In response to 18F’s challenge to build a next generation application using the openFDA API, Blue Raster developed the openFDA Enforcement Mapper. Our goal was to create a map-based dashboard showcasing food recalls across the United States. You can visually see how recalls affected different regions. Here is a first look at how we built this rapid prototype.
The team carefully combined multiple technologies to power the app:
- Source code pre-processing: Babel, Jade and Stylus
- Amazon Web Services / EC2
- Node.js / Express
- Data Visualization: Chart.js
- Container: Docker