the hackathon was looking not only for technical difficutly but also for visual appeal.
We ended up landing in first place to our surprise! During the course of the eight hour event, we built an app that sought to plot leaked location data on Google Maps and allowing users the ability to view on StreetMaps the specific locations where their locations were leaked from unsafe apps.
Overall, the experience helped us work together under pressure, and become better communicators.
I developed Track Map to gain practice in working with an API and rendering API results in our very own Node Express app. I chose the Google Maps API because I wanted hands on experience with a very well known API. I knew that there would be better documentation for it and also felt it would be more likely for me to use again.