As college students taking classes online, we know how hard it can be sometimes to stay on top of work. We wanted to create a tool to help us remove distractions from our virtual workspace.
What it does
Our Chrome extension, TimeMate, blocks websites from distracting you while you study. You can enter a set time you want to work distraction-free and the names of the websites you want to block. TimeMate will prevent you from browsing these websites for the time you chose, then restores access at the end of the session.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We’re proud of actually being able to create a functional product with little experience with developing chrome extensions. Additionally, there were many times when we just felt stuck, but we continued to push through and troubleshoot, ultimately creating a product that we are very proud of.
What we learned
What's next for TimeMate
We’d like to improve the UI and add some features to customize the user’s studying experience. One idea we had was to provide statistics on the user’s most frequently-visited websites to give them insight on where they spend the most time online. Another was to have a pre-existing set of common “distractive” websites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) for the user to quickly select.