Inspiration

Initially, we wanted to create a subscription service online for daily text messages that tell the user what the weather will be like that day, a funny/inspirational quote, and their daily horoscope.

What it does

Takes in an user's email and their birthday month, day, and year, then can send them an email with that day's horoscope (pulled from horoscope.com).

How I built it

Using Python and Gmail's API to be able to send emails to users through our program.

Challenges I ran into

Setting up an online database was more complicated than expected. All original teammates left a day into the hackathon and I could not work on the original project ideas.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I'm proud of the fact that although I had no project and no teammates on Saturday, I still managed to come up with an idea and accomplished something in that bleak situation. I'm also proud of the first email that was successfully sent to a gmail inbox.

What I learned

I learned how to use Gmail's API to send emails to a long mailing list, and how to take information from a website's submitted form fields to an output email.

What's next for MorningMemo

In the future, MorningMemo should have more kinds of messages to send in the morning, which may be opted into on the main website. Some examples should be weather or riddles!

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