Online dating lacks real commitment. We swipe left and right without even properly looking at the profiles. We collect matches but don't bother starting a conversation.
We bring real commitment back to online dating.
What it does
Whenever you swipe right on someone (yes), you are required to record a short video. The video is analyzed by Microsoft Cognitive Services, to make sure the system captures its quality.
The app then presents you the people who recorded the best videos first (the ones that are most committed to you). As soon as there is a match, you can see the other persons video.
How we built it
We built this app as a web app using React, Redux, webpack etc. on the frontend, NodeJS, mongoDB, express.js on the backend.
Challenges we ran into
ReactJS can sometimes be a difficult choice when all you want to do is a dirty hack.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We have a basic, working version.
What we learned
It is impressive how much you can accomplish within 24h. Without Microsofts Cognitive Services, our app wouldn't be possible.
What's next for turtle
Build a native app, include push notifications, include a chat.