It's Time to Tip the Scale
Imagine this: You and a group of 6-7 friends walk into a restaurant to enjoy an afternoon of pleasant conversation and good food. However, when you've all finished eating and the waiter brings you the bill, you all stare at it hopelessly. One person wants to treat another, a second doesn't have enough cash on hand, and maybe a third person shared someone else's dish. It's a mess. You all think to yourselves, "Wouldn't it be great if we could make this easier somehow?
It was this question that piqued our interest. "How can we make splitting the bill easier?"
Here's A Tip
"Tip Of the Day" is an innovative website application that calculates tips and sales tax for dining occasions with big groups. The website application uses Google Vision's optical character recognition (OCR) to scan a receipt and calculate an individual's tax, tip, and total cost. The app splits the cost up based on what each person ordered to calculate their subtotal for the bill.
How "Tip of the Day" Was Built
Staying on the Tip of Our Toes
To the Tipping Point
We all learned a lot from this project. Before starting, most of us only knew a few coding languages. Moreover, no one but our team captain, Emily, had ever created an applet or a website. Seeing each piece of code come together to form something that really works is simply incredible.
Tips and Tricks We Learned
This Is Just The Tip of the Iceberg
We would like to turn "Tip of the Day" into a mobile app so users can directly scan their receipts and divide their bills. Of course, the three of us can't do it alone. We are looking for guidance on how to put forward our great idea so that people can use our app for any restaurant gatherings.