Have you ever found a cool thing and wanted to know what it is? Now you can with the power of computer vision and crowdsourcing.
What it does
This web app allows you to upload an image of a thing and, through the Google Vision API, learn what it is.
It also uses computer vision to read an image of a card, showing you the prices on TCGplayer.com and the link to buy.
How we built it
Flask app (Python, HTML5) hosted on Digital Ocean with Bootstrap for the front-end.
Challenges we ran into
SSL certificates! Apparently, you can't access the webcam without SSL and we couldn't get that part working, so we could not include a live camera capture functionality to our app.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Successfully processing images with the Google Vision API.
What we learned
Flask, Bootstrap, and Google Vision.