It's a long story, but we were at Foodclique and we ordered food. Japanese food came first, it was soft shell crab rice with $1 chicken katsu add on. After the first bite, although it didn't taste like dog, but it reminded me of dogs. Don't know why. One thing led to another and a few hours later, Doggify was born. Out of a soft shell crab.
What it does
Doggify is a Chrome extension that utilizes the state-of-the-art face detection techniques and intelligent image manipulation and stitching that turns your friends into cute little puppies.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We had a tough start because two of our team members forgot to sign up :C
It was a cold hackathon! Fingers were stiff but we persevered on, thanks for the Coffee and endless care from the NUS Hackers Core Team.
On another note, optimizing the algorithm to check for faces in an image and stitching the dog images over were surprisingly quite challenging.
Accomplishments that we are proud of
We can make you look like dog.
Braved through the cold night.
Also, managed to build a Chrome extension and utilized Microsoft Cognitive Face API.
What we learned
Learned to sign up for hackathon before going for it.
We learned to use 3D manipulation through css and Microsoft Cognitive Services.
Ps. No offense if offended.