How to create an algorithm similar to getserendipity.xyz or www.happenstance.co?


#1

Hi all,

I am planning to build a website like getserendipity.xyz or www.happenstance.co which collects emails + other information and introduces you to a random match via email .

How do you create an algorithm for the making the connection and automating the mailing process ? My making experience is pretty much limited to building a WordPress site and some HTML/CSS ,but if you can guys can provide me some direction,I'll hustle and learn the rest :slightly_smiling:

Have a great weekend :smile:


#2

Since this question is in ruby, i would start by creating a database in which you can store emailadresses and stuff (user accounts, maybe good idea?). I recommend ruby on rails, a framework which makes this a lot easier. There are courses right here on codecademy

Then i would check out this page to set up emails in the first place.

Build that first, which is plenty of work, then we can talk about the algorithm.


#3

The network has a lot of free algorithms have been laid out in free access, here's one of them. If you need more options for just google))


#4