From our personal experience as both renters & owners of property we know how cumbersome maintenance can be especially because owners/prop managers hate that residents don't fill out proper request forms tenants hate filling out proper requests forms. This presents a serious problem for both parties involved especially in case of an emergency like a pipe bursting in the kitchen.
What it does
Simplifies maintenance issue reporting with an intelligent chatbot assistant (Argo) to facilitate transparent & easy sms/chat based exchanges. Next time you have a broken pipe, the heater is on the Fritz, or any other issue just text Argo.
How we built it
The chatbot was built with DialogFlow, which is accessed through the Twilio SMS service which is written in python. The data from this is stored on an SQL database which is hosted on a google cloud instance along with the google vision API
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Not only connecting the chat bot to our business logic but doing so through Twilio's SMS API for simple chat based interactions. To take it a step further we added a computer vision layer to analyse and catalogue images sent to the end point
What we learned
That dialogflow is a massively powerful tool for quickly assembling & deploying chat bots.
What's next for maintainFlow
Stay Tuned ;-)