Inspiration

In our household, we often eat the same foods, with not too much variation, but when we want to cook something new, we usually don’t have the ingredients for it. Frood solves both of these problems by offering a wide variety of recipes that we would already have the ingredients for.

What it does

Frood is a web service that allows people to effortlessly figure out what’s for dinner while being able to explore new dishes. This is done through enabling people to find recipes and create delicious dishes using the ingredients that they already own. By simply inputting the ingredients you own into your personal fridge, you will have delicious recipes and amazing, stress-free dinners to come.

How we built it

We used the MERN stack to create the frontend and backend of our website.

Challenges we ran into

This was our first project using MERN and faced challenges connecting the components. It was also our first time trying to learn concepts such as jwt and queries and subsequently ran into troubles with them for both the backend and frontend.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Creating a web app with MERN Configuring the API to work with the frontend for the first time

What we learned

We've both definitely learned a lot from this experience such as many technical skills and various concepts with the MERN stack.

What's next for Frood

Following this hackathon, we plan on implementing the features that we were unable to realize, such as more filters for the sorting and user logins. Additionally, we plan on training a machine learning model for classifying ingredients from a picture of the inside view of a fridge and adding it as an API for our app. If this project were to become a business, its primary income stream would be from advertising, and others would be from sponsorships with food companies/services and premium subscriptions for possible additional services such as dieting plans.

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