We grocery shop all the time and end up throwing out a lot of food.
What it does
It keeps track of what is in your fridge with expiry dates. It helps you meal plan with recipes for soon to be expired food
How we built it
Using a JS alexa skill and integrating DynamoDB for persistant storage. We use Cognito to feed data into our native iOS front-end We utilize spoonacular for recipes Send large amounts of data to the Alexa Companion app that is too much for Alexa to say
Challenges we ran into
Integration issues with spoonacular. Ramp up on AWS components including IAM functionality
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We got it all working with integration into multiple aspects of AWS
What we learned
All about Alexa and the issues that arise with a Voice User Interface
What's next for My Fridge
More features! Better recipe integration and auto-ordering from Amazon.