Inspiration

As a home cook myself, I always seem to never have enough supplies to make my dream meal, so I was thinking if there was a better way than looking through hundreds of websites and getting a mediocre result.

What it does

My Fridge is an app that takes in user information about what they have to cook. One method would be through a manual entering of ingredients, but we are also working on an innovative scanning entry method!

How I built it

I used Visual Studio Code and node.js to write the backend. The server was hosted on Google Cloud, and I connected to it mainly through http requests. The frontend was built in Android Studio, using Java.

Challenges I ran into

The biggest challenge I faced was getting the end-to-end connection correct. I haven't really done full-stack web development before, and this was a challenge, especially the HTTP requests. Additionally, I didn't have enough time to fully create everything that I wanted, and I struggled a lot with getting the Google Vision to work.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I do feel like I learned a lot about web development and connecting systems wider than your own personal computer. I am really happy with this project, and I definitely want to expand upon this in the future.

What I learned

I learned that it is VERY hard to make a server and HTTP requests are kinda a nightmare, but overall I learned how tiring it is to try to create everything, especially within a 24 hour period.

What's next for My Fridge

New features like the scanning, Scalability, and even sleeker UI!

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