We were all chronically addicted to Reddit, and all the productivity extensions out there took a "cold turkey" approach. We felt like our method of gradual addiction treatment is more effective.
What it does
Over time, we slowly remove elements on reddit that are addicting (CTA's, voting counters, comment counts, etc.). This way, the user willingly develops indifference towards the platform opposed to fighting the hard wired behaviour that Reddit expertly ingrained.
How we built it
We performed research on how drug rehabilitation is performed at rehab centres, and incorporated those practices into the design of the extension. We used jQuery to manipulate the DOM elements.
Challenges we ran into
Time was the main constraint, as we spent the first half of the hackathon discarding dead-end ideas midway.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Finishing in time and shipping an application that can be used immediately by other addicted redditors.
What we learned
jQuery and better familiarity with building chrome extensions.