Inspiration

Our team wanted to build something to solve a real problem and increase safety in our society. A common experience for all of us was receiving scam calls but not knowing whether they should be answered and how to respond. So we decided to tackle this problem by building an Android App specifically to detect these calls and notify you before you give away important information.

What it does

ScamBusters deals specifically with detecting/classifying a call as a scam and then gives you a series of responses that you can make to the scam caller. You no longer have to do nothing when you receive a scam call, you can respond with your own classic songs.

How we built it

We built this project with love using Android Studio, Java, Twilio and the WhitePages Phone Reputation API.

Challenges we ran into

We were all beginners to Android Studio, but had experience with Java. The biggest challenge was understanding how to interact with the Android System to access call log information, making API calls and outdated documentation.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Our biggest accomplishment is getting to a working MVP!

What we learned

So much! We learned how to work as a team, new frameworks and lots of concepts in Android.

What's next for ScamBusterz

Building a safer world and equipping average people to fight back against scam. In our next iteration, we'll build a feature to tell you in real time whether the incoming number is a known scam.

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