As some of my followers may know, I have been working on and off for a while, on an app called EmotiPal, intended to help neurodivergent people understand sentiment and emotion better.
One of the features I wanted to add was the ability to see history. Not only can this be helpful as a training tool, but it might mean not having to check at all as the content is there in the history.
I recently tried to implement storing it in a MongoDB Realm Database as this has online/offline sync out the box, all free and I am surrounded by colleagues who can help. However I had an issue and reached out for help. I got some great feedback and decided I needed to try and fix the issue.
So last Friday I decided to stream on Twitch
and share learning about Realm and fixing these issues out in the open.
I am pleased to report that we got it working, woo! We can save sentiment history to the database at the point of analysing it, and the page displays the history as well.
The next plan is to make the history look more interesting on the page instead of just some text. Once that is looking good I will move on to storing the emotional recognition. This involves photos which you would store elsewhere rather than a document database, so that means involving something like Blob storage so some interesting lessons to be learned as we implement that one!