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At school, teachers often write down homework assignments, upcoming projects, or tests on the whiteboard. However, there is limited time to write these assignments down and sometimes even after we write them down, we completely forget about it. Snaptorial provides a quick and easy solution for both creating events and reminding you when to do them.
What it does
The user takes a picture of the assignment written on the board and the app automatically creates a reminder for the assignment including the name, the date it is due, and the time it is due (if applicable).
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Implementing all the APIs to function in unison was our biggest challenge. Specifically, the OCRad API and the Google APIs, because there was limited and very vague documentation for the OCR and the Google APIs.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are extremely proud that we were able to implement all the APIs together properly and create a functioning project which not only looks nice, but functions very well for the user too.
What we learned
What's next for Snaptorial
We plan to add handwritten recognition as well as use React Native to create dedicated iOS and Android apps. Also, we want to expand to more social media APIs so users can remind their friends about upcoming events too!