As highschool students who often struggle with time management, we realized that we were spending a lot of time visiting distracting websites, such as YouTube or Netflix. We decided to make a tool that would help dissuade us from visiting these websites.
What it does
Betta is a Google Chrome extension that aims to improve its users' focus. Users are responsible for their virtual pet bettas, and must stay focused to keep their fish alive. Users are able to view, access, and edit their “banned” website list through the Betta chrome extension. Visiting "banned" websites causes the fish to decrease in health, which may eventually lead to its death. Steering clear of such websites is beneficial to the betta.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for Betta
Although our product is fully functional, there are still many areas on which we’d like to improve. For example, we envision a register/log-in system in the website, which would give users the choice to customize their “banned” URL list in a different setting. In terms of the extension, one of the things we’d like to improve on is integration. Currently, a lot of the communication with the user is done through alerts which, although functional, is clunky and could be replaced with better options, such as making changes in the web page itself. Our final vision for Betta is to launch the chrome extension in the Chrome Web Store and publicly host the website, making it available for all.