Frustration to travel a lot in grocery stores when I could have optimized my path to pick all items.

What it does

Input : A shopping checklist Output : Optimized route to follow for shopping.

How we built it

Backend - Python-Flask Front End - Ext Js

Challenges we ran into

  • Problem resembles to Travelling salesman problem. Getting an optimized solution.
  • Inflexibility of Ext Js framework to get things working. It takes lot of time to get simple things as compared to modern framework.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Made a REST api that can connect to any mobile client.
  • Implemented heuristic version of Travelling Salesman problem.

What we learned

  • REST api is hosted on Google app engine. Google app engine makes thing more tough when you are using third party libraries in Python. Choose Heroku instead.
  • Choose your tools properly.

What's next for Shortcut

  • Adding routing through walking passage in grocery stores.

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