This list contains a handful of projects and side hustles I've worked on over the years.
SummaryDevour is a mobile web app that helps you stick to various nutrition plans. Devour makes it easy to visualize your unique nutritional needs.
PurposeMany nutrition plans are incredibly detailed. The information is excellent but the spreadsheets and text files they provide are difficult to scan. Referencing a specific meal can be tedious and don't even bother trying on your phone. Devour solves this problem by displaying the entire plan in a filterable and easy to scan format.
Key TechnologyReact, Redux, Firebase, Ruby on Rails
StatusThis is a brand new project as of April 2017. It is also my first React/Redux project so it's a learning experience.
SummaryZenPhotos was a web-based platform for professional photographers to create and share digital albums with their clients. The photographer creates an album, uploads photos, customizes the branding, and optionally sets up password protection. Moments after they hit Publish they had a URL to share with their clients who could view the album on any device.
PurposeThe digital photo album space is filled with expensive and ugly services. ZenPhotos aimed to be a blazing fast, low cost, and easy to use competitor. Our team utilized modern technology to reduce storage and server costs (full resolution photos are huge these days). Our UI also allowed users to go from zero to published album in fewer steps than our peers.
Key TechnologyAngular 1, ASP.NET Web API, AWS S3, AWS Lambda, Varnish
StatusUnfortunately ZenPhotos had to be shut down in mid-2016. Ask me for details and we can grab a beer.
SummaryPlot Shift is a collaborative writing platform where stories evolve based on the most popular user-submitted variations to the story. One person starts the story and other people submit their own variations to the story. Everyone votes on their favorite variation and the most popular one gets "locked in." The process repeats itself until the story is finished.
PurposePlot Shift began as my undergraduate capstone project and followed me for years after. This was my first attempt at bringing a "product" to market and my first taste of product management. Plot Shift was featured on Product Hunt before it was cool.
Key TechnologyASP.NET MVC, MS SQL Server, jQuery
StatusI recently sunsetted Plot Shift in order to narrow my focus on current projects...also nobody was still using it in 2018. It lived a good life, though.
Modern Smart Home
SummaryModern Smart Home is a digital publication covering various smart home topics.
PurposeThe smart home landscape is complex and rapidly changing. There are competing standards and compatibility issues galore. Modern Smart Home aims to distill this mess of information for readers who are interested but are not extremely technical DIYers.
Key TechnologyiBeacon, Swift
StatusI've taken a break from writing since mid-2016 but the site is alive and well.