Inspiration & What it Does

Snapchat is trying to replace news channels by collecting snaps and generating short clips that are easier to watch due to people's short attention spans. So instead, I took videos that are already being produced by well known news channels and shortened them.

How I built it

I created a website with Python and Flask where users can follow different news companies and view shortened news videos in their feeds.

Challenges I ran into

For some reason, authentication wasn't working for Microsoft's Cognitive Services Video API, so I couldn't generate the thumbnails like I originally wanted to; instead, I made gifs.

What's next for snapnews

In the future, I'd like to implement Cognitive Services properly and add a greater variety of news companies.

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