There are many dating and social apps nowadays, however none of them (that we are aware of) provide people with matches based on their social media history.
What it does
It sends your Facebook posts and pictures to be analyzed in the cloud using Google's Vision API and Natural Language API and serverless solutions from Google to keep our backend in the cloud.
How we built it
We started by analyzing Facebook profiles and the sorts of things that people post. Only when it became apparent to us that we indeed can make matches basing on social media profiles, did we start coding.
Challenges we ran into
Not all user profiles are the same. Google's analytic capabilities are limited too.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We made it work with some user profiles that we considered a good "sample" to create this proof-of-concept app
What we learned
A lot about serverless solutions and the benefits as well as disadvantages that come with them.
What's next for MatchBox
We are planning to get this app approved by facebook and publish it online