Two techies from Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) regional campus, Jalandhar have developed a unique website wherein people can search for apparel of their choice by just dragging its picture and uploading it on the website. The computer science students – Saurabh Bhatia and Pushkar Gupta – have come up with www.crapik.com, which they claim would make shopping easier and more authentic.
Saurabh Bhatia, who has just completed his B.Tech from GNDU, said, “Shopping online sometimes takes its tolls. Many times we end up buying something entirely different from what we have in mind. A common experience would be searching for an original jersey of a team to flaunt, but end up buying a fake one. We have developed a shopping website to find out things of one’s choice in an easy way.”
Adding, Pushkar, who has also completed engineering from GNDU varsity, said, “It’s a website that lets you search for clothes by just uploading a picture of it. In return, it displays all the results in an interactive way to get you exactly what is in your mind.”
He said, “You just have to click a picture or copy it from anywhere and upload it on Crapik and you will get the related searches. You can click the picture of any magazine cover girl, upload it on the website and the software will capture and detect the density of pattern, colour of the dress or t-shirt and it will filter out the search for you.”
The techies made it possible through the technique of django framework and open computer vision. They said they would expand it from just buying the apparels to furniture, accessories and other online goodies.
“We will also tie up with hosieries, sports goods factories and boutiques to get the picture data of their products to make search easy,” they added.
The duos are now planning to get jobs in MNCs, while they would continue working on the same online venture side by side.