Eligible special prize: Most Socially Useful Hack
After a meal with friends, we often have to split the bill depending on what we each ordered. Sometimes, sharing the sides as well which makes things even more complicated. So much math and calculations to do! :O Even with the convenience of cashless payments, it does not tell us how much each person requires to pay.
What it does
Using the receipt provided, the OCR picks out the various food items ordered. Users can then select their friends who were there for the meal and assign them to each food item. The app does the math for you and allows you to send payment requests to your friends.
How we built it
Using android studio, OCR libraries, OCBC bank api - with sugar spice and everything nice :)
Challenges we ran into
The most challenging part was probably the sending of the photos of the receipts for processing
Accomplishments that we're proud of
That it can help solve a problem that still persists today where technologies of the past and the future can be bridged through our app.
What we learned
Developing an android app that actually works and looks good as well with the use of firebase and the integration of other apis.
What's next for Food Kakis
We hope to improve on the accuracy of the OCR and maybe get pick up by a payment technology company :P