Email a random XKCD challenge: Please create a simple PHP application that accepts a visitor’s email address and emails them random XKCD comics every five minutes. - 06/08/2022 14:42 EDT

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: ₹1000
  • Entries Received: 3
  • Winner: Hashir672

Contest Brief

Your app should include email verification to avoid people using others’ email addresses.

XKCD image should go as an email attachment as well as inline image content.

You can visit https://c.xkcd.com/random/comic/ programmatically to return a random comic URL and then use JSON API for details https://xkcd.com/json.html

Please make sure your emails contain an unsubscribe link so a user can stop getting emails.
Since this is a simple project it must be done in core PHP including API calls, recurring emails, including attachments should happen in core PHP. Please do not use any libraries.

Apart from PHP, you can use JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Please do not use other programming languages.
For storage requirements, please stick to MySQL and/or Redis.

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Public Clarification Board

  • Hashir672
    Hashir672
    • 1 month ago

    Project completed!! https://free-comic.herokuapp.com/

    • 1 month ago
  • ankit99d
    ankit99d
    • 1 month ago

    is nodejs fine ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. sameerparmar44
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      No, Has to be done in PHP

      • 1 month ago

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