The welcome page when user opens the app.
The inventory page when user clicks the get started button on the welcome page.
Shows how user can input the expiration date with the calendar.
Shows the notification message that an item is close to expiring in the inventory.
Shows how user can select items in inventory to then proceed to the "search recipes" button.
Shows how the google search browser appears after clicking "search recipes."
Shows when user clicks on one of the recipe links.
Shows how the items used can be removed from the list with the "remove selected items" button.
Food going to waste in people's refrigerators due to forgetting about items and their expiration dates is an issue faced by many. We believed it would be beneficial to have a notification system that informs you when your food is near or at its expiration date. Furthermore, to reduce waste, have the app provide recipes based on selected items.
What it does
The user can input food items and their expiration dates. When the food item is 15 days or less away from its expiration date, a notification appears to inform the user. Then, the user can check off the items and search recipes via google search so they don't have to throw away their food.
How we built it
We used Visual-Studio and the C# language to design and program our app.
Challenges we ran into
Our main challenge was incorporating the google search so users can find recipes based off the food items selected. The largest we faced was accessing google from our program and searching for recipes based on the items selected in the refrigerator inventory. Other issues faced were determining how to add and remove items from the inventory.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Finishing a working app in less that 24 hours, and the implementation of google search for recipes!
What we learned
We learned how to use the C# language and how to make an app using Visual-Studio.
What's next for Spoiled
Implement AI/IoT to increase effectiveness of refrigerator inventory process to have a positive impact on food waste reduction and promote healthy living.