Everyone we know uses Venmo, and all too often we hear the words, "Can you spot me? I'll Venmo you later." Inevitably, someone else chimes in: "Can you spot me, too?" And so on. Wouldn't life be so much easier if you could just take a picture of your receipt or find your latest online receipt and split it with any number of people you choose?
What it does
SwiftDiv uses Project Oxford for the Computer Vision API so that it can read receipts and process the total cost. Then, it sends out a Venmo request to the participants you list (this part's in progress--we couldn't get access to Venmo. :( ) Through Slice, SwiftDiv can go through your email inbox and retrieve the latest online order. Say, you and your roommate want a new television and you order one online. SwiftDiv can find that order, so that you can charge your roommate easily.
How we built it
We used Android Studio, a lot of Googling & a TON of help from the lovely sponsors/engineers at BoilerMake!
Challenges we ran into
This is our first app, and our first venture into Java........ Along with that, we couldn't register properly with the Venmo API, despite trying three Venmo accounts and talking to every sponsor and participant willing to listen about our Venmo woes. :(
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We made it work!!!
What we learned
Lots and lots of Java, and lots of weird finicky things about Java.
What's next for SwiftDiv
Definitely integration with Venmo, as that's what our app centers around in the first place! Everything else is working! :)