Bagel Link

Challenge

I was listening to people talk one day, and heard someone say “I wish there was an app that would show me where the nearest bagels were and how to get to them.” I figured it would be interesting to see if I could build that in a few hours.

Solution

I built it as a Node app on the backend, with a web front end designed to work full screen on an iPhone if you used the “add to home screen” feature in mobile Safari (it has iOS icons and everything!). It’s just a logo and a button that says “show me the bagels.” When clicked, it requests access to your location, finds the nearest bagel place, and maps the fastest walking route to get there.

Project Details

Built: April 2014
Categories: Coding, Graphic Design, Interface Design
Tools: Bootstrap, Mapbox, OpenStreetMap Routing, Yelp API