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README.md

Hack Housing Hackathon: OmniScore

This application was developed on February 8th, 2015 for the Hack Housing Hackathon.

Yay

You can also check out this demo screencast of our application on YouTube.

Challenge and Approach

Our submission is to give access to personalized information (work travel, budget costs, area schools, hospitals, groceries, and safety) across all website domains: everywhere from Zillow and Craigslist to public housing directories and even the HUD API webpages.

Our approach for satisfying this challenge was to:

  • Develop a plugin that fits over all webpages. All it needs is an address.
  • Process the datafeed from 8 different datasets/APIs in real time.
  • Make it seemless and easy as possible.
  • Personalized weighting algorithm.

Team Members

Our team is comprised of:

  • Aaron Yip - move fast and break things, ahh it wasn't me
  • Sally Huang - umm

Technologies, APIs, and Datasets Utilized

We made use of:

  • Typical web stack: AWS content host, Javscript/HTML Chrome plugin stuff
  • Loads of API calls: Google Maps API, Google Places API, Google Geocoding API, HUD public housing datasets, GreatSchools API, Socrata's Seattle crime dataset, Zillow's API

Contributing

In order to build and run our app:

  1. Download to a local directory.
  2. Get on Chrome browser, go to chrome://extensions/ to set up developer mode and "Load unpacked extension..." from that local directory.
  3. Press the plugin button after a webpage has been loaded.

Our code is licensed under the MIT License. Pull requests will be accepted to this repo, pending review and approval.