As college students, it is SO hard to be healthy. Late nights, Top-Ramen, and whatever other kinds of amazing but kind of disgusting garbage you consume at college, can definitely take a toll on your mind, body, and soul. Even though late nights of studying and plentiful amounts of stress are part of the college experience, it is still possible to incorporate healthy habits into your day-to-day life on campus that will result in a happier and healthier you! With Better-Mint users answer our questions based on their lifestyles and which areas they want to improve on, and we give easy suggestions to help you live healthier, happier, and longer lives!
What it does
Better-Mint allows students to focus on what areas in their lives they want to improve on, reflect on their current choices, and then get suggestions on how to make easy changes. So far our four categories are mental health, diet, fitness and sleep. In Twine we use variables and arrays to track the users' selections to our questions, and then at the end we count up the selections to give specially curated advice.
How we built it
For our website we used Bootstrap, HTML, JS, and CSS. We used Figma for brainstorming on how to create our storyboard, and Canva to create our images and background for the website. Once we had our storyboard we used Twine to create a multiple choice quiz while collecting users' scores. When the user finished the quiz, based on their scores we gave them curated suggestions on how to live healthier lives.
Challenges we ran into
We never used Twine before and had to look up tutorials on how to use it. It also took a lot of time to put together the storyboard, since there were 4 different themes.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We think our website looks great, and are really happy with how our quiz came out!
What we learned
We learned how to work with Twine, and we ended up having a lot of fun customizing it!
What's next for Better-mint
We would love to have a separate website that is focused on providing help for women. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to add that in during this hackathon.