A user-driven app for travelers in Japan to explore local gems and for locals to share information. • Mastered Typescript within a week, handled data flow between frontend and backend by extracting relevant data. • Documented Axios API calls with Swagger UI to facilitate understanding and managing of the various API calls. • Built modular chatrooms with Socket.IO in frontend and backend for real-time communications between users. • Conducted research on trending Instagram posts of places in Japan and derived the determining hashtags. • Designed and developed a maps page with Google Maps API to display information of user-generated and curated places of interest, using React state and Axios requests. Implemented user-submitted feedback on the crowd intensity of places. Incorporated interactive distance analysis to display nearby places of similar categories. • Collaborated with 2 others to develop the app, facilitated code review sessions and integrated each other's works.