We wanted a way to learn a foreign language by simply taking a photo of an object.

What it does

Pictolate is a platform and Web-based application used to take a picture, analyze its contents, and convert it to a foreign language.

How we built it

We developed Pictolate in Node.js, Javascript, HTML, CSS, and employed the use of RapidAPI, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft's Computer Vision API.

Challenges we ran into

We did not have enough time to extend our platform to Android and iOS devices, so we were only able to build a Web-based application for now to interact with our platform.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

As first-year college students attending our first hackathon, we had never built a web server, written any JavaScript, nor implemented any API before. Twenty-four hours later, we have built a working backend platform that can be easily extended to mobile and works as a Web-based application.

What we learned

We learned how to build a web server, develop webpages using JavaScript/HTML/CSS, use Node.js, and implement and connect multiple APIs.

What's next for Pictolate

We plan to continue working on Pictolate to host our web server publicly and extend our platform to Android and iOS devices.

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