We all have been using Google Docs to collaborate, we wanted to bring the most authentic whiteboard experience for all users on the go. Powerboard takes the online whiteboard to the next level and provides users with functions and features which are extremely useful in real life while having a simple yet a highly functional UI. We believe that "true real-time" experience of a whiteboard has finally been done right.
What it does
///Connects multiple users on the network to use and contribute to Powerboard in real-time
///Handwriting to text conversion for taking down personal notes while working on Powerboard
///Draw a math formula/equation on Powerboard and it will try to solve it in real-time
///Convert math formula/equations from Powerboard to LaTeX
///Multiple marker colours for better highlighting and differentiating between users content
///Various marker thickness/weights available to emphasize important points
///Save your Powerboard sessions and continue where you left off'
--BONUS FEATURE-- ///PLAY TIC-TAC-TOE WITH YOUR FRIENDS
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Communicating the drawing events between the various clients - solved using socket.io Having a simple UI which looks clean yet powerful at the same time - thanks to VueJS
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Happy that we made something which has real-life application and it is definitely something that we would use personally as well.
What we learned
using VueJS and socket.io in conjunction for real-time communication.
a little insight on how we can build a product which would have real-application
how the human body behaves when it doesn't get enough sleep
Barcelona is beautiful, like seriously.
What's next for powerboard
Adding live chat features: text, audio, video
Being able to watch YouTube videos in sync
Auto plot graph for equations drawn on Powerboard