Messaging App in Action
Computer Screen in Kitchen
Over many years of experiencing miscommunicated food orders, lack of service, and long waiting times, we decided to create a convenient app that addresses these issues. Increasingly more people in Canada have dietary restrictions, and thus have trouble eating in restaurants. The wait staff is often so busy they might not take the food order correctly, and there is often a long waiting time before the food order reaches the customer.
What it does
The app uses a camera function to scan the restaurant's QR code, and returns that restaurant's menu. The user can view the options, the nutrition facts, and the ingredients. Then, the user can modify the order for any dietary restrictions. Once the user sends in their order, the kitchen will receive it and make the user's meal.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We ran into some time and optimization issues. Eager to throw ourselves into new technology to challenge ourselves, we struggled to finish all our goals. Adapting to this situation, we had to look at reasonable goals and made solid milestones. Trying to merge multiple APIs together and make them compatible was a challenge, but it was a great learning experience.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Ultimately piecing tools together such as multiple APIs, messaging app, database, website, and app is something that we are highly proud off. Seeing an end product and able to envision what it suppose to carry out, as well as its potential to perform is greatly satisfying.
What we learned
We learned to use our time more effectively. To not only plan ahead in big projects, but also have contingency plans so that if worse comes to worse, we may still prevail with a sufficient project. Helping one another was also an important lesson, even though some of us may not know the skills as well as others, looking out for each others weaknesses allowed us to optimize efficiency when needed.
What's next for QuicknReady
We plan to scale QuicknReady to have a bigger database with multiple real life sources. This way we can get a feel for Restaurants and their problems and see how we can optimize the issue at hand. Integrating QuicknReady into the market is a challenge, but a great venture and has huge potential to scale. More business research and continued project maintenance is something that we look ahead to.