This site was originally built in 24 hours by myself and three friends (Jon Buda, Matt Puchlerz and Mike Laurence) from November 7th-8th as a Hackathon submission at Social Dev Camp, Chicago. The idea for it came when Jon went searching for a hotkey he couldn't remember. The sites he came across were infested with Google Ads everywhere, and the content was buried deep within completely unusuable pages. Shortcts.in attempts to solve that problem by focusing solely on the experience. It's still a work-in-progress, and remains the most fun product I've worked on to-date.
This site was my very first foray into Ruby on Rails. It started as a side-project, and turned into a completely new revenue stream for my employer, simply based on how quickly I, and this application were able to respond to our user's needs.
The application itself has one purpose: facilitate the conversion of handwritten data on scanned cards into keystroked, and searchable data for our client's salesforce to use as leads for new business. It started as a simple, single-table application for one "campaign" and then blossomed from there to accommodate related campaigns, multiple users handling the data entry, and importing the scanned images to maintain a connection between the data entered, and the original, handwritten data.
This site was pitched to our client as a Highrise-esque lead management tool. This would be the application that would display the leads that were entered from the Data Entry system mentioned above.
While it was never actually built, the site design served as a great talking point for my employer's vision and capabilities. This site's focus was on streamlining and documenting the communication that happens around a particular lead, adopting an "inbox" and "to-do list" metaphors throughout.