All of the team members being young students, we feel the need for something exciting which will help us in completing all the pending university tasks. Writing down all the tasks whether on a calendar or on a to-do list, the lack of motivation is always there due to lack of peer competitiveness and we all thought why not combine all the nostalgia and the productiveness in a very simple problem
What it does
Establishing good habits and sticking to them is a real challenge. The secret to achieving goals is having a combination of personal and social reward systems. Knowing this, we are creating “Poke-Work”, an app that helps students form good habits with ease and fun. We want students to study and work regularly on schoolwork with friends, to help in this pandemic situation. Other habits such as exercise and yoga are also encouraged because physical health is equally important in maintaining a healthy mind. As a result, students will avoid last-minute stress and be more resilient to anxiety, if it strikes. This will immensely improve their mental health and make school life much more rewarding and enjoying.
How we built it
We used a very basic concept of the to-do list and gamified it with the nostalgic memories of playing Pokemon. Each student joins the platform and has a choice to choose between the starters Pokemon ( Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle). Then they put on the school task and with each complementation of task they get more experience and more XP which evolves the pokemon into its evolution stage and unlocking more pokemon( Just as a Pokemon Trainer ) but here the trainer is training himself.
Challenges we ran into
Time, literally our team members are from around the world, being this our very first hackathons making a team was even a task.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
All of the team members were participating in the hackathon for the very first time, The main thing is we were able to complete in the time duration and gain some experience and make new friends.
What we learned
The mindset of Converting an idea into a working MVP within 24 hours, not every problem needs an overcomplicated solution, sometimes just an exciting idea needs something nostalgic to make it more interesting and exciting.
What's next for Poke-Work
Expand from the starters pokemon to more. Develop a tag for each task ( easy, medium, difficult ) to make it more interesting. Make badges for different level with will help pokemon to gain superpowers. In a brief make it more interesting.