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Inspiration

Students and adults are having a hard time getting used to in person school and work. People are forgetting about work, because they do not have a screen in front of them giving them a to do list. Within one hour, people forget 50 percent of the information given to them. Students especially, are getting distracted while doing their homework. 57 percent of parents report their child is spending more hours on distractions during homework. All of this, has increased stress levels in our society.

What it does

PomoBuddy is a chrome extension that solves all these problems. It allows users to select work that they have to do and compiles it all into a to-do list. Before a work session, users are also prompted to select sites that cause them distractions while working. These sites will then be blocked by the extension, and the user will not be able to access them while working. PomoBuddy follows the pomodoro technique which gives users chunks of 25 minutes to work. After the 25 minutes, a 5 minute break will be given. After four of these cycles, a large 15-20 minute break is given. During breaks, all blocked sites will be accessible.

Challenges we ran into

Getting the Pomodoro timer to properly work Using cookies instead of LocalStorage Retrieving cookies the proper way Alerting users their Pomodoro cycle was done

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of creating this chrome extension that solves a problem that we and a lot of the world has been experiencing in 20 hours.

What we learned

We learnt how chrome extensions work, and we learnt how to manipulate the DOM.

What's next for PomoBuddy

We plan to create an app out of this as well, that is available on the app store and the google play store. Also, we plan to make this product account based and add a premium plan.

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