By - Katie
Let Me See, the app that won the Innovation Award at the 2016 Angular Attack hackathon, was built with Ionic 2 in 48 hours by Wassim Chegham, a Developer Advocate at SFEIR in Paris and a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies, with help from Attila Csanyi and Uri Shaked.
Let Me See’s main purpose is to help people with sight loss “see” what is around them by reading text and analyzing colors out loud.
It’s also a Progressive Web App, which we were pretty psyched about, since we’ve been wanting to find a great PWA example to show all of you!
“Let Me See is an awesome example of a PWA built with Ionic 2,” says Ionic support engineer Justin Willis, who helped judge the hackathon. “It includes everything needed to be a PWA—a service worker and a manifest.json—which means you can use it while offline and add it to your homescreen to get that native feel. My favorite thing about Let Me See is that it shows just how easy it is to build a PWA with Ionic 2 and that it shows a major strength of hybrid apps: the ability to not only run as a native app, but run just as well as a web app.”