We thought it would be an interesting challenge to take one of the hottest technologies right now, and connect it with an application that one of our co-founders use.
What it does
It provides a Google Assistant interface for Shopify Sellers
How we built it
We used Dialogflow as the communication between Google Assistant and our back-end, and to provide natural language processing We used Firebase as our back-end and scripted our events in Node.JS
Challenges we ran into
We had difficulty connecting Dialogflow with our fulfillment server, and converting between Ruby on Rails and Node.js
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We successfully built the communications front-end, and setup the back-end.
What we learned
We learned how to build a Google assistant app, and how to use context-based communication
What's next for Homify
We will attempt to resolve the remaining bugs with our project, and provide better authentication