We were excited about the API that Clarifai presented at the opening ceremony, and we enjoyed their tech talk, so we decided we wanted to produce something using the tags produced by images filtered through it.
What it does
Our application takes images from the internet, uses python scripts to access the clarifai API and generate the tags, and sends that information to a rap generator. The rap is then populated on the front page of our application.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are very proud of how elegant our application appears and sounds. It was really fun to test the application with funny pictures which produced equally enjoyable lyrics. We also were able to create filters to edit out profanities. It was very satisfying to watch our major errors work out, such as our issues with the python scripts.
What we learned
We learned vast amounts of information about how http requests work, and how they communicate back and forth. We also learned quite a bit about containers from the Cycle developer team. While we weren't able to make containers work this time, it is definitely something that appealed to us as a group.
What's next for PICTURAPPZ
We were attempting to create a text to speech module for the application, but we ran in to a few issues and time was limited after our problems with containers. But overall we are all very proud of what we were able to achieve.