Ever since lockdown began in March 2020 and most of us started working and learning from home, our screen time has increased considerably. When we were discussing ideas on a project, we all commented on our increased screen time, headaches, and how our optometrists recommended that we split up our screen time with 20 second breaks every 20 minutes.
What it does
This is a cute Google Chrome Extension that reminds the user with a notification to take frequent breaks from screen time.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We have the notifications working! We are also super proud of the cute icons that we created and used.
What we learned
We learned a lot from this project! The biggest thing we learned is that collaborating as a team is way more fun and we learn a lot from each other - we all have different experiences and skills with coding, and together we were able to create something that we could use on a daily basis. In addition, we learned about different functions within the notification API within Google Chrome Extensions. We also agreed to keep working on this project after our hackathon to continue to work on its functionality.
What's next for EyeScream
Ideally, we would like to integrate with Google Calendar API, so the notifications won't show up during important work meetings. In addition, we would love to have an options page where the user can customize the timer (colors of notifications, time before needing a break, time of break, etc).
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