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Guadalupe Rosas Author

yes, in fact I already have a portfolio and I have already added that project to it, along with a survey project in spring I am about to make an app to do with the MEARN stack, thank you very much for the suggestion!!!

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mayankav • Edited

I'd say build something more than a todo app or something more than what everyone else has on their profile. Not suggesting some enterprise level app or trying to solve some unsolved problem but something that's not a clone or a regular student project. Your clients should feel that you're ready to solve real world problems be it design related or business related. For example, when I was starting I made an alarm clock that lets you set an alarm in any timezone. I used to work with clients around the globe and they'd just tell me to get something done in say 9.00 CET or 13:00 IST without sending a formal invite and it'd take me time to figure out the time difference and set an alarm in my local timezone. So I made this interclock.netlify.app/.

Then one day I came across another cool idea to make the timeline in youtube videos searchable and navigable by captions. So I came up with this chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/...

Your idea does not have to be unique but should be interesting and a little bit distant from student projects. Maybe a super advanced todo list, who knows? Just a thought

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Guadalupe Rosas Author

wow what a great application, it would be great if the entry to select the country, would be located in the country that corresponds once you perform the search, thank you very much for the comment, no doubt you are right. I will look for a topic of interest to develop and leave for now only the dock and landing.
What did you use for your application?

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mayankav

I made "Interclock" in Vue and the chrome extension is a simple JS project with some web scraping with pupeteer. It uses aws lambda to run the scraper.

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Guadalupe Rosas Author

thank you very much for sharing! and again what a great job, I see that you are in demand, maybe I will start learning it soon.