This is what Web Breakz looks like when you first go to the link and arrive at the home page.
After you push the button to "judge me and my internet use" you get a timer that counts 30 minutes until your next break.
Once your break is here, the time goes to zero and you can "stop this madness."
You know the sound is playing if it is indicated on your web browser's tab, opposite side of the favicon.
You can then push the "judge" button again for another countdown.
This is what the about page looks like after you go to it through the "why am I here?" button.
Once scrolled to the bottom of the page, you find the rest of the questions/answers and there you find a button to go back to home.
We were inspired by our procrastination on doing school work due to us surfing the web. We wanted to create an app that would help us get back on track while also being fun and easy to use.
What it does
Web Breakz gives the user a countdown for 30 minutes. After those 30 minutes of productivity, the web app has a funny sound go off to alert the user of break time. You also have an about page all about being a productive human and being a part of the procrastination nation (actually it just has info about the app).
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are super proud of the countdown since it was a pain to try and figure out how to actually come up with the time counting down through the push of a button. We are also very proud of making the soud work every time since it was glitching out for a long time throughout our testing. Last thing, the aesthetic of this app looks clean, simple, and retro to keep you going through your work.
What we learned
What's next for Web Breakz
Web Breakz can be even more user-friendly by allowing the user to choose how long they want to work before they take a break. We also would like to have the sound byte be randomly chosen from an array of sound bytes on the back-end to change it up a bit so the app is more fun to use.