I've recently been dealing with some frustration trying to purchase some seemingly common products off online retailers. Getting sick of seeing 'out of stock' messages, I decided to build a script that would automatically detect when a retailer receives new inventory of a product, and send me a SMS Text Notification.
It ended up working really well for the first item - I got a notification in less than 30 minutes and was able to nab one. Not so good luck on a second product - been running it for over 10 hours and no dice.
I put together a video showing how I did it: https://youtu.be/6ixBJZ2vnYk I hope this shows some practical applications of using AWS and software in general.