One of our mothers owns and runs a small business.
What it does
2 components: 1) Alexa skill: it allows business owners to take numerous actions, such as find out predicted future product price and sell products. 2) Messenger bot: it allows consumers to order products/services from a business through either personal preferences or intelligent suggestions.
How we built it
Alexa skill: AWS Lambda, ASK, Node.js Messenger bot: Heroku, Wit.ai, Openweathermap Both: WooCommerce
Challenges we ran into
Figuring out how to use WooCommerce APIs for the first time
Accomplishments that we're proud of
integrating the Alexa skill and Messenger bot into a comprehensive, integrated solution
What we learned
how to use many new APIs and platforms
What's next for biz.ai
Increasing analytics and logistical features as well as offering more order customization options.