What it does

It monitors all outgoing SMS messages and checks them for profanity. For every profane word, it adds $1 to the "swear jar", which will then let you make a donation for the dollar amount in the swear jar to the Special Olympics.

How we built it

We used Android Studio.

Challenges we ran into

We hadn't messed with background services in Android before.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We finished the hack with plenty of time left to spare.

What we learned

In Android, services require a persistent notification to be attached to them in order to keep them running.

What's next for SwearJar

More donation options, maybe? Additional language support?

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