Given that Americans discard approximately 40 million tons of food each year, we were inspired to create a website that allows users to monitor how much food they have in their fridge in order to mitigate food waste.

What it does

FridgeUp allows users to keep track of their food by scanning the fridge to upload ingredients, sending notifications based on their expiration date, and recommending personalized recipes based on each fridge. Users can create and log into an account to access information about their fridge.

How we built it

We used HTML and CSS to code the frontend of the website, and Javascript and Python for the backend.

Challenges we ran into

There were some issues in redirecting our custom domain to GitHub pages where our website is hosted.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

As beginners, we are proud that we were able to implement a multitude of different technologies that we’ve never used or seen before into this project.

What we learned

We learned how to web scrape with Python, code the frontend of a website, and implement the Twilio API.

What's next for Fridge Up

To continue our use of machine learning, we hope to add the feature which would allow users to scan their receipts and automatically upload the ingredients to the virtual catalogue. The website should also estimate when each ingredient expires based on past foods or online searches of the food’s average duration; the user can then edit it if need be. In addition, Tensorflow.js library does not have enough food in its data sets, so we would train our custom model to identify more.

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