What it does
ConnectThem allows people to play a simple strategy game against one another, regardless of what platform they are on.
How I built it
The server is built with Java and is hosted by Microsoft Azure. Both the PC client and the Android app were built with Java and CSS.
Challenges I ran into
I ran into a lot of challenges trying to communicate over a busy network. I was unable to find a team to work with, and coincidentally faced a lot of pressure to meet milestones in time. I also faced a last minute challenge trying to multi-thread my server when I moved it to Azure, but was able to successfully adapt it. I was able to produce a decent looking GUI for the PC client and a functioning one for Android. Well I didn't have time to write clients fro WIndows Phone and iPhone before submission, I would love to finish them for the GitHub Repo to show the proof of concept.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
My biggest goal in this project was to learn more about network programming and implement it into my project. I was successful in doing that. I learned a lot about TCP data transfers, Azure, and moving a physical server to the cloud.
What I learned
I learned a lot about TCP data transfers, Azure, and moving a physical server to the cloud. This was my first hackathon, so I also learned a lot about how hackathons work and what better strategies will be for next time.
What's next for ConnectThem
I would really like to finish the mobile clients (iOS, Android, Windows) for this project to fully demonstrate its capabilities. I also had a great game twist in mind but thought of it too late and didn't have time to implement it, but would love to add it in the future.