Inspiration

There's not enough tracking on the internet.

What it does

Browsermate is a configurable web extension that allows a responsible adult to recieve a text notification if the browser visits a specifed URL (i.e age-inappropriate)

How we built it

  • Front-end: Javascript browser extension
  • Backend: Python flask web app
  • Text Processing: OpenAI API calls
  • Twilio: SMS Communication

Challenges we ran into

  • OpenAi is a time thief.
  • Githubs auth token scanner
  • Guest Wifi/Eduroam
  • Late Vegan Pizza delivery

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Building something
  • Learnings

What we learned

  • Gained insight into the browser extension ecosystem.
  • Experience deploying cloud hosted apps.
  • Reinforces the importance of environment variables.
  • A million tabs is too many tabs.

What's next for BrowserMate

  • Multiple URL Support
  • Content scanning.
  • Keyword filtering.
  • Agressive monetisation.

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