We decided to go with the theme of Uncommon Hacks to make a quirky meme app. We looked through all of the hackaton challenges and decided that we wanted to use the Twilio API and combine it with the Jaden Smith tweet challenge.
What it does
This allows a user to sign up and log into the app and from there the user can enter any valid 10 digit phone number a select how often they would like the specified phone to receive famous Jaden Smith tweets.
How I built it
We used a MEAN stack. MongoDB, Express.js, Angular, Node.js. And in the backend we used passport with jsonwebtoken for authentication and used bcrypt to hash and salt passwords.
Challenges I ran into
A big challenge we ran into was trying to host our mobile web app on Amazon Web Services. We had problems setting up the server to work with ionic's 'serve' function and in the end we ran out of time and had to run the application on the computer from localhost.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Some accomplishments we are proud of was the implementation of some new technologies we tried. We successfully implemented passport-jwt, bcrypt and the Twilio API.
What I learned
I learned some new technologies. My favorite was learning the Twilio API. There documentation was very easy to understand and i will definitely be using their service in future projects.
What's next for Jaden Daily
There is not much planned for the future of Jaden Daily.