Although finding recipes online is easier than ever nowadays, it's annoying to look up every single step (and touch your screen with chicken on your hands) when you are trying out a new recipe in the kitchen. We wanted to experiment with a recipe app that uses voice, rather than just images and text. We believed it would make cooking much easier!
What it does
Hungry Host helps you find and cook the best recipes with whatever you have in your fridge. Activate Hungry Host on Amazon Echo using natural language. Then, simply tell Hungry Host what ingredients you have laying around and we will suggest a recipe! After choosing a recipe, Hungry Host will walk you through each step of the recipe, including pausing for time to cook and also being able to skip forward and backward to different steps. With Amazon Echo as your chef bff, you can't go wrong!
How we built it
We used Node, Angular, and of course the Alexa API.
Challenges we ran into
We had some initial challenges learning how to use Alexa.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of making our first ever voice-activated app! It was fun to work with the API.
What's next for Hungry Host
Many more recipes and meals!