SenseFood - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes we both have programming experience in Android.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

Using machine learning Library TensorFlow and porting it to Android.

The app was designed by two developers. Myself, Divyendra Patil & Rahul Yadav. I have an Engineering degree in Computers while Rahul has an Engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications. We are both Masters students at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Linkedin, Whatsapp: Keeps us both connected.

How long have you been working on this app?

We created it in two days.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

The New York University hackathon had laid out topics to work on. We chose assistive technology. (Created it for blind people).

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

There are no similar apps like ours.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

Train the tensorflow neural net much better than it is now.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

We just want the visually impaired and blind to benefit from the app.


About App: There are a number of blind people who walk around us every day but do we really help them or just pass by? Life for a blind person is no easy task. I, Divyendra Patil & Rahul Yadav created this hackathon project to help the blind, since someone close to Rahul is visually impaired and a close friend of mine is completely visually disabled. We have created this project to help them while buying foods or other products, or even knowing what kind of product is in front of them. Any person can use this handy tool and can assist us in improving it. As a prototype, there are just 40 foods which the app detects, and we will keep adding more as we get time. We have launched an Android version and we are in the process of currently porting to IOS since there has been a time lapse since either of us worked on the IOS platform. We have currently implemented 4 languages, English, Spanish, French & Mandarin (WIP).

Categories: Health & Fitness

Date: April 30, 2018

Developer: Divyendra Patil & Rahul Yadav

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