Inspiration

I wanted to create an easier way for people to access the internet and interact with their desktop devices from afar.

What it does

It's a mobile app that allows a user to control their web browser on their laptop/desktop in nearly every way they can imagine, from scrolling up and down, switching tabs, and going back/forth through history to advanced features such as refreshing the page, navigating and clicking on links, and even "turning off" and "turning on" the browser.

How I built it

I built the mobile app using React Native and Expo while testing on my Google Pixel. The backend was written in Python with Selenium for the browser controls and a server that served websockets to facilitate communication between the two devices.

Challenges I ran into

Positioning things for the front end was hard and reminded me I don't want to be a front end developer. Besides that, getting back into React Native and creating an API to communicate with the back end took some design thinking.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Built alone in < 24 hours. The design also isn't too bad which is nice.

What I learned

Learned about CSS rules/flexbox and more advanced React Native stuff. Oh, and turns out hacking without a team isn't so bad.

What's next for Webmote

I'm going to keep building on this idea and expanding the feature set/ease of distribution. I believe there should be greater connectivity between our devices.

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