I love building side projects. They're great for a bunch of reasons. Want to learn a new programming language? Build a side project. Want to try a new platform to deploy your app to? Build a side project. Want to try this shiny new CSS framework? Yes, you guessed it. Build a side project!
I've built several of these over the past year or so. The domains have expired on some of them so they aren't online anymore but thanks to services like Netlify, most of my new ones are still up and will probably always be. So without further ado, let's take a look at them!
Telegram bot list is a curated list of bots for Telegram. I built it because I couldn't find any other list that was curated or even well maintained. Building this website also gave me the opportunity to play around with Sanity which was something I had been meaning to use but never quite gotten around to.
Users can add their own bots, like (upvote) existing bots, and even pay a small fee to have their bots featured on the website over the period of one month.
Fin is a clean and minimal habit-tracking app that let's you customize, track and analyze your habits.. I built it out of frustration (and being stuck in quarantine) when I couldn't find a good habit-tracking apps on Android.
At the time of writing this, the app is in beta but you can download it here! If you do give it a shot, I'd love to hear what you thought about it and whether you have any suggestions.
SuperiorHuman is a chrome extension I built over a weekend. It helps you browse your history, tabs, bookmarks and downloads in a manner similar to the Spotlight search on a Mac. The name is a bit of a wordplay on the very popular email client called SuperHuman. Here is a link to the list of commands within the extension.
The idea behind Try Indigo is simple. It is a platform which tells you what kind of visa you need to visit a particular country based on what passport you have. It has a couple of cool features like adding your second passport (if you have one) or your partner's passport to see where the two you can go without a visa. You can also filter by the weather and/or your monthly budget.
I have also recently been experimenting with a cheap flights feature that I intend to finish at some point in the near future. The idea behind it is you choose a couple of origin airports and I notify you when there's an exceptionally cheap flight available.
If you read my about page, you'll know that I am obsessed with Fantasy Football. I built this bot to help with that. The bot can help you find information about the players and their teams, it also updates users on the price changes that happen within the game and can also help users check their live score. All within Telegram. You can read more about the bot in this Twitter thread that I used as a change-log.
For context, a dry day (in India), is a day when you cannot buy any alcohol. So the app is actually a very simple mailing list. You sign up and you get an email the day before a dry day reminding you just in case you have any plans the next day and need to be prepared.
Uptime Robot is a Zeit integration that I built with Ratik during the Zeit hackathon. It allows users to set up monitors for their apps without leaving the Zeit website and notifies them whenever their sites go down. We built the integration in 48 hours and finished in 3rd place amongst over 200 participants!