Group Project
Creative Computing / Year 3

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William Hamilton

William Hamilton

Creative Computing

Year 3

Jules Engracio

Jules Engracio

Creative Computing

Year 3

  • Project Title Waver: An online tool that amalgamates your social accounts together to create one convenient place for all your social media analytics.
  • Course BSc [Hons] Creative Computing
  • Year 3
  • Contact Info willbrucehamilton@gmail.com

Waver: A Social Media Analytics Tool

Our project aim was to build upon our skills in web design, JavaScript and to familiarise ourselves with the various APIs offered by various forms of social media in order to create a social analytics hub. Data visualisation is a kay factor making us strive to research how to use it to our advantage.

Project Description

Waver is a social media analytics tool for the web, designed to amalgamate a user’s various social media accounts into one place and generate relevant social statistics, using different forms of data visualisation. The website functionality is based around one central account. From there, the user links their desired social media platforms together through the use of a dashboard interface. Relevant real time data is retrieved using various APIs. From there charts and other forms of data visualisation are generated and displayed to the user. This gives them an easy method of figuring out the demographic, location, gender, etc. of their audience helping them tailor content more to their advantage.  The website utilises the Bootstrap website framework in order to make it fully responsive so that it scales correctly regardless of screen size. PHP with MySQL has been implemented to create the structure for the central account which houses the users connected social media accounts. The Facebook graph API along with the Google Developers API are responsible from retrieving the user specific data through JavaScript.

Project Findings

We dove head first into doing this project and from that we have improved are skills in web programming, design, project management and organisation. Familiarising ourselves with the Facebook graph API and Google Dev API gave us a new insight to the vast amount of data available and what it can be utilised for. There is no doubt that this will help us in future endeavours.

Group Project
Creative Computing / Year 3