Inspiration

WordPress websites are usually filled with hot garbage, therefore we thought an app that lets you view the content without the garbage would be a good idea 👍.

What it does

Under the hood it uses the WordPress API to gather the categories and articles etc. from each website redisplaying them in HTML while allowing you to change the theme.

How we built it

Firstly, we made a Kanban board to divide the project into manageable sections, so each team member knew what they were doing.

Challenges we ran into

Not all of us knew React Native and Redux at the beginning so in order to keep up we had to watch a few tutorials to gain an understanding and know what was going on.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Design overall looks decent, and how quickly some of us picked up the technologies required for the project.

What we learned

Deep down React Native is hot garbage and also for this project we decided to sort of stick to industry standards (don't look at our code) using ESLint, husky and other tools, so it was good to get a feel for this.

What's next for Parakeet-WP

Perhaps adding more webpages that are not currently supported. Making more improvments to the design and UX. Look at making an API to access your saved websites on the web and more. SMS notifications when a new article is posted using Twilio? There's a lot to do, question is will we even remember this in 6 months?

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