WHAT INSPIRED US

Relying on video communication was one of the many changes brought on by the pandemic and we as a group agreed that maintaining relationships was one of struggles we all experienced in this pandemic. Especially with video communication, we sometimes miss some very important social cues such as body language and tone of voice. With Moodify, we hope to break that barrier down, become more emphatic towards others and help individuals build stronger healthier relationships with others.

WHAT WE LEARNED

Through this hackathon, we found that there’s a ton of interesting apis that exist out there and can use in our projects. As well, we learned that implementing AI in our projects wasn’t too difficult and we look forward to using more products from cloud systems.

HOW WE BUILT THE PROJECT

We used react to build the front-end and node.js to build the back-end. We also used the speech-to-text library from google cloud and the face-api library to accomplish some of our app’s functions.

CHALLENGES WE FACED

Some of the challenges we faced was working a remote environment and staying on a task with one another. Unlike in-person hackathons, collaboration was difficult to achieve. As well, we as a team were unfamiliar with some technologies used and spent quite some time setting them up before working on the project itself.

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