Flight notifications (e.g. notify the person picking you up when your flight is 30 mins out). Lots of tricky usability issues and we nailed it. Now a core part of FlightAware's product and a massive driver of growth.
Send a physical card with a compliment to a friend and track it as the gesture gets passed along. Built this viral tool to capture a fascinating dataset of my social network. complimentgossip.com (invite-only)
Simple visual of the huge increase in partisanship over the last two decades. I was frustrated by inaction on immigration issues in Congress and built this in a day. It struck a chord with people. Forbes profile
Overlay a random song on a video. Built in college with friends and turned out to be crazy fun. Huge week-over-week growth, it took over an entire high school in Chicago overnight. getwizzy.com
Every time I use mail merge, I get frustrated by the clunkiness and scared of the embarrasement of sending an email with a broken *|FNAME|*. This is what mail merge should looks like. demo
Newsletter featuring five new cutting-edge research and technology ideas, co-authored with an MIT researcher. Got over my hatred for designing HTML emails to give a voice to fascinating research. subscribe
Frank asks, What do you want to remember about today? Frank calls every night and records your answer. Incredible reception on launch; longtime users are always starstruck to meet Frank in person. callfrank.org
How is this storm going to affect flight delays? Built while stuck in an airport: sold to FlightAware and made a standalone product. Featured on the TODAY show, NBC News, FOX and more. MiseryMap