Cat nuisance based pomodoro. 猫 + doro.

Every cat owner knows the joy of having your cat sit right on top of your keyboard. Maodoro aims to bring this experience to everyone.

What it does

Around every 20 minutes (the exact timing is customizable), a cat walks across your computer screen and prevents you from browsing the internet, until you can push him away. Coincidentally, this is about the same time when you should be taking a break from your computer, and maodoro encourages you to do so.

How we built it

Starting from the chrome extension hackpack, we used js, css, and html. We split up the work into main functionality of cat on the page, options menu, and popup/art.

Challenges we ran into

We had some version control issues, such as being many versions behind, having merge conflicts and having to stash, as well as unintentionally deleting stashes.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We're proud of creating our first Chrome extension despite not having much prior experience in web development.

What we learned

We learned basically everything we created since this was each of our's first time creating a Chrome extension. For instance, we learned keyframe animation in js, how to create pop-ups, and we figured out our various debugging issues, such as errors with accessing response variables and local images.

What's next for maodoro

Cat pokedex in the popup! Currently, the popup shows the home landing page for maodoro. We were thinking of letting users meet and collect the cats that pop up daily, and then displaying it as the next page in the interactive popup. Also more cat colors, more cat breeds, and cuter cats.

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