Inspiration

We were inspired by the issue of boredom during quarantine. Our minds waste time be being idle so we wanted to create a resource that can give you many different ideas and activities.

What it does

Our project is a website that gives the customer a variety of different activity ideas and the resources to do them with. We do this through two approaches, using a chatbox for a customized approach and using a randomizer for instant ideas. We also provide COVID relief information which gives ideas on how to help society during these challenging times.

How we built it

We built our website by using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python. We used HTML to build the website and used CSS to style it. JavaScript was used to make arrays for the randomizers and Python was used to make the chatboxes. We also used @poi.ka's picrew.me avatar maker for the photos on the about the creators page.

Challenges we ran into

We ran into problems while incorporating complicated elements into our website. We were struggling with creating an account system login to our. We were also struggling with creating personalized playlists on Spotify based off the users' responses and embedding these playlists into our website. We were also struggling to make the hyperlinks clickable as it was just displaying the URL in the random section of our website. We overcame these obstacles by talking to mentors and doing research online.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of the fact that we persevered to add complicated elements into our website. Making the calendar section and was especially difficult and took many hours to do but we figured it out. Our spotify api was also quite hard to build because we had to use lots of outside resources. We were able to overcome our challenges and that is our main accomplishment.

What I learned

We learned more in depth about HTML, CSS and JavaScript. We also learned more about APIs and the development of a website. Through this experience, we learned the importance of teamwork, communication, and being able to use all the resources that we have efficiently so that we can create a good website with complex features.

What's next for Entertaynium

We want to implement a system for accounts on our website so the customer can better use our activity calendars and other features. We also want to add more customized features and clean up the overall look of the website so it’s more appealing. We will be promoting this website through social media and obtaining a domain for the website. We will add a variety of new activities, add to our calendars, and add all-age friendly activities. We are also hoping to add seasonal and holiday-themes activities. Our website will keep growing and improving so we can better help the public.

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