Team: Jasmine Dragons


Whenever we feel happy, sad, angry, or anything in between, jokes can provide the necessary moral support to make your day one thousand times better. But how could we make jokes even better? Ever since we have been stuck at home, finding shortcuts to every day problems has been essential. That's where facial recognition can come in! Having a mood-detecting software that also sends you jokes would be the perfect combination to satisfy your everyday needs.

What it does

This application utilises the Microsoft Face API in conjunction with the Twilio API and Joke API to text you a number of jokes based on your mood. There are more jokes the less happy you are deemed to be.

How we built it

  1. Create routes to index.html and results.html with Flask
  2. Use Microsoft Face API to detect age and emotion (happiness index)
  3. Calculates joke category based on emotion detected
  4. Parses through Joke API and retrieves joke with corresponding parameters
  5. Send joke to inputted phone number with Twilio API
  6. Run localhost and test out the app!

Challenges we ran into

  • Used an outdated version of Joke API at first
  • Version control issues with Git
  • Converting web data to JSON objects
  • Developing algorithm to relate happiness and joke category

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Utilized multiple APIs in conunction with each other
  • Developed fully functional web application using Flask
  • Learned how to create full stack apps

What we learned

We learned how to work with multiple APIS at the same time and how to create a full stack web app. We also learned and developed an algorith to relate happiness and jokes as well as the basics of Flask webpage development.

What's next for

Now that we've developed the basic framework for, we have a lot in store for the future! First, we plan on cleaning up the UI/UX of the web app to provide a more aesthetic interface for users. Once that is done, we will deploy to the internet using Heroku, so that it will be accessible to everyone!

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