COVID has brought upon a period of socialising doom -- for the most part restricting all of us to the friends we had prior the world-wide pandemic. As we were approaching a project to take a new spin on social media platforms to facilitate friendships, we realised we had not really made new friends. We decided this was to change with our project.
What it does
Offers users ability to chat with existing friends with WhatsApp-esque functionality, while also offering video chat option with strangers.
How we built it
Java, HTML/CSS Frontend.
Challenges we ran into
Connecting the front-end and back-end of our project. Getting the video chat working.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Our backend registration system is robust and quite strong.
What we learned
A lot of database "stuff"! And that ironically you work better when you are dead tired at 4am (maybe).
What's next for Elgemo
Completion of website, and renting out an office in the valley!