GIPHY!!! Bringing the world closer with gifs!
What it does
We wanted to translate a video and its body parts (title, description, captions, and comments) into a stream of gifs.
How we built it
We built the backend in php to grab the youtube video that the user has chosen on the frontend, we grab the video's info using the YouTube API and then make calls to GIPHY's search endpoint with certain phrases/words from the title, description, captions and comments.
Challenges we ran into
Implementing the Youtube custom search feature on the site so users do not have to leave.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It all works
What we learned
What's next for GIFifai
Reddit support!!! We want to turn sub-reddits into a stream of GIFs that describe them!