Angular.js application created to help users in any US city find new restaurants through a roulette feature. This application draws restaraunt data using Google Places API. Frontend was built using Foundation and jQuery for the card swiping UI.
While the initial build served its simple purpose I decided to utilize this project as a learning experience. After several tutorials in Ember.js, Angularjs and Backbone.js I decided to go with Angular.
Being new to Angular I decided to tackle the code first. Initially working with Yelp's API, I ran into issues with a lack of available data. I decided to then switch to Google Places API. This presented its own issues in Angular. Google Place API will throw CORS (cross-origin HTTP request) error, preventing data from being sent. The short list of issues I overcame:
My branding goal is to create a fun game like atmosphere for an otherwise tedious process. Color wise I decided to use a pastel pink color to define the app character.
The use of swiping based method allows low commitment to a restaraunts information. This allows a user to quickly go through the options without being overwhelmed decision wise.
This is an in progress work. If you'd like to know more about my plans or process please use the contact form below.
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