Selfie2Anime.com has been growing much faster than we ever anticipated! That’s awesome and it has been an incredible journey thus far! The high demand on the site has created some interesting scalability challenges that we have managed to overcome without too many hiccups (although there definitely were some). Here’s some insight on how we did it.
The system that’s behind Selfie2Anime.com is absolutely capable of producing beautiful anime-selfies, as shown in the numerous collages I have already posted on Twitter. Unfortunately, chances are very high that you have received an anime-selfie that is, well, let’s say it could have been better. In this post, we’ll have a look at what happens when things go wrong and how the quality could potentially be improved in the future.
When you first connect to Selfie2Anime.com with your mobile or desktop browser, you’ll be greeted by the web app that lets you take or choose your selfie and upload it to our web service, which will subsequently push them through the GAN and send the anime-selfie back to you. As the first point of contact, it makes sense to start here on our journey through the system.