Gfycat's content is enticing, but how could we make it addictive, like Tinder or Facebook?
What it does
Swipe left/right on each Gfycat, and win points as you interact by browsing, uploading, or sharing. Get more points to win badges, and collect the jiffiest gifs_!
How we built it
Our web-app is built on Python-Flask, with helper methods that use Gfycat's API to interact with the platform. On the front end, JS AJAX calls interact with our Flask app.
Challenges we ran into
We came up with this after dinner; time was our greatest obstacle!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Try it; it is so addictive.
What we learned
Gifs don't behave normally on iOS!
What's next for Whiskers
We're optimizing the web-app's performance, and adding features to make this a complete Gfycat browsing experience.