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Inspiration

Prices are changing all the time and it can be difficult to interpret data through traditional forms of lists and overwhelming data. We had provided a way to allow users to see the prices drop in a fun and interactive web platform.

Dropent is an environmental-themed web application where you can “watch prices drop” in the form of a leaf and raindrop.

With the impact of COVID-19, we want to allow users to easily search the price, save that item from the online retailer, and easily purchase them at once.  With the increasing prices for high demand goods such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer during COVID-19, we want to provide users with an easy way to find the lowest prices for essential items.

What it does

Dropent is an environmental-themed web application where you can “watch prices drop” in the form of a leaf and raindrop.

Features:

1) Enter any item and Dropent will search the most popular websites to find you the best deals, with the price history being visualized in a graph for you.

2) Add items to your cart and pay right within the app!

3) Sign up for text and email alerts for price drops and major changes.

4) In light of the current COVID-19 situation, enter your zip code to find local charities to donate essential goods!

How we built it

Dropent is built using a tech stack of ReactJS and Django REST Framework, as well as a Firestore database from Firebase and user authentication. We also used the Twilio API for text messaging, and the Stripe API for payment processing with credit cards!

Challenges we ran into

Gathering product information from various online vendors, plus analyzing price data to provide users the best options.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Creating a tool that could help people and shelters in need of essential items!

What we learned

How to integrate Stripe and Twilio API, plus aggregating product prices from various vendors in a graph view.

What's next for Dropent

We hope to add more useful features in the future!

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Technologies

css3, django, firebase, google-cloud, javascript, python, react, rest-api, stripe, twilio

Devpost Software Identifier

255015