We all know those people having trouble sharing their health conditions. They need to connect with someone who can share their feelings and give them the right advice.
What it does
Through the facebook messenger chatbot, it connects two users who choose to talk about the same topic(health issues or diseases). It keeps both users private/
How I built it
We have built a messenger chatbot with python based on django framework. We used facebook developer's documentation to figure out how to send messages to users with chatbot. Then hosted and deployed a server on Heroku to ensure the constant connection and unlimited api requests.
Challenges I ran into
The first challenge that we ran into was the drastic change of the idea that we had already thought about. This changes the course of the hackathon for us. However, we managed to concentrate, organize, build and make some cosmetic changes too.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The final product that actually works after 24 hours of non-stop coding. Also the knowledge and the experience that will be immensely useful in the future.
What I learned
We had no previous experience in building the chatbots, so we learned it along the way.
What's next for InConnect
In the future, we can implement natural language processing in chatbot that can identify the topic and automatically connect to other people.