Inspiration

When having a heated disagreement with your partner, a family member, or even a friend, the conversation can often go south and devolve into arguing. Voices are raised, and sentences get interrupted. People may feel like they aren’t being heard by the receiving end, and aren’t able to get their point across- resulting in more frustration for both parties. With TextTurn, users are able to connect with each other in chat and communicate with one major rule: wait your turn. When someone is typing and sending messages, the other person must wait until either their turn has ended, with a base time of 60 seconds, or until they manually end their turn with the click of a button. This can help people stay on topic, and most importantly, allow them to be heard without interruption.

What it does

This project creates a local host server that has a chat box that 2 people can communicate in.

How we built it

We used Python Flask-Socketio to create the local server that hosts the chat-box. We also used HTML/CSS/Javascript for the design of the webpages.

Challenges we ran into

A big issue we ran into was trying to create a server that people can use as a chat-box. Initially, we had trouble getting people connected, and seeing the messages show up on both windows.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We're proud that we actually created a project that is functional as first-time hackathon participants.

What we learned

How to create a server with Python Flask-Socketio, and how to stylize a webpage with HTML/CSS/Javascript.

What's next for TextTurn

Our next goal is to get this project from a local server to an actual server (like Google Cloud Platform). We also envision TextTurn using some sort of sentiment-analysis API to analyze how positive or negative the conversation between the users is.

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