One-click for a (highly rated) random restaurant near you for the not-picky eater :)
Since my wife can never decide where she wants to go out to eat - I had to create an elegent solution we can both agree on, so...
I've built a mobile first, MERN web app that picks a highly-rated, (pseudo)random restaurant near your current location with a click of a button.
What else this app does? It lets you select a search radius ( = how much you are willing to travel) and after creating a user account (and logging in) you will be able to store the places you visited/liked and write notes on them describing the experience for your future-self.
What I used
The app uses the user current location telemetry (geolocation from you mobile device / browser) to request the relevant data from popular restaurant rating services (Zomato & Yelp). Next, the data is re-parsed and aggregated to fit our predetermined parameters (avg-rating, number of votes, distance, etc...) and then displayed to the user (after being shuffled and randomized).
We use Google Maps & Places to display the restaurant location and allow navigation to the restaurant (from your current location) upon clicking on the address link.
The resultant phone number is clickable - you can "click to call" on the number on mobile devices ("tel" URI scheme).
Live demo (deployed to Heroku): https://dntn.herokuapp.com/
This app is still work-in-progress [WIP] and therefor does not have the full intended functionality (yet).
Currently in development:
- User Auth (passport)
- Database integration
- Additional data sources