Inspiration

At the HeyCuba Hack-a-thon, we were given a task: create software that can help deliver Internet access to Cuba. Although some Cubans may have Internet, it is monitored and connectivity may be poor. Cuba isn't alone: there are other places around the world that don't have true Internet access. That's where we came up with a solution.

What it does

Cambio is an email-based web browser. It uses Markdown to compress webpages into a light file for a person to view, yet provides live rendering of webpages.

How we built it

Electron - Electron is a NodeJS based shell, allowing developers to make cross-platform apps for Linux, Macintosh and Windows using HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Inbox - Inbox allows us to access a user's set of emails, provided their email address and provider. Currently with this library, we shall be able to provide support for Gmail and YahooMail (assured support)

SMTP-Connection - SMTP-Connection allows us to send an email to our email server (cambio-backend) using the user's provided set of email credentials.

Photon Kit - Photon Kit is a front-end UI CSS framework that allows you to make beautiful Electron-based user interfaces really quickly.

Kbpgp - KeybaseIO's implementation of asymmetric PGP encryption. This allows us to encrypt/decrypt messages to and from the server and client. This prevents us the regime from inspecting emails in plaintext.

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