Unlike our primitive ancestors, we live more complicated lives with more opportunities and more sources of stress.

There is a saying that everyone needs a tree hole to tell their secret and release their emotions. We would like to build a safe place for users to release emotions and pull themselves together.

What it does


  1. Users can do whatever they want to release their emotions in the ranting space - upload photos, drawings etc. and burn the ranting space after they have pulled themselves together

  2. Users can submit their secret to the flammable tree. The tree then consumes this secret. Check out our image gallery!!! We didn't have time to update our video.

  3. Users can watch relaxing videos

How we built it

  • Low fidelity wireframe using balsamiq During the brainstorming phase, we laid out the features that we wanted and experimented with design - playing around with what fits on which page.

  • High fidelity wireframe using Figma After finalizing the features and pages that we wanted, our designer used Figma to plan out what our application looks like.

  • Front-end development using react

  • Back-end development using Node.js + Express + MongoDB.

  • Google Cloud Platform We used GCP's very secure platform to host and store our MongoDB database.

  • Deployment We deployed our app on

Challenges we ran into

We are an international team and coordination was challenging. We overcame it with effective communication.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We have completed the UI design with stretch goals and app development.

What we learned

We learn about 2D transition effects for web apps.

What's next for Flammable Tree

New Features

  • Comforting games
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