Procrastination gets the better of all of us, especially when the tasks/projects begin to pile up. We wanted something that could be used to assist in focus and productivity while working. By incorporating the Pomodoro method and a satisfying to-do list system, you get the best of both worlds.

What it does

Açaí is a simple web app that promotes productivity by allowing the user to input tasks that they need to do. From there they have the option to cross out tasks, delete individual tasks, recover the most recently deleted task, and delete the whole list. We have also incorporated a timer in which the user can input an amount of time they would like to work for/take a break. The timer is inspired by the Pomodoro method, which has been proven to be effective for more efficient learning. In the philosophy of the Pomodoro method, you repeat sets where you work on a task and for 25 minutes and take a break for 5 minutes. This being said, however, you can set the timer to whichever duration you desire!

How we built it

We used to collaborate on html/css and JavaScript files. We also worked on the visual aspects (logo, Figma, etc.) separately.

Challenges we ran into

We had used Figma to draft out a design, but found out that actually implementing the design tackled problems that we aren’t familiar with. Additionally due to time constraints and inexperience in these coding languages we found that we weren’t able to transform all of our ideas to reality.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Some accomplishments that the Açaí developer team are proud of are the dark theme, the logo, the domain name, and the centralized layout. Finally, we are proud that we have coded and designed a functioning webapp for our first hackathon!

What we learned

We learned that it takes a lot of work to create a functioning app, and not always can we incorporate everything we want into the final result. We learned we have to compete with the time limit.

What's next for Açaí

What's next for Açaí is an even better web design and layout, a mobile app, social media outreach, and updates with cool new functions like an active recall section, focus music tunes, and an integrated calendar to set all the to-do list tasks ahead of time, and more!

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