Approaching new people in events is really daunting and having some information beforehand (such as interests/pronouns) helps get the conversation started.
What it does
The android app is a 2 part application - registration and search. Users first register themselves on our database providing a picture of themselves, their name, and a few of their interests. Using the search functionality, users can scan the area for anyone that has registered in the app. If a person's face is recognized in the search, their information will be displayed on screen!
How I built it
The entire app uses Android Studio, XML, and Java. The registration functionality relies on Google Cloud Firebase, and the search functionality uses Microsoft Azure Face API.
Challenges I ran into
Because Firebase returns data asynchronously, it was challenging to work with calls to Firebase and threads.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
- Getting data properly from Firebase
- Consistent facial verification between database photos and Microsoft Azure
What I learned
- How to work with APIs from both Google and Microsoft
- Building Android applications
What's next for first hello
Larger scaling/better performance, display information in AR