Inspiration

  • Waiting for food gets very boring, very fast.
  • Riddles are a challenging, yet fun way to pass the time.
  • Our app solves this by providing light and casual entertainment.

What it does

  • FoodBytes provides silly clues that guide you to choosing the right food.
  • As you 'chomp', the food icons disappear one by one as more hints are provided.
  • Get to the end by solving all the riddles correctly.
  • Your reward for completing the challenge is when your actual meal arrives at your table.

How I built it

  • We learned about Android Studio at an AthenaHacks workshop and figured out how to write code in Kotlin/HTML during our time here.
  • We drew pixelated images to be used as our food icons and uploaded to the Studio.
  • By using Studio's ability to sense clicks, the buttons were able to lead to the next image/text.
  • With the Android Studio interface, it was relatively simple for beginners, like us, to add features for our app.
  • As an extra treat, we added the soundtrack of MitchiriNeko March for a more lively, cute atmosphere.

Challenges I ran into

  • Installing all the necessary software components was often time-consuming and confusing.
  • Due to inexperience with Kotlin, we had trouble figuring out areas of code -- debugging was especially difficult.
  • As users of many other apps, we found it important to have friendly user interface but integrating our vision with functionality was harder than it looked.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

  • Connecting the app to an actual android phone and playing it felt very satisfying.
  • We were glad to figure out the software and programming language for this project in a short amount of time.

What I learned

  • Our team learned to use Android Studio, Java, and Kotlin/HTML.
  • We improved on splitting team skills and delegating tasks.

What's next for FoodBytes

  • We hope to add more mini-games.
  • We want to add a function that allows the players to compete with each other.
  • Lastly, we would like to design a eye-catching icon for the app when downloaded onto phones.

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