Inspiration

WWWorld's inspiration came from the possibilities of video, twilio's sync api, and the power of iconographic reactions to create an engaging and immersive user experience. Our inspiration drew from sources such as Periscope's live viewing feature and Facebook Live's reaction series (love, wow, haha, sad, angry) in the creation of WWWorld, a Chrome Extension.

What it does

WWWorld is a chrome extension that allows users to react to the same video in real time. It utilizes Twilio's Sync API to synchronize video play time between users. Users can then express reactions playfully and intuitively as the video plays with WWWorld's emoji's.

How we built it

WWWorld was built with rapid prototyping using Sketch App and Adobe Illustrator, and was then further implemented on the Front-End using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The Front-End is supported by the Twilio Sync Javascript SDK for syncing live video and live reactions. Authentication is handled by a node backend issuing JWT tokens.

Challenges we ran into

Synchronizing video Having no network is not great for a real-time networking application. Having no power is not great for a real-time networking application that needs a network.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Enabling synchronization of video

What we learned

Twilio Sync API

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