I asked , my friend, Rohan about what books he was reading/currently had read, for any book recommendations, and possibly to borrow some from him. It would be time-consuming for him to text the names of all the books he had and would be annoying for him if I asked for recommendations and to borrow the books.
What it does
The web app allows you to upload an image of your library which it parses to store the title and author name. It then displays this in a pretty table that can be shared with others. It also allows you to add friends and view their libraries.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
One challenge we ran into was who would build what feature. We also ran into a merge conflict which took a good hour to work through.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We got an OCR working (none of us have build one) and made a (relatively) intuitive UI
What we learned
We learned more about flask, python, git, and teamwork.
What's next for Virtual Library
We want to attempt to build an actual native app. We also want to show borrowed books. Additionally, we want to provide info about where they could purchase the book and get it from a library.