For many developers, Wikipedia is our go-to when learning new conceptual information. It allows easy previewing of Wikipedia information on a topic on the-fly. You don't even have to open a new tab, instead it displays an easy hover-able tool tip with the Wikipage abstract and a helpful jpg to go with it.
We thought this useful feature could also save you time even when you're not on Wikipedia, and will let you learn new topics you normally wouldn't bother to open a browser and scroll a webpage for, without changing anything about your workflow.
Take Wikipedia preview with you wherever you browse!
Hover, read, and learn, with our just-in-time Wikipedia extension.
What it does
It displays Wikipedia information on places, people, and things of your interest in your browser.
How we built it
With love, JS, Python, and a sprinkle of Google Cloud Natural Language Processing API. Some last minute full stack development.
See our thorough documentation linked below!
Challenges we ran into
The Chrome extension API does not readily support accessing window/document elements, but we overcame this issue by leveraging CSS functionality.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Teamwork and Collaboration of all members
What we learned
What's next for WikiWiz!
A website for getting this out to the public. Publishing for real on Chrome Extension Market.
We were unfortunately unable to complete the project this hackathon, but will pursue its completion and open source availability in the following weeks.