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TouchCat

By TouchDay

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Quick Intro

TouchCat is a Google Chrome extension and it combines with our NodeJS server. You can feed a cute cat in your Chrome browser. When you are working , reading magazines , or chatting with your friends, she will always be with you. Sound sweet, right?

Description

Hello hackers,

Let us introduce a cool idea: TouchCat .

TouchCat is a Google Chrome extension and it combines with our NodeJS server. You can feed a cute cat in your Chrome browser. When you are working , reading magazines , or chatting with your friends, she will always be with you. Sound sweet, right?

*Features

  • Easy and fun to play
  • Enjoy unpredictable hilarious tasks -
  • Amazing new ways to feed your cat

Let't see how can you play with her.

  • We use GitHub account to connect with you
  • Naughty cat hope you to touch her. Drag and pitch her anywhere to see how she react to you.
  • She is hungry? Drag her any files, e.g. images, to feed her.(The level of the satisfaction depends on the file size.)
  • She would like to play little games with you. Finish the assigned tasks can make her happier._
  • If you don't take care of her, she will become boring and stay in a bad mood.

Don't forget to feed her , TouchCat is just like a real cat!

TouchCat touch your heart.

*Downloads

  1. TouchCat (Google Chrome extension) : Download

    hint! After installing our google extension and login in github, I suggest you restart your browser . You will see a cute cat in your browser. And you can see our demo video to know how to play with her :)

  2. Look our Index page :Check it out

  3. Demo video : look it

*Introduction and Demo video

(If can not see ,please look it)

Judging Instructions

This application only support Google Chrome.

What they Used

socket.io,grunt,express,request,google chrome Extensions

Who

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  • (128)
  • contestant
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    Cute concept that seemingly comes from out of nowhere. Certainly does work, but not something I'm going to stick with. Nicely produced video too. Needs to do a better job of letting me know the things I can do with the cat.

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    Groupon

    Nice landing page design.

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    bonzi buddy 2.0 with heart.

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    Brandcast

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    So cute!

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    Hashrocket

    Looks great!

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    A Medicore Corporation

    Personally, not something I'd ever install in my browser, but I must say this looks extremely polished for a weekend of work.

    The index page looks great with the parallax scroll effects, great logo, nice typography, great video.

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    USP

    Loved the way you mix media, nice concept!

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    tableflip.io

    TouchCat is super cute and the promo site is slick. Being able to feed TouchCat with images is fun but pretty soon he kept bugging me to commit changes to .gitignore. I don't take version control advice from cats. Good work, regardless.

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    Extraordinary. Love it!

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    Joyent

    Sadly reminds me more of clippy the Microsoft Office assistant.

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    This was a cute idea, and worked well in my Chrome browser. It brought back many memories of leaving neko running on my old xwin machines...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neko_(computer_program)

    The security settings on this were incongruous with the idea of a cute cat--why did it need access to all of my github settings? Similarly, for Chrome it wanted access to all of my sites and browsing data. If you go forward with this idea, it'd be worth figuring out how to make it work with the the smallest request of permissions possible (ideally none).

    And this is definitely a matter of taste, but I did not find the cat very cute.

    It would be nice to add cat sounds too!

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    Joyent

    I like the idea; would like to see more cat behaviors

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    Tilde

    WAT?

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    Keychain Logistics

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    This is definitely a super creative app! Really cute and fun idea. Good job!

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    Yahoo

    This is one of the coolest things I've seen get made on a hackathon. I WANT THIS TO WIN SO BADLY!

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    Mozilla

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    GoInstant

    Super cute. Seems like something people would use. I love the idea of feeding the cat with images. Something cool about this concept; It's just kinda nice to have this cartoon cat around :) It would have been nice if the experience was a little bit smoother, with a tutorial on feeding etc. All in all great design and funny concept.

  • judge

    For light hearted appeal this is great - I can see my kids loving having TouchCat installed on their machine.

    My only complaint is that the transition between states doesn't feel smooth.

  • contestant

    Great thing, sadly I just hate cats and useless stuff :(

  • judge

    haha, great idea, very cute.

    Didn't know how to feed at first. Had to read instructions carefully to understand, cat nearly died. Perhaps if cat is hungry it could start eating the webpage on its own. Cat is a little intrusive. Could be a lot smaller. Would love for cat to interact more with webpages.

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    Fagbokforlaget V&B AS

    Great fun extension. I am sure you can do lots of interesting things with it in future. Keep it up!

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    e-conomic

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    RolePoint

    Looks like the microsoft office paperclip and tamagotchi had a baby together!

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    NinjaBlocks

    Very cool idea, impressive getting something this nice working over the weekend.

    This would be great for kids or teens.

    My niece loved it.

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    Cute concept but not very useful overall. Not your average use of realtime though!

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    CompliSpace Technology Pty Ltd

    A good novelty and fun for a while, but found her hunger too frustrating. I like it for the gimmick nature.

    I didn't think it was too innovative, but perhaps some ideas for the future:

    • The cat could be used to provide training in organisations (training is normally boring)
    • She could help the user out by integrating with a reminder to todo system
    • She could configured to 'belong' to a website and provide related links from browsing back to the home website (I can see a lot of potential in this point)
  • contestant

    Here kitty kitty kitty.

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    Pluralsight

    Hilarious and fun! Great design from the initial website all the way down to the animated cat.

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    Adobe

    cooooooooooooooot.

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    Walmart Labs

    TouchCat is dern cute, although I didn't really know how to interact with her other than following the instructions. After a few minutes of dragging the cat some files and dropping her it got a little dull. Also having it just say 'SUCCESS' after the github oauth led me to think that completeness was lacking.

