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Rapidly Launch a Startup on GKE, Node & MongoDB

Apologies, this is a long one. In this post I’m going to detail how I was able to take a simple idea and turn into a viable reality complete with a revenue model in 3 months. That’s 3 months from inception, through design and architecture, to development and deployment. Whether or not it was a good idea is a subject for another post, haha. I was working with a good friend Chris Betz (medium.

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Ionic3 + Google Cloud Vision + Firebase

I’ve been keeping an eye on Google Cloud Vision and wanted a quick way to test it out in the real world so I slapped together a quick Ionic 3 app. After I realized how easy it is, I’ve decided to share step-by-step how to build your own. If you just want to see the code you can grab it here. We will build an Ionic 3 mobile app that will allow the user to take a photo of something, label it using Google Cloud Vision, and save the image and labels to a Firebase realtime database.

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