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Local businesses when they're mentioned. Not when they're marketed.

 

Implementation

Website

This website is hosted at https://dotino.com on S3 with distribution by CloudFront and DNS management with Route 53. The frontend is written in JavaScript with jQuery. Dotino uses D3.js to parse the CSV file with Reddit comment information and List.js to search cities and subreddits. Cities and their corresponding subreddits were retrieved from /r/LocationReddits, and all Reddit comments containing the string "yelp.com/biz/" were queried using SQL with Google BigQuery and saved as a flat CSV file. Only subreddits that are categorized as a "locational" subreddit and have at least one mention of "yelp.com/biz/" are included in this version of Dotino.

The local CSV file only contains data regarding the comment itself, and not the question it was written as a reply to, so the question's data is retrieved from https://api.reddit.com using by_id. Restaurant data is retrieved from https://api.dotino.com, which uses the Yelp Fusion API.

API

The server is hosted at https://api.dotino.com with Elastic Beanstalk. The backend is written in Python with the Flask web framework and designed to work with the Yelp Fusion API. The SSL certificate was obtained from Amazon Certificate Manager.

The Dotino Logo

The logo is an SVG created with Sketch.

 

Usage

Website

Visit https://dotino.com (with Tracking Protection disabled to enable compatibility with the Reddit API) and search for your desired city. Find restaurants mentioned on social media and click the question or the comment to see its context. Click the Yelp dot for more information about the restaurant.

Dotino has been optimized for desktop, tablet, and mobile usage. The motion background and navigation bar links to Privacy, Terms, and Contact are hidden on screen sizes 768 pixels and below to enhance mobile usability. Please access Dotino on a larger screen to experience the full website.

API

Obtain Yelp business information for a specific restaurant with its Yelp business ID.

GET from https://api.dotino.com/yelp?business=BUSINESS_ID_HERE to return Yelp restaurant info in JSON. https://api.dotino.com currently only accepts CORS Access-Control-Allow-Origin from https://dotino.com.

 

Response Body (from the Yelp Fusion API documentation)

{
  "id": "gary-danko-san-francisco",
  "name": "Gary Danko",
  "image_url": "https://s3-media4.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/--8oiPVp0AsjoWHqaY1rDQ/o.jpg",
  "is_claimed": false,
  "is_closed": false,
  "url": "https://www.yelp.com/biz/gary-danko-san-francisco",
  "price": "$$$$",
  "rating": 4.5,
  "review_count": 4521,
  "phone": "+14152520800",
  "photos": [
    "http://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/--8oiPVp0AsjoWHqaY1rDQ/o.jpg",
    "http://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/ybXbObsm7QGw3SGPA1_WXA/o.jpg",
    "http://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/7rZ061Wm4tRZ-iwAhkRSFA/o.jpg"
  ],
  "hours": [
    {
      "hours_type": "REGULAR",
      "open": [
        {
          "is_overnight": false,
          "end": "2200",
          "day": 0,
          "start": "1730"
        },
        {
          "is_overnight": false,
          "end": "2200",
          "day": 1,
          "start": "1730"
        },
        {
          "is_overnight": false,
          "end": "2200",
          "day": 2,
          "start": "1730"
        },
        {
          "is_overnight": false,
          "end": "2200",
          "day": 3,
          "start": "1730"
        },
        {
          "is_overnight": false,
          "end": "2200",
          "day": 4,
          "start": "1730"
        },
        {
          "is_overnight": false,
          "end": "2200",
          "day": 5,
          "start": "1730"
        },
        {
          "is_overnight": false,
          "end": "2200",
          "day": 6,
          "start": "1730"
        }
      ],
      "is_open_now": false
    }
  ],
  "categories": [
    {
      "alias": "newamerican",
      "title": "American (New)"
    }
  ],
  "coordinates": {
    "latitude": 37.80587,
    "longitude": -122.42058
  },

  "location": {
    "address1": "800 N Point St",
    "address2": "",
    "address3": "",
    "city": "San Francisco",
    "state": "CA",
    "zip_code": "94109",
    "country": "US",
    "display_address": [
      "800 N Point St",
      "San Francisco, CA 94109"
    ],
    "cross_streets": "Hyde St & Larkin St"
  },
  "transactions": ["restaurant_reservation"]
}
Name Type Description
categories object[] A list of category title and alias pairs associated with this business.
categories[x].alias string Alias of a category, when searching for business in certain categories, use alias rather than the title.
categories[x].title string Title of a category for display purpose.
coordinates object The coordinates of this business.
coordinates.latitude decimal The latitude of this business.
coordinates.longitude decimal The longitude of this business.
display_phone string Phone number of the business formatted nicely to be displayed to users. The format is the standard phone number format for the business's country.
hours object[] Opening hours of the business.
hours[x].is_open_now boolean Whether the business is currently open or not.
hours[x].hours_type string The type of the opening hours information. Right now, always return REGULAR.
hours[x].open object[] The detailed opening hours of each day in a week.
hours[x].open[x].day int From 0 to 6, representing day of the week from Monday to Sunday. Notice that you may get the same day of the week more than once if the business has more than one opening time slots.
hours[x].open[x].start string Start of the opening hours in a day, in 24-hour clock notation, like 1000 means 10 AM.
hours[x].open[x].start string Start of the opening hours in a day, in 24-hour clock notation, like 1000 means 10 AM.
hours[x].open[x].end string End of the opening hours in a day, in 24-hour clock notation, like 2130 means 9:30 PM.
hours[x].open[x].is_overnight boolean Whether the business opens overnight or not. When this is true, the end time will be lower than the start time.
id string Yelp ID of this business.
image_url string URL of photo for this business.
is_claimed bool Whether business has been claimed by a business owner
is_closed bool Whether business has been (permanently) closed
location object The location of this business, including address, city, state, zip code and country.
location.address1 string Street address of this business.
location.address2 string Street address of this business, continued.
location.address3 string Street address of this business, continued.
location.city string City of this business.
location.country string ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code of this business.
location.cross_streets string Cross streets for this business.
location.display_address string[] Array of strings that if organized vertically give an address that is in the standard address format for the business's country.
location.state string ISO 3166-2 State code of this business.
location.zip_code string Zip code of this business.
name string Name of this business.
phone string Phone number of the business.
photos object[] URLs of up to three photos of the business.
price string Price level of the business. Value is one of $, $$, $$$ and $$$$.
rating decimal Rating for this business (value ranges from 1, 1.5, ... 4.5, 5).
review_count int Number of reviews for this business.
url string URL for business page on Yelp.
transactions string[] A list of Yelp transactions that the business is registered for. Current supported values are "pickup", "delivery", and "restaurant_reservation".

If you would like to host your own API, add your Yelp Fusion API key to config.ini.EXAMPLE and rename the file to config.ini.

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