We have a friend with OCD and since the theme of the assignment was about mental health, we were inspired to learn more about OCD and create a solution for it.

What it does

There is a medicine calendar with reminders on when to take certain medications. Also, there is a progress tracker to see how well a person is progressing by inputting the number of compulsions a person has. Additionally, there is a contacts page, link to an OCD test, and plenty of other information regarding OCD.

How I built it

We used Balsamiq to create a rough outline of what a fully coded app would look like. Since our group had no prior coding experience, we created an app on MIT App Inventor.

Challenges I ran into

Creating a video was a difficulty so we ended up sending each other audio to be placed into an animated video.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We are proud that we learned how to expand our skills in MIT App Inventor. Our group knew basics; however, we have never created a working application such as this one.

What I learned

We learned a lot about mental health and the challenges people with OCD face in their daily lives.

What's next for Sparkler OCD App

We would like to create an actual coded and interactive version of the application in the future. This includes a discussions page, a line graph, and a working alarm.

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