Being one of the BUSIEST cities in the entire state of California, our vision was to make its numerous amenities and locations for accessible for ANYONE who happens to be driving aimlessly around Downtown wondering why nobody is giving them a tour of this great city! With our unique and completely original machine learning model- using the user's perception of color to train our model and allow the AI to recognize a spectrum of emotions- we were able to bring out the best from Google's Cloud Vision API (specifically image annotation and properties)! LAUNCH HERE
What it does
Easy Tour saves you the many disappointments of Tourism brought on by busy distractions such as traffic, poor planning, and worst of all, the possibility that you simply "weren't in the right mood" for the trip.
How we built it
Uses computer vision, trained on user's spectral cognitive perceptions, to categorize MOODS of travel, such as energizing, calm, exhilarating, melancholy, pleasant, and more. Photo input is fed from Flickr API, which provides GEO coordinates of a photo and allows the AI to categorize locations based on mood.
Step 1: Train your model by entering the place you want to travel, number of pitstops, and personal color moods.
Step2: Select your MOOD of travel (HA! Get it?)
Step3: Watch the magic happen
Challenges we ran into
Many API endpoints, and a steep learning curve for each one, especially asynchronous vs. synchronous calls to flickr API, and Google Cloud Vision API.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We learned REALLY rigorous backend and set ourselves up to building a real professional project that we couldn't be more proud of! Even we surprised ourselves with the product we created, it was the first time we were able to leverage very high end technology to creating something nuanced and personal (no plagiarism involved).
What we learned
We learned to manage our time effectively, what makes a good workflow for this type of project, and what it takes to make a great product in a limited scope of time.
What's next for Easy Tour
What's next? More users, more predicting, and more fun! We want more people to try out our newly thought of functionalities and really see if what we made can compete up there with the pros! So try it out and let us know!