Text me: 209.252.3189 Format: wolf webster howto wiki thesaurus See picture for examples!
Over 75% of the world has access to mobile phone coverage, but not all of them are in a position to take advantage of it. Smartphones, tablets, chromebooks, etc. are far too expensive for many of the world's poor. We looked at SMS as a means of sharing information. Prepaid phones/ "dumb phones" are still a luxury in developing countries, but they are infinitely more accessible than iPhones.
What it does
Accepts SMS queries and responds with appropriate information. Can pull up wikipedia pages, use the wolfram API to perform computation and analysis, define words, find synonymns, and provide step-by-step wikiHow instructions.
How I built it
Flask + Twilio API + python webscraping and REGEX magic
Challenges I ran into
Developing on a Chromebook is annoying.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Broke 2 linux distros in 1 day.
What I learned
What's next for TextTeach
Improve webscraping/ better error detection/ more content Create interface that allows people to practice math problems over text. Add users so people can track their progress.