We were inspired by how we don't know how to express ourselves sometimes. We wanted to make that easier by creating a tool that helps you figure out what emoji best represents how you feeling.
What it does
The user speaks a phrase into their phone and then we use those words to find the most similar emojis.
How we built it
We build it with Swift, Houndify, and the TwinWord Text Similarity API.
Challenges we ran into
Concurrency issues, authorization issues, and we didn't know how to handle parallelism in our app.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We solved the above issues.
What we learned
We learned that parallel programming on iOS isn't too difficult.
What's next for words-to-emojis
It will be on multiple platforms ranging from phones to Apple TV.