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!
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 list 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!