We thought since most information lives on Internet, that there should be a simple way to access this information conveniently without a browser or Internet connection.
What it does
When you text the Qrious service with text/images, the data is relayed to our Node server, processed, and relevant information is returned back to the user through SMS/MMS.
How we built it
Dark magic (Twilio + Azure + Wolfram Tech + Node + MongoDB + caffeine)
Challenges we ran into
There's a lot of moving parts in this hack, so first getting them to work individually, and then programming them to play nicely together was quite a task.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Getting everything to work together.
What we learned
- Twilio api
- Wolfram api
- In-memory caching
- Send text/image
- wait for reponse
- text 'more' for more information
What's next for Qrious
Improve speed and accuracy. Open to public.