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    uTest

    I like the idea, but I could not feed the cat. The icons (fish) flickered. The cat did not seam to interact a lot, mostly just jump when clicked. Not enough interaction.

    I could not figure out what websockets were used for.

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    robotaudio.com

    Love the design. Its an interesting novelty, but I don't see this as something I would use regularly. Has some bugs. It didn't show up on certain webpages. Made me a little nervous feeding it files. It opens up the possibility for them to be uploaded elsewhere.

  • contestant

    Would be nice if the cat will differ what I've fed him.

  • judge

    I never had a digital pet before, so this is my first time. Max Ogden should like this entry.

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    Tumblr

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    GitHub

    This makes me super excited! Definitely cute and a fun idea I haven't seen brought into the browser. It's awesome that you can feed it images. I do wish it said more things and ate less though ;)

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    CARFAX

    Very cute!

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    Balderdash

    I used to lament the fact that, when I'm at the office, my cats aren't able to crawl all over my computer and keep me from getting things done. Now I can have a cat in my face at all times!

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    Adparlor

    I'm a big fan of tamagochi and having this virtual pet on my chrome helping me! Guys your awesome, Please keep building more interactions like "fb notification, email notification"

  • judge

    Very cool idea and polished design. Great promotional video as well. One issue I noticed is that it kept resetting my stats and didn't seem to persist even when the browser was left open. Also I couldn't seem to get the score of my cat up no matter who much I played with it. The app really needs a simple help dialog to show what you can do like how to feed the cat. I finally figured out the feeding which was done in an innovative way!

    A few other suggestions

    1. Would be nice if the cat could live outside the browser similar to google hangouts
    2. I'd like to name my cat.
    3. More gestures like being able to scruff his/her neck.
    4. Let me configure my own quotes.
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    Pivotal Labs

    There isn't a cats category for rating, but you get 5 stars in cats!! Neat idea!

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    Motionworks Sdn Bhd

    SO CUTE!!! <3

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    I admit, this is rather amusing. I don't see much utility in it, but given that the internets love cats, you may have a winner here. Submit this thing to Reddit right away, and I'm sure you'll be at the top in no time. Cute idea and nice graphics.

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    Bugsnag

    Awwww. So cute :)

    I couldn't work out how to feed the cat though, it just kept saying it was hungry (and then that I should judge :p).

    It might also have been nice if the cat only appeared a little bit, instead of being there on every page.

  • judge

    Visual design is very polished. Lots of different interactions to try out. Hard to picture using for very long, since it takes up so much of the page. Image-feeding interaction starts to get repetitive. Interesting use of a chrome extension.

  • contestant
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    FANTASTIC. I liked TouchCat very much, I was happy to see the different kinds of interactions, and I am looking forward to seeing more!

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    Pearson

    Very fun and different. Beautiful home page. I wish he (she?) would stop asking me about dropbox though.

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    RivalIQ

    Very fun. Great video and well done.

  • judge

    More fun than my lazy irl cat.

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    Revolution Group

    Liked the idea. It's not something I would use but I can see other people using this. Reliance on gitHub and Chrome will keep people from using the app though.

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    MongoLab

    this is funny and awesome. great job!

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    Uva Wellassa University of Sri lanka

    Just an idea. You can make the cat help you with your work too. Reminding you things from your Google Calender, maybe even more smarter stuff like detecting errors, @TODO tags in github repos and reminding us to fix them, and other stuff.

    • galeyang
      contestant

      Thanks for your sharing and vote. :)

      Yes, initially our concept is having a cute pet in our browser, because people now like us spend so much time on it. We hope this cat can not only play with us, but also remind us something important, e.g. remind you to take a break after hard working for a period.

      Due to the tight timeline, we sadly can not implement all functions in time, but we can do the enhancement later.

      Again, thanks for your kindly sharing. We really love to heard how people would like to interact with the cat! :)

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    Esri

    you had me at "cat"

  • contestant

    Cool

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    Browserling

    Haha. I love this! Cat in the browser.

  • contestant

    This. Is. Adorable.

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    網上網國際數據(9x9.tv)

    I like the cat, cute and funny.

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    Netflix

    it's d**n good! hopefully I can give more stars : )

  • judge

    nice!

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    Modulus

  • judge

    Nice job! I could see people playing this game.

  • contestant

    Cool idea and lots of fun. I had a hard time working out how to feed my pet though. I worked it out once reading your team page though. I love that download size defines how much food your feeding!

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    kawaii

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    MeteorHacks

    This very well done in the sense of completeness. Very nice intro video.

    I'm not a cat guy, so I won't be using it :) Anyway try to allow users to change the colour of cat. My sister would love to have a white cat and logged in with Facebook.

    • yutin1987
      contestant

      Thanks, We will add the logged in with Facebook in the future. But we love to github, haha... because we are programmers!! then... we will consider the function that change to a white cat

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    IOKI

    I like cats :)

    • yutin1987
      contestant

      Thanks, I like cats too. Your Purrfect is also cats, and it is so funny of game. haha..

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  • contestant

    I really love this idea! I already setup the extension on my chrome browser, this cat is very cute! Hope more interaction in the future. Support you guys! :D

  • contestant

    so cute !!!!!!!!!!

  • contestant

    Fun idea! I especially like that you can drop images of fish on the cat.

    • yutin1987
      contestant

      I'm glad you will like, but that cat has a little chubby. haha..

  • contestant

    OMG you can feed her images! Yes!

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    DIY

    Pretty hilarious :). Really enjoy the animations and personality of naughty cat.

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    The Node Firm

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    Twnel

    The design is really good and it's a fun extension.

    PD: I would love to choose the appearance of my cat :D

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