How the story begins..
As we were brainstorming for an idea, we were asking everyone what change they wanted to see in their life. A sleep deprived Akhila just said "I wish I could just go to sleep and everything else is taken care of", that struck everyone as a potential idea. We discussed further and AuToDo came to be.
What it does
Somebody who is tired of all chores and wants a bed appearing splitting the earth just so they could sleep, needs to use our android application and click one button. The app finds everything it can do on their to-do list and simply does it. For example, all the items to be bought on the list are automatically ordered, all emails to be sent are typed and sent.
How we built it
We built an android application, using android-studio, coding in java.For the to-do list, we integrated with Evernote API. To implement the language parsing, we used Alchemy, that's hosted by bluemix IBM. For the email sending, we used Gmail Background Library. We searched for a name that matches the contact and obtained their email ID so we could send them a mail as expected.
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for AuToDo
We see us incorporating more items that could be handled from the to-do list. Book flights, sync with all devices that make a smart home, talk to Roomba, help learn something by googling it and sending an email with the summary, and maybe change the single automate button to a voice command.