Keeping track of what you have spent on is hard. Predicting what you may spend in the future is even harder. With Plutus, we hope to address this problem.
What it does
Based on your spending and saving habits, Plutus knows what kind of person you are. Plutus lets you search for items you want to buy, and recommends other options that will help you save money in the long run. Visualizations generated by the app will help you easily see the impact of each purchase on your bank account. Plutus fetches data from your bank account using Capital One's Nessie API and uses a neural network to find out your spending habits.
How we built it
We used rails for the web app, Material Design Lite/jQuery for the frontend, python for the data analysis/machine learning tools.
Challenges we ran into
Getting search results from Amazon, web application issues, bringing all components together
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We have worked on an app of such nature.
What we learned
Machine learning, rails, python