Umaru Chat is a chat app that I made to push my skillset further. I never made a fullstack app before and barely know about backend stuff so what I ended up doing is using BaaS (Backend as a Service) which is Firebase. I also want to try to make a React app using Typescript. Honestly, I proud that I’m able to make this app but at the same time I’m not really proud of this app because it’s my first time and obviously the code is a mess.
I don’t know the type definition for Firebase so I used
any which should be avoided when using Typescript. I don’t follow any tutorial (which I probably should), I just google stuff up if I got confused and just slapp dem code with the solution that I found from the internet.
There’s some issue with this app which is if you don’t leave the room using the quit button then the usercount for the room won’t go down. I have experienced enough pain that I don’t want to touch this app ever again.
Basic chatting feature works though, so it’s not a broken app. The reason why I chose the name Umaru Chat is because I saw Umaru-chan when I was randomly scrolling twitter and thought “aight, that’ll be my chatapp name”. As you may or may not have known, I can’t choose a good name for anything.