Inspiration

I personally love interacting with animals, and I’m sure we all share a common affection toward these cute little creatures. However, we don’t give much credit to them on a daily basis. Instead, we spend time socializing with peers through social media like Snapchat. Fortunately, my team has come up with an AR-based application that allows you to connect with your pet with our Android app, with the use of Firebase and IBM Watson's Visual Recognition software.

What it does

Fortunately, our team has come up with an AR-based application that allows you to take pictures your pet or your favourite animal with our Android app that allows you to add filters on to your pet where Snapchat is targeted towards human facial recognition.

How we built it

With the use of Firebase and IBM Watson's Visual Recognition software we built an Android app.

Challenges we ran into

As none of us ever used IBM Watson before, and a majority of us never interacted with Firebase or built an Android app, there was a steep learning curve during the beginning of the event.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Over this weekend we each had to lean new skills from Watson's Visual Recognition, to Firebase, to working with AR on Android. Our proudest moment from this weekend was being able to add the filters to the pet photos.

What we learned

No one on the team had experience with IBM Watson, so over this weekend we became more familiar with Watson's Visual Recognition and the connected API.

What's next for Pic Purfect

Moving forward Pic Purfect will be able to share the filtered pictures on multiple social media sites. The team is also planning on expanding the filter library.

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