Wanted to create my own version of siri or alexa.
What it does
Answers most if not all of your questions. Examples include but are not limited to: how many miles are in a kilometer? What is the chemical formula of salt? How far is mars from earth? Who is the current prime minister of canada?
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Programming the APIs was somewhat straightforward. What I did have trouble with though, is the communication from the website and the renderer (electron). I had to send the address of the audio files (after they were saved) from the backend to the frontend and I ended up using electron apis ipcRenderer for that. IPCRenderer is an EventEmitter which 'communicates asynchronously from a renderer process to the main process'.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I wanted to learn electron for a while and this was the perfect opportunity for me to learn it. I am proud that I was able to create my first electron app.
What I learned
What's next for Askoro
Well, when you start the app it says 'I am your personal voice assistant' but all it can do now is answer basic questions, it's not actually personalized. In the future, I can add a user-base for the app and it would be able to create events on their calendars, run a timer, make calls, send text messages, control their smart devices etc.