People who want to eat healthy often buy healthy groceries but don't know how to use them.
What it does
This app allows you to take a picture of your groceries receipt and suggests different recipes for you to make!
How we built it
We used tesseract API, an image recognition software to translate the receipt image to text, then used the Nutritionix API to find closest match for imperfect text. Then, we used Edamam API to search for recipes based on the list of ingredients. We hosted it on Github.
Challenges we ran into
Installing programming environments, learning to use API's, trying to use the Android Studio camera2 library at first but it wasn't working, so we had to switch to a web app.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We all learned something different and pushed ourselves to our limits. Particularly, none of us have worked with APIs before and ended up creating something that actually worked on the backend in 24 hours.
What we learned
We learned that we are capable of more than we thought
What's next for RecipEats
We may try to get this onto an actual mobile app.