We were inspired to create a productivity-driven project when the team realized that we all share the common problem of getting distracted by sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc...

We aimed to integrate a 1980's classic, the Pomodoro Technique for productivity, with easy to use, modern technology. Since Chrome is one of today's most popular browsers, we made a Chrome extension so that the everyday user can focus on their work a little better.

What it does

Pomodurian is a Chrome extension based off of the Pomodoro Technique, where you work in hyper-focused sprints of 25 minutes followed by a 5 minute rest interval. During the work interval, all sites inputted into the Chrome extension will be blocked for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, the inputted sites will be unblocked for five minutes before being blocked again for 25 minutes. Every 30 minute work-rest interval will reward the user with a durian; they can grow their durian rewards into a garden on their most productive days.

How we built it

Using Javascript and Angular

Challenges we ran into

Learning Angular and building a Chrome extension for the first time

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Getting a basic working prototype in 7 hours

What we learned

More about Chrome extensions, Google APIs, and Angular

What's next for Pomodurian

Adding an user interface to display a smiley durian for every work-rest interval the user completes

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