Choosing what to eat often has more to do with emotion than logic than most people think. Understanding this can help us make smart plans for healthy living.
What it does
Based on the user's response to a daily prompt, our program determines a meal package to deliver to the user. For example, a discontented user would be given some healthy comfort food, like frozen yogurt or pesto pasta.
How I built it
I used Flask to connect the SendGrid API and Watson API to my webpage. This allowed me to send email receipts and determine which foods to offer to users. I used an open-source HTML5UP html base that I modified with JQuery. The front end used CSS and HTML5UP with SASS and Font Awesome for graphics.
Challenges I ran into
I had a tough time being able to incorporate html-styling into the SendGrid system and having Flask serve up my style sheets. I worked with the SendGrid representative for several hours to diagnose (and eventually fix) the problems.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I'm proud I was able to incorporate new technologies I had not used before and did not give up even when a technical problem took hours to
What I learned
I learned how to change environment variables, debug in new ways and how Flask can serve up different projects.
What's next for MoodFood
MoodFood could be a viable business that dieters turn to because of its ability to make healthy eating a more natural part of life.