Search an real estate ad by route, duration or distance
Fathomeis a real estate advertisements website allowing you to find professional and private properties according to itinerary, duration and distance.
Fathome browse the largest French real estate ad sites and indexes each property in a database to provide an exhaustive list of results. When the user clicks on a link of an ad, he is directly brought to the site concerned. Fathome has the particularity of not hosting ads. The ads viewed by the user are recorded in his browser and it is possible to share the list of selected properties in the bookmarks.
Automation and adaptability
Every day the Fathome site will scan all the ads from a dozen ad sites. All this data is stored in the database in order to be accessed more quickly later. I use the «decorator» pattern to scan the different pages of each website correctly.
«Rake» tasks are launched through several «crons» tasks in order to automatize the scrapping of sites as much as possible.
Résultats de la recherche
When the user makes a search, he can specify:
- The exact address
- The search area (in km)
- The type of property
- The type of sale
- The price
Once the searching is done, the fathome site will request the Google Maps API in order to have the exact address details. Then these data will be included in the ads corresponding to the search. Once this data is collected, the fathome site will request the Google Maps API for these results in order to complete the distance, itinerary and duration information and ultimately display them into a list on the website interface.
This web interface is structured in 2 main parts:
- A list of ads on the left side
- A map of the search location with interactive ad pointers on the right side
Sharing and History
It is possible to share the list of ads as bookmark. A base64 encoder url allows the sharing the favorites.
During a search, the displayed ads become transparent during the visit to remind the user of the history of viewed ads. As such, it is possible to find them in a page dedicated to the history of visits.
Fathome, it is
- A strong application with Ruby on rails (Ruby) for the Core
- An integration with the browser (save of ads, history)