The "adpocalypse" of YouTube and the failure of monetization on the internet. We thought that there was some other way to support content creators other than through advertising (which a lot of people block with adblockers anyways).
What it does
It provides a stock market for people to invest in content creators. People can trade shares of the creators' channel just as if they were companies in need of funding.
How we built it
We created a backend using Node and ExpressJS (with server-side rendering with EJS). We also store our database and user accounts on Firebase. We then made a front-end using Bootstrap, and jQuery.
Challenges we ran into
Connecting and contacting Firebase was very hard to setup and use. Furthermore, getting our front-end to connect with our back end was very complicated.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We made a (somewhat) working exchange system.
What we learned
We all learned a lot about NodeJS, Firebase, front-end, and back-end. Some didn't even know Node at the beginning.
What's next for Pagimo
In the future, we hope to improve the platform, perhaps upgrade it with React or Vue so that we don't need server-side rendering (for a better user experience) and add more features such as more advanced posts and options.