As busy college students, we have become quite reliant on tools such as Google Calendar in order to plan our day. Even then, sometimes it becomes a chore to open up my Google Calendar and set-up an appointment every-time someone mentions a meeting or an event. With this chrome extension, the process of setting up events within Google Calendar becomes streamlined and accessible. Any user would be able to skim the most important details of their future meeting by highlighting relevant text. This is done through the user of NLP libraries and text queries. This then brings the user to a Google Calendar window where all of the relevant fields have already been filled in.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are particularly proud of our effort to also identify location in our event parameters. In the very few similar apps to our extension, none of them attempted to identify the specific location of meeting places. This was also an attempt to cover for the fact that our nlp libraries did not also account for location.
What's next for QuickCal
QuickCal has the potential to be a very robust scheduling app that would help many college students stay on top of meetings and scheduling. In order to help achieve this goal, we would love to use more robust natural language processing libraries in order to more accurately identify event details to leave as little work for the user as possible.