The fourth hackathon that I have been to, this hackathon is held at Western University. It is their third installment of the event called HackWestern III. This hackathon I have worked with new people from all over the province. Jayden Windle came from Carleton University, Taihyun Lee from the University of Toronto, Fahad Ahmad from Brock University, and me from McMaster University.
This application was inspired by people going to hackathons, events, and meetups. These people exchanges contacts for the purpose of the event but rarely get back in touch. Our answer to that problem is Uplync. Uplync keeps track of the duration of your last conversation with your peers (with the option of blocking) and reminds you the absence of conversation. If you are busy or do not know how to start a conversation, we have a function that does the typing for you, we called it the Lazy Typer function. During the hackathon demonstration, we use a simple tree diagram to determine the sentence you were going to use. There are further iterations of this function, by using AI to study data and compose better messages.
My contribution to the application was to code the interface of the application, so I have designed and picked a color palette that suits a social type of vibe. I design the logo with the VarelaRound-Regular font and designing my own user icon using Photoshop Illustrator to place a connection between 2 users.
I chose these colors because they are easy on the eyes, and know which action button to press when you need to find an action button on the interface.
I also created the deck that was used for demonstration and Devpost can be found below. There are plans to make this application downloadable through the app store. So there is a need to create a working website, intaking pre-alpha testers. The website is still in progress at the moment but the mock can be shown.
Update March 10
Created a mobile landing page using Figma, an online web application with designer tools to create and design pages for mobile applications. Using Figma, I created a landing page that consists of one call to action button to register as a beta user for Uplync.