This was a "hello world" to developing an app. For years, I've always just pushed pixels so Matt and I set out to build something real.
The app either grabs the user's coordinates from the browser or takes a location from the search bar and then finds the weather. It also searches Unsplash for an image from that city, crediting the photographer below. We both committed to learning React and sharing our progress so we wrote about building it here, and learning how to build it here.
Next steps for this project would be adding better error handling to the search field and incorporating the Google Places API to retrieve other information about each city.