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We want to see what you can build! Show us a web app you’ve built with Anvil, and we’ll give you a nifty Anvil T-shirt. Come and find us at our stand in the Exhibit Hall.
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Need inspiration? Here are some project ideas:
Business card reader Show hints Hide hintsThere are tons of interesting people at PyCon, and it's easy to drown in business cards. Why not build an app to organise them digitally instead?
- Use a
FileLoaderto take photos of the card on your smartphone.
- Store the pictures in data tables, as a Media column.
- Display them with a
- You can even read the text from the cards, using pytesseract. This makes them instantly searchable!
(You'll need a paid account to run pytesseract in a hosted server module, but you can run it on your own laptop with a free account using the Uplink. You can also start a 7-day free trial of Anvil's paid features with no further commitment.)
PyCon talk picker Show hints Hide hintsGet the most out of PyCon: Build an app to display what talks are coming up next, and where they are.
1000 Words Show hints Hide hintsLove XKCD’s Thing Explainer? So do we. Build something that checks everything you write to make sure you are using only the ten hundred most used words.
- Here's a handy word list. You can fetch it every time using the
anvil.httpmodule, or fetch it once and store the words in a data table.
- Use a
TextAreato accept user input, then split the string into words and use a
Labelto display any words that aren't on the list.
- You might want to allow `-s`, `-ing`, `-ed`, and other common English endings.
Slack Bot Show hints Hide hintsBuild an app you can interact with over Slack.
Page Me Show hints Hide hintsWe have over 3,000 attendees this year, and it's easy to lose someone — but you don't want to give your phone number to everyone. Build an app that calls your mobile and reads you a message, then give out that URL instead.
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