I have had an idea for a while. I am a huge fan of a good bowl of soup and when lunch rolls around, I check a half dozen websites for daily soup specials. I have always wanted a singular place to see what soup is available today. I have written an app to be that singular resource!
Milwaukee Soup has a fairly basic UI right now and it only tracks two restaurants (The Soup House and Bella Caffe), but I plan to evolve it over time.
So, you might be asking how I managed to query the restaurants, without aid of an API. I kinda cheated. I used Kimono to create JSON APIs from the restaurants’ websites. So far, it seems to be working well.