Slash's purpose is to serve as a medium for those who are unable to access adequate amounts of data. Focusing on video calls, Slash converts videos into ASCII, which retains the shapes of the subjects but also significantly reduces the amount of data used. We are hoping this will aid many people to better connect with family and friends in a simple yet efficacious manner. We see social hacks as the most important factor in bettering the lives of others.
We're definitely most proud about the picture to ASCII characters conversion portion of our program. Initially, the task seemed very daunting but we worked together and found a solution. The way in which we capture the images from the video, process the file, and push it out to the server is a novel approach in video calls, minimizing the amount of bandwidth needed to be used by the user.