Solving a word search sounded like a fun algorithm to write, so we did. Learning to make Android apps sounded fun, so we did that too. Learning to make a website sounded fun, so we also did that. Then we patched it all together and made something cool!
What it does
It takes a word search puzzle and optionally a custom dictionary, and it solves the word search puzzle.
How we built it
The actual word search solving happens in python on a AWS EC2 server. The Web API is built in Ruby on Rails.
The android app accepts user input and sends it to the Web API, then displays the response.
The web app accepts user input and sends it to the Web API, then displays the response.
Challenges we ran into
None of us knew how to do what we're doing. The algorithm for word search solving is a lot harder than expected
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We managed to actually build something that more or less works with very little previous experience
What we learned
How to Android. How to web dev. How to server.
What's next for Lexitrek
A quick fade into the mists of time, only to exist in long abandoned git repos and the faint memories of it's creators.