Voice Focused is a new partnership I’ve been invited into. We develop voice application for Alexa and Google Assistant. You can read more about us, and see what we’re building over at the Voice Focused website.
I’ve had a bunch of new projects popping up recently. Many are in development or are just demos that aren’t on display to the public. However, you can visit my GitHub to see all my current work.
Store Ratings is an app I developed for Advance Auto Parts. It will make it substantially easier for district managers to collect social media data on their stores.
Works best on Chrome and Firefox.
District Managers (DM’s) report weekly social media (Facebook, Google, and Yelp) ratings of their stores to their regional supervisors. DM’s typically oversee 12 – 16 stores, which translates to 36 – 48 social media queries a week per DM or over 1,000 queries in a region. Not all district managers are as efficient as others at obtaining this data as DM’s have widely different technological skills. Plus, it’s extremely tedious.
This tool allows for easy and rapid collection of the ratings of all stores in my region and sorts that data by district. It will also currently display the district average. It is compatible with older browsers as Advance stores use older versions of Internet Explorer. It was created using the JAM stack and is hosted through Netlify and takes heavy advantage of Netlify Functions, which means it is lightning fast and incredibly secure.
Future considerations: I’d like to consider not accounting for 0’s when calculating the averages.I would also like to move the “bugs” link over to a Netlify form.
As of this post, this tool is now serving over 300 stores through nearly 25 DM’s and is the foundation for another upcoming web application I am working on.
Assorted Gutter Themes
Nothing major here. Perhaps this should be in design instead, but since Assorted Gutter Themes is a package for Sublime Text I decided to keep it here. As of this posting, it’s had nearly 500 downloads, not too shabby for gutter-eye-candy.
talkE is a prototype chat application written in AngularJS, utilizing Google Firebase for the database, and featuring a fun and simple 80’s retro theme.
Because it is a live chat program you’ll need to use the following password (include both sets of brackets) to log in
This is pretty old by now. But since it was one of my first projects, I decided to keep it up. Plus, even though it’s absurdly ugly, I love the color scheme. The goal of talkE was to create a chat client that used three-way binding, which is something I was unfamiliar with. Fortunately, Angular makes this incredibly intuitive. Unfortunately, Angular isn’t the easiest framework to work with.
To be honest, I really disliked Angular at the start. The more I used it, the more I realized the power of Angular in developing a SPA. The two-way binding alone, is an amazing feature. I also believe that modularity is a big part of the future for technology. Angular works very well when built modularly, and that feature is something I hope that I can better learn to use in all future projects.