Have you ever wanted to default from your default of new Facebook tags and instead push yourself to reflect on interesting articles? We originally wanted to have a new tab Chrome extension that would feed people either inspirational quotes or articles that appealed to them with a notepad area, where they could write and save their posts in an online journal.

What it does

This chrome extension can be opened on any page and is meant to save a reflection along with the URL.

How we built it

We used Firebase, Javascript, HTML, CSS, and JSON.

Challenges we ran into

We had trouble storing the URL from the page where we were using the Chrome extension, which gave us trouble in testing our extension in a local browser because it required the chrome tabs library to store new reflections.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

None of us have ever coded Chrome extensions. This was the first hackathon project for all of us.

What we learned

We learned how to use Firebase, how to use API libraries to our advantage, how to code for more than 10 hours straight, deal with unexpected issues, and have fun doing it.

What's next for ChromeReflect

We want to implement the inspirational quote element and have the extension successfully save reflections with the URL so that users can look back on their old posts.

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