Ever thought a smartphone could detect what was in your urine? Well, now it can. A new iPhone app, developed by MIT entrepreneur Myshkin Ingawale and unveiled at the TED conference this week, lets people take urine samples with their mobile device.
Obviously, pee and electronics don’t mix, so this app instead uses the smartphone’s camera to determine what’s in urine. Dubbed Uchek, the app involves the user peeing into a cup, putting a color-coded urinalysis strip into the cup, taking of photo of the results, and then letting the app work its magic.
The datasets released are:
How to build a news app that never goes down and costs you practically nothing
I’ve been on the NPR apps team for a little over a month now. I’ll be real – it’s been pretty dope.
And we did it all in the open.
But the thing that really blew my mind is this: We’re only running two servers. These two servers let us build news applications that never go down and cost very little (here’s looking at you, S3). Exhibit A: NPR’s elections site only required a single server for running cron jobs — and was rock solid throughout election night. Even in 8-bit mode.