Problem Statement Cannot be moved around
In the past 10 years, digital communication has supplanted many face to face interactions, yet no thought was given to the effects of this change. Now more than ever, young people are struggling with depression, loneliness and procrastination.
What it does
Happly is the diary that cares about you.
Happly is a web app that helps users overcome symptoms and behaviors associated with procrastination, depression, and loneliness by offering challenges to break out of your comfort zone, tasks to lift your spirits, self-reflections to check in with yourself, and structured interventions based on cognitive behavioral therapy.
How we built it
We took a top-down approach by designing our solution then implementing our functionality in Vue.js. Once our frontend was built we began developing IoT interfaces such as a conversational and SMS interface with Google Dialogflow and the Google Home. We also began working on backends to intelligently sequence and send out the interventions/challenges to users but we didn't have enough time.
Challenges we ran into
Much of our time was spent developing designs for elements, we only managed to find our UI designer, Lex, at 4pm on Saturday. We could have saved a lot of time if we had a good UI designer from the start.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Bringing together a diverse team with differing interests.
Developing a conversational interface for the google home and SMS using Google Dialogflow.
Developing professional designs for our Vue Components.
What we learned
Google Dialogflow is a great way to quickly develop conversational and SMS interfaces for IoT.
Try to develop some good design documents early so you can split up earlier in the hackathon to work on different coding challenges.
What's next for Happly.io
We want to implement other features using Google Cloud's APIs like the Natural Language API and Computer Vision API with Ruby on Rails to develop an app that recommends specific interventions and challenges based on your mood.