Inspiration

In the recent covid-19 times, productivity in high school students like us has decreased by a significant amount. With GoodDay, we can help students like us be more productive every single day.

What it does

In the beginning, it may seem like GoodDay starts off to look like a simple website with text, but when you dive deeper into it, you can see a quote maker, an image-maker, and your very own pong game!! Whenever you open a new tab, you will see new images and quotes. When you want to take a 5-minute break, you can head over to play a game of pong. Students can take inspiration from each quote that pops up to motivate themselves to complete their work.

How we built it

We used a combination of HTML, javascript, and CSS to build this amazing chrome extension. With the use of visual studio code, we made a manifest.json file to run the extension on the chrome browser. We integrated the pong game into the toolbar of chrome so students don't get distracted by the game when they are doing homework. CSS was used to make the extension esthetically pleasing to the eye. HTML built the main framework for the website, while javascript executed all lines of action in our program.

Challenges we ran into

We ran into many challenges over the course of making this extension. We are relatively new to coding and aren't familiar with all the tools used to code. For example, we used visual studio code to make our extension. There were many things we didn't know about visual studio code and it took us some time to get used to it. One of the most major problems we ran into was that our images wouldn't update onto the screen. We managed to do a lot of research to fix that. It was our first time coding a chrome extension, and we weren't familiar with Google's Security Policies. We had to rewrite our "onevents" in a different method so Google Chrome could accept to read the code.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are very proud of completing our very first hackathon and we look forward to participating in many more events like this. We are also very happy to have created our very own Google Chrome Extension. We are proud that we made it through the entire weekend!

What we learned

We learned that it takes a lot of patience to debug anything when you are coding. We also figured out how to run and use visual studio code. With the help of youtube, we learned how to start coding a chrome extension on visual studio code.

What's next for GoodDay

We plan to have a to-list, calendar, weather, and an option to personalize your background.

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