Ever been asked for your phone number by a stranger but you didn't want to give it to them? Denial Dial is here to save the day!

What it does

Just text (614) 782-8989 and we will handle the rejection for you. When the stranger texts our number, our server will wait about 30 minutes and send them a text. But we didn't stop there - if multiple people have texted the hotline in the last 30 minutes they will be paired up at random and start texting each other. After a few messages we send them both a carefully worded rejection text and send them on their way!

How we built it

We used Twilio's API with Node.js and MongoDB to build a server that responds to texts to the phone number and responds the way we want it to.

Challenges we ran into

Deployment on Google Cloud Platform was very difficult, especially getting MongoDB to work

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We built something that is useful in the real world and successfully used Twilio APIs which we have never used before!

What's next for Denial Dial

We will keep the server running for the foreseeable future so everyone can use it!

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