2020 is (finally!) coming to an end and investors are eager to share their stock market predictions for the upcoming year.
I’d been feeling the itch to work on a side project for a while and I thought – wouldn’t it be cool to easily set these reminders and share their results on Twitter?
With this in mind, I decided to build a sort of Twitter reminder tool like the awesome RemindMe_OfThisbot but specifically oriented towards stock predictions. (I was also partly inspired by the amazing Trump2Cash bot).
After some rough sketches on the white board plus a little research, I decided on the following tools to implement my idea:
- Tweepy – an easy to use library for accessing the Twitter API
- Alpha Vantage – a free API for fetching real time and historical stock exchange data
- Peewee ORM for saving and querying our data
- Heroku cloud provider for deployment