As students, we all understand the difficulties of waking up for those early morning classes and just how easy it is to turn off the alarm and go back to sleep; thus missing those early morning starts.
What it does
Solaris is a web application that makes the act of waking up in the morning a more pleasant and fun experience. With this site, users will set the wakeup time in the same manner as any other clock app but this time, when the alarm goes off, they must beat a snake game in order to turn off the alarm noise. By taking the normally grueling activity of waking up and making it a more enjoyable experience, Solaris functions as a more effective alarm app that allows users to be more successful with waking up on time.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
There were quite a few challenges we ran into involving the creation of the home page. At first, we were rusty with using React, and thus it took some time to get used to the working environment once again, such as creating the dynamic clock and alarm clock. Other challenges included figuring out Git and text editors for someone who is new to the working environment.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are quite proud of what we accomplished, learning more and becoming familiar with web-design. We came into this event lacking knowledge in certain fields, but definitely left stronger!
What we learned
We learned quite a lot about React and other web-development technologies and techniques. Despite facing some issues, we were able to tackle them and learn from them at the same time.
What's next for Solaris
Next up would be creating our own implementation of the snake game. We are very grateful for Steven Lambert for providing an open-source and license-free snake game, creating our own would greatly improve our user-interface and experience. We hope to continue to work on this project in the future and add many more features!