The following are the more formal side-projects Iʼve been part of, either solo, or as a collaboration.
The Dowser app recognizes and solves a simple problem: Canadian distributors of spirits are few, difficult to find, and have notoriously limited opening hours. Dowser helps its users find the closest SAQ, LCBO, Beer Store (Quebec and Ontario only for now) and let's the user know how much time they have to visit the store.
I built the back-end API which gathers and normalizes location based data. As store hours change, or new store locations become available, the app can dynamically adjust its inventory.
This has been a fun collaboration with Geoffrey Weeks, who tackles conceptualisation & iOS development, as we challenge the norm on what should be a great user experience for location-based apps.
This independent cafe wanted a clean, simple, high impact website; something that broke out of the cookie cutter template. I set out to make that a reality.
When I was approached about supporting a nonprofit organization in need of a web presence, I gladly accepted. I had been looking for a way to give back, while still using my web skills, and this was a great fit.
In short, Recycle Montreal is a non-profit that collects empty cans, and bottles, turning over 100% of the proceeds to cancer-research. All members donate their time and cover all expenses to ensure not a cent of the contributions are lost.
When Plank heard of my involvement, they graciously donated a new design to give RecycleMTL a much-needed boost. Although not normally my primary role, I tackled all CSS and front-end development for this site, taking it from PSDs to a fully-responsive web design.