The fact that even the most specific queries can lead to unuseful suggestions and the lack of an independent tool to fix the issue/
What it does
Allows the user to like/dislike suggestions based on his query and later fishes out interesting trends/analysis in visual forms.
How I built it
We built an app on Android.
Challenges I ran into
Conceptualizing the idea; Understanding the API and its drawbacks; Implementation road-blocks; Time vs Functionalities vs Design vs human needs
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
Attacking the API, making fairly complex mobile apps, fighting sleep in the pursuit of the better app.
What's next for SparkMart
Plenty of directions to go from here. Most exciting? Converting it to an artificial intelligence shopping assistant (Siri wouldn't mind, I'm sure!)
Coming out on
Google Play Store (very soon)