We wanted to build upon our product and offer people a way to express themselves in a time of fear and isolation. Our micro-podcasting app allows people to share their stories, so we thought adding in templates to encourage sharing and connection was the most impactful thing we could do in a short time period.
What it does
Wavechat allows you to record up to 60 seconds of voice that can be turned into a mini podcasts and then shared on network, or off network on social media or privately via text.
How we built it
We utilized Firebase on top of our existing Swift app to create a new template for people to share their COVID stories.
Challenges we ran into
Given the potentially sensitive nature of the stories that we wanted people to share, we had a difficult time coming up with the categories. Eventually, we think we struck a good balance of levity and seriousness.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
An entirely new feature in a weekend!
What we learned
Hackathons are tremendously useful for spurring an idea to completion :)
What's next for Wavechat
We're going to launch this feature publicly in the next day or two!
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