FareHound
The TeamThe ProblemOur Solution
JundaDeveloper @ Hoiio
Junda           Choon KeeDeveloper @ Hoiio   Developer @ Wego
Project FareHound
Project FareHoundTypesafe Stack:
Project FareHoundTypesafe Stack:        Scala. Akka. Play!
Project FareHoundTypesafe Stack:        Scala. Akka. Play!Open Source   (https://github.com/soulofpeace/FareHound)
Project FareHoundTypesafe Stack:        Scala. Akka. Play!Open Source   (https://github.com/soulofpeace/FareHound)Hoiio & ...
The Problem
FareHoundKeeps a tight watch on price drops
SMS to 8537 2489
SMS to 8537 2489Singapore to San Franciscoon Nov 22 with $1500
SMS to 8537 2489Singapore to San Franciscoon Nov 22 with $1500SFO on Nov 22 with $1500
SMS AlertConstant monitoringLowest price in last 3 monthsCurrent priceBuy now!
FareHound for Thack 2012
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This is a 7 min presentation on FareHound, an SMS application for monitoring prices of air tickets. It was built from scratch in 10 days during Thack 2012, a travel related hackathon.

APIs Used: Hoiio, Wego, Bit.ly
Technology: Scala, Akka, Play!, Redis

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  • Agenda for 7 min\n
  • The Team\n- Hoiio & Wego: Both API providers for THack, 2 singapore startups\n- Hoiio: Telephony Platform\n- Wego: Travel Search\n- Alliance. Challenge. Hacked 10 days.\n
  • The Team\n- Hoiio & Wego: Both API providers for THack, 2 singapore startups\n- Hoiio: Telephony Platform\n- Wego: Travel Search\n- Alliance. Challenge. Hacked 10 days.\n
  • The Team\n- Hoiio & Wego: Both API providers for THack, 2 singapore startups\n- Hoiio: Telephony Platform\n- Wego: Travel Search\n- Alliance. Challenge. Hacked 10 days.\n
  • The Team\n- Hoiio & Wego: Both API providers for THack, 2 singapore startups\n- Hoiio: Telephony Platform\n- Wego: Travel Search\n- Alliance. Challenge. Hacked 10 days.\n
  • The Team\n- Hoiio & Wego: Both API providers for THack, 2 singapore startups\n- Hoiio: Telephony Platform\n- Wego: Travel Search\n- Alliance. Challenge. Hacked 10 days.\n
  • The Team\n- Hoiio & Wego: Both API providers for THack, 2 singapore startups\n- Hoiio: Telephony Platform\n- Wego: Travel Search\n- Alliance. Challenge. Hacked 10 days.\n
  • The Fare Hound Project\n- We didn’t start off by brain storming what ideas to hack out for competition\n- We started off by defining the technology to use\n- A new software stack for building web applications. Play! is like ruby on rails for Java/Scala. We want to use a software stack different from our daily work. Something challenging\n- Fully open source. So that we can also demo how our API can be used.\n- Hoiio Telephony API\n- Wego Best Flight Deal\n
  • The Fare Hound Project\n- We didn’t start off by brain storming what ideas to hack out for competition\n- We started off by defining the technology to use\n- A new software stack for building web applications. Play! is like ruby on rails for Java/Scala. We want to use a software stack different from our daily work. Something challenging\n- Fully open source. So that we can also demo how our API can be used.\n- Hoiio Telephony API\n- Wego Best Flight Deal\n
  • The Fare Hound Project\n- We didn’t start off by brain storming what ideas to hack out for competition\n- We started off by defining the technology to use\n- A new software stack for building web applications. Play! is like ruby on rails for Java/Scala. We want to use a software stack different from our daily work. Something challenging\n- Fully open source. So that we can also demo how our API can be used.\n- Hoiio Telephony API\n- Wego Best Flight Deal\n
  • The Fare Hound Project\n- We didn’t start off by brain storming what ideas to hack out for competition\n- We started off by defining the technology to use\n- A new software stack for building web applications. Play! is like ruby on rails for Java/Scala. We want to use a software stack different from our daily work. Something challenging\n- Fully open source. So that we can also demo how our API can be used.\n- Hoiio Telephony API\n- Wego Best Flight Deal\n
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  • When is airfare cheapest?\n\nAdmit it. Before you click the Buy button, you always ponder: is the ticket at it’s cheapest? should I wait longer?\n\nThat’s the problem FareHound wants to solve. \n\nFareHound monitors airfare tickets and alert you when it drops. \n\nWe know there is already many existing solutions.\n
  • Lots of website searching for flights\nCompeting on User Experience\n
  • Lots of website searching for flights\nCompeting on User Experience\n
  • Lots of website searching for flights\nCompeting on User Experience\n
  • And there are tons of mobile apps\n
  • Strategy: Avoid websites/mobile apps, focus on a different medium - SMS\nAlso playing to our strength - Hoiio is telephony platform\nSMS Alert\n
  • So we come up with a simple and beautiful solution, which all mobile device can access.\n\nNo more going through websites after websites, entering airport destinations, dates, blah blah, then wait for the search to be completed.\nYou send an SMS, and we will watch, till it drops\n\nLet me show you how FareHound works.\n\n
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  • FareHound for Thack 2012

    1. 1. FareHound
    2. 2. The TeamThe ProblemOur Solution
    3. 3. JundaDeveloper @ Hoiio
    4. 4. Junda Choon KeeDeveloper @ Hoiio Developer @ Wego
    5. 5. Project FareHound
    6. 6. Project FareHoundTypesafe Stack:
    7. 7. Project FareHoundTypesafe Stack: Scala. Akka. Play!
    8. 8. Project FareHoundTypesafe Stack: Scala. Akka. Play!Open Source (https://github.com/soulofpeace/FareHound)
    9. 9. Project FareHoundTypesafe Stack: Scala. Akka. Play!Open Source (https://github.com/soulofpeace/FareHound)Hoiio & Wego APIs
    10. 10. The Problem
    11. 11. FareHoundKeeps a tight watch on price drops
    12. 12. SMS to 8537 2489
    13. 13. SMS to 8537 2489Singapore to San Franciscoon Nov 22 with $1500
    14. 14. SMS to 8537 2489Singapore to San Franciscoon Nov 22 with $1500SFO on Nov 22 with $1500
    15. 15. SMS AlertConstant monitoringLowest price in last 3 monthsCurrent priceBuy now!

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