We've encountered lots of challenges in society recently surrounding mental health, as a consequence of the social isolation that has resulted from self quarantine, as well as the anxiety-inducing nature of our present circumstances. All of us competitors are orchestra members at our high school, and we were hoping we could bring what we knew about music to help out the situation a bit. Research shows that social isolation leads to pre mature mortality and listening to the certain music (celtic, indian, native american and jazz) with rain and thunder for 45 minutes results in a easy relaxer.
What it does
Melodify is a web application that can be installed via Electron to your desktop PC or Android phone, or simply run from your browser on any device. It uses scientifically backed research from the University of Nevada as well as Stanford University (https://www.unr.edu/counseling/virtual-relaxation-room/releasing-stress-through-the-power-of-music) to come up with a "sound bath" which you can personalize to your tastes that helps you relax and de-stress. This includes four different types of de-stressing "melodies," as well as customizable natural ambient noise.
How it applies
Thus app is health oriented and focused on stress during Covid-19 which thus falls under the sustainability path.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
None of us have prior experience with web development, so gathered that we built a fully functional online web application that can be installed to three operating systems, is mobile optimized, and has a cohesive design is actually pretty cool, if we may say so ourselves.
What we learned
Lots and lots about web development. React is a beast, Bootstrap is a bit nicer to work with, preprocessors can be a pain to setup, Electron is Github's great gift to humanity.
What's next for Melödify
We plan to implement cookies for user preference and configuration saving, as well as a changing set of featured relaxing tracks, as well as deployment to more target platforms (Mac and Linux would be great, and iOS is currently being worked on).
Also, currently it only works well on Google Chrome, Edge, and other Chromium based browsers.
About Melodify Powerpoint
People Behind Melodify
Rhea Dixit, Ryan Ma, Daniel Wei, Haoli Yin Discord: rheadixit, danielwei, ryanma, haoliyin