At this hackathon, people come from all over the country to bond over our uniting factor: girls in tech. The bonds formed at Technica are irreplaceable - the joy elicited from developing a creative idea, the night-long collaboration and reaching "ah-ha" moments - they last a lifetime. When these friends want to have a reunion, they often will want to meet at a place close to halfway between the two. That's why we created Find Restaurant: to find a nice restaurant around the midpoint of two friends.
What it does
"Find Restaurant" finds the closest restaurant to the address you enter in.
How we built it
Using the Google Home Actions developer, we created this "Action" to interact with the user via Google Assistant, providing a hands-free interaction with the computer.
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud that we were able to integrate the Yelp API with the Google Home Developer Console. We're also proud that we were able to grasp the Developer interface and new programming language within 24 hours.
What we learned
What's next for Find Restaurant
Next, Find Restaurant would determine the location around which to find a restaurant halfway between you and a friend. It would also integrate not only restaurants, but also entertainment venues, sightseeing attractions, and other common meetup activities.