Menu Bot

Gihub: jacobdanovitch/TheCaf

What is it?

My roommate and I grew tired of accessing our school cafeteria’s web menu whenever we wanted to know what there was to eat, so I wrote a Google Actions app to do it for us! The app has earned the Gaining Traction achievement from the Google Developer Community, with several thousand uses on average in the first couple months of deployment.

Thank you to Google for sending me a free Google Home!

What I did

I wrote a web scraper using BeautifulSoup in Python for use in a Flask app, hosted on Heroku, which I linked to my Dialogflow model.

Technology stack

  • Python (BeautifulSoup)
  • Flask
  • Heroku
  • Dialogflow
  • Google Cloud Platform

I learned

This project gave me experience hosting a Python API in deployment.