📚In our current knowledge economy, our information is also our most important valuable commodity.
💡 Knowledge is available in almost infinite abundance 📈, delivered directly through our digital devices 📱 💻 , the world is more connected and educated than ever across the globe 🌎 🌍 🌏. However, the surge of information draws adverse effects💥 🔥 🌈! With information circulating as rapid as ever, information and cognitive overload 🧠👎🏼 is a present symptom amongst our lives.
✨💡✨Mr. Goose 🦢 is here to help by aggregating millions of sources to simplify complex concepts into comprehensible language for even a five-year-old. ✨💡✨
What it does
It is a chrome extension for users to conveniently type in questions, 💡 highlight 💡 paragraphs, sentences, or words on their browser, and receive a ⭐️simple to understand answer or explanation. 🎇 🎆
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
One of the 💪 main challenges 💪 we ran into was while building 🌼👩🏼💻 🌻 the wireframes of the extension, discussing 💭💭 and re-evaluating the logic of the app’s uses. ✨ As we were 🔨 designing 🧩 several features, we tried to discuss what features would be the most user-friendly and important while also maintaining the efficiency 📈 📈 📈 and importance of learning/knowledge 📚of our Chrome extension. ✨
Accomplishments that we're proud of
✨✨✨We were extremely proud ⭐️ of the overall layout and elements 🧩🧩🧩 we implemented into our app design, such as the animated goose 🦢 that one of our team members drew and animated from scratch. From the color 🔴 🟠 🟡 choices to the attention to details like which words 💬 📃 📄 should be important in the NLP API to the resulted information 📊, we had to take a lot into consideration for our project, and it truly was a fun learning experience. 👍👍👍
What we learned
🌟 How to create a Chrome Extension 🌟 How to use Google Firebase 🌟 How to use Google Cloud's NLP API, Stack Exchange API, Reddit API, Wikipedia API 🌟 How to integrate all of these together 🌟 How to create animated images for implementation on the extensions
What's next for Mr. Goose
✨Adapting our extensions compatibility with other browsers. ✨Adding a voice recognition feature to allow users to ask questions and receive simplified answers in return ✨Adding ability to access images while on the extension