Today we face an increasing volume of data from Twitter and other social media platforms. We wanted to slightly streamline and simplify the process for people who may not be as dedicated to following these sites.
What it does
It displays the hottest tweet among the user's selection of Twitter users at the time when they open a new tab in Chromium-based browsers.
How I built it
It uses a node server hosted on Azure to do twitter API calls using tokens provided by twitter. The extension code uses the twitter data to display a simplified version of a hot new tweet on any new browser windows.
Challenges I ran into
Applying proper Content Security Policy rules and http requests was a major issue during development but we pulled through at the end after many tries.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We're proud to complete our first web app!
What I learned
What's next for Mocking-Bird
It's a fun browser extension that anyone who uses a computer can enjoy so we intend to deploy the extension to the Chrome Web Store.