If a social media post gets no likes, did it ever really happen at all? AutoTag is an app that will automatically generate #hashtags for you so you never have to go through the humiliation that is posting a pic and getting no likes. Not that we speak from experience or anything - we’re one of the popular kids!

AutoTag uses Clarifai’s image recognition API to automatically generate hashtags for your images so you can easily edit and share them straight to your social media accounts. This app helps take the guesswork out of boosting your social media posts for maximum likes. Click here to download the app on Google Play!

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WHY WE ❤ IT

Managing your real life can be stressful, and managing an online persona can be just as bad. Sometimes the pressure to come up with an #onfleek (#wtfdoesthatevenmean #so2016 #howdoyoudofellowkids) hashtag is just too great.

HOW YOU DO IT

We caught up with Null Labs’ Ayush Jha and Nick Persing, students majoring in Computer Science at Florida Institute of Technology, to talk about their inspiration for AutoTag.

Clarifai: What inspired your idea for Spectrum Navigator?

Null Labs: Seeing our friends and other people alike bombard their favorite social networks with hashtags that were obvious made us think, wouldn't it be nice to have an intuitive, clean-looking app that could do all of that for you? And that's when we decided to create AutoTag! We decided to use Clarifai API and make an app that looks cool and does intuitive work for the user!

How did you build the app?

Java, XML. Android Studio & Adobe Photoshop. We followed Google's Material Design guidelines to perfect nearly every aspect of the app! Android Studio did create a lot of problems for us, especially when it came down to Github synchronization, but we kept going and never gave up. More importantly, we worked together on the app!

What was the best part about working with the Clarifai API?

The fact that it's so freakin' easy to set up!! Both of us would often ask each other "Are we sure we don't have to execute or call anything else from Clarifai?"

Thanks for sharing, Null Labs!

To learn more, check out our documentation and sign-up for a free Clarifai account to start using our API - all it takes is three lines of code to get up and running! We’re super excited to share all the cool things built by our developer community, so don’t forget to tweet @Clarifai to show us your apps.

And give Ayush and Nick some props in the comments below. Until next time!