With both our parents being teachers, giving them an easier and safer way to communicate outside of the classroom with their student is where the inspiration came from.
What it does
It's a medium between students and teachers that allow them to communicate through one central phone number without ever exposing their private phone numbers. Any phone with SMS can receive and send messages allowing phone requirements to be unlimited. Allows teachers to set assignments or exam dates and will alert students at a set time before the assignment and exam will happen.
How we built it
Using a combination of Flask, python, and the twilio API's. To create the web app and having ngrok to allow us to quickly deploy our service.
Challenges we ran into
Learning a new set of API's as well as setting up servers and web apps.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Finishing the project. Creating an application using Flask and implementing API's with limited knowledge before the event.
What we learned
We learned how to develop a web based application implementing API's and how to set up a SMS messaging service.
What's next for Cover-up
To develop it for future use in classrooms and to set up certain precautions so inappropriate things can not be sent throughout it.