Jacksonville Jaguars: Gameday Shield

In early 2013, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced a comprehensive rebranding campaign that included a refresh of the team’s logo, which had not been revised since the team’s inception in 1995. A new secondary logo was also announced, initially described as a “patch” design meant to honor Jacksonville’s military heritage. Shortly after the announcement, a passionate team fan named Andy approached Patrick Duffy and I...

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PointsAway: Big Savings • Better Travel

PointsAway: Big Savings • Better Travel

At PointsAway, I help readers learn how to use frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty programs to turn their travel dreams into reality. Readers are encouraged to submit trips that are used as the basis for articles explaining step by step what frequent flyer, hotel or bank reward programs can be used most effectively to drive the price for travel down to $0. PointsAway was started in July 2013 and is aggressively attracting new readership by...

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PowerUp Poker

PowerUp Poker

What happens when 8-bit PowerUps are added to Texas Hold ‘Em? The world’s most popular card game levels up. PowerUp Poker puts a new twist on the world’s most popular card game in the form of two dozen different PowerUps that can turn tables and change fortunes. PowerUp Poker adds a new layer of fun and intrigue to a game that pretty much everyone understands, bridging the gap between tabletop and new era card game enthusiasts...

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Pharm-EZ

Pharm-EZ

I worked with Pharm-EZ from its inception in August 2010 until its acquisition in October 2014. Introduced to the founder of this project – an ophthalmologist in Central Florida – by a former professor at the Crummer School of Business, I was asked to help make a unique dream a reality. The founder devised an innovative concept of rewarding patients with chronic conditions like diabetes for making positive lifestyle choices that allow their...

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Made in Duval

Made in Duval

In early 2012, Patrick Duffy and myself founded Made in Duval, a new venture dedicated to spurring a resurgence in domestic manufacturing in Jacksonville, Fla.  Made in Duval was founded with the intent to bring Trubador, a hands-free iPad case we developed, into production. Trubador is discussed in greater detail here. Our goal was to design and fabricate great products in a variety of categories, strategically investing in equipment that...

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The Industry Magazine

The Industry Magazine

The present is gaming’s golden age. Never before have gamers had access to so many interactive experiences, new and old, on a wider variety of platforms, through a more convenient collection of distribution channels. The playing field has never been as level for independent developers, and gaming’s heavyweights have never been able to offer experiences so extraordinary in scope and quality. There are so many compelling stories to be...

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MegatonApps: iOS Design & Development

MegatonApps: iOS Design & Development

I’m the co-founder and President of MegatonApps, a mobile design studio dedicated to creating meaningful mobile experiences for iOS platforms.  Since its inception, MegatonApps helped demonstrate the potential of mobile applications to some of the biggest names in entertainment, sports, hospitality, food/beverage, fashion, digital media and more.  At MegatonApps, I worked on a variety of projects; a few are showcased below: The...

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MegatonApps: Disney App Concept

MegatonApps: Disney App Concept

Shortly after we founded MegatonApps, Sean O’Neill and I thought it would be a good exercise to set our minds to an imaginary project based on something we both loved in order to start the creative juices flowing for what projects we might work on in the future.  We decided to take a crack at what the perfect mobile application for Disney Parks should look like, focusing on Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom in...

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MegatonApps: Gameday App Proposal

MegatonApps: Gameday App Proposal

In April 2011, I approached the Jacksonville Jaguars with a mobile app concept dedicated to improving the game day experience for fans at EverBank Field.  The app was broken down into six key categories: — Gameday: This would include the gameday schedule, including details regarding the national anthem and flyover, halftime show, special notes such as the featured military veteran of the day and other periphery information distributed in...

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Downtown Jacksonville: iPad-Powered Kiosks for Urban Landscapes

Downtown Jacksonville: iPad-Powered Kiosks for Urban Landscapes

In August of 2010, I shared a concept with Downtown Vision, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida for a new fleet of iPad-powered kiosks to be deployed in businesses throughout the downtown area.  These kiosks would combine the unparalleled ease of use of Apple’s iPad with a custom app experience designed to make finding the best parts of life downtown a little easier.  Visitors would be able to access live transit schedules and maps for the...

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MegatonApps: EasyMinder for iPhone

MegatonApps: EasyMinder for iPhone

The second major project developed by MegatonApps, EasyMinder initially launched in the fall of 2010 and represented a breakthrough for location-based mobile applications. EasyMinder was a contracted project developed for an individual entrepreneur, who chose to remove the application from sale some time after its initial release, when it was promoted by Apple as a “New and Noteworthy” productivity app. With EasyMinder, users could...

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MegatonApps: Multitaskers for iPad

MegatonApps: Multitaskers for iPad

Originally released in June 2010 after completing development in the Spring, Multitaskers was one of the first apps released on the App Store and remains one of the few of its kind today.  The app restores several critical features found on the iPhone that did not appear natively on iPad, such as a calculator, weather, to-do list, timer, stopwatch and more.  In total, Multitaskers includes eight “Taskers”, each of which fill an...

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The Trubador Project

The Trubador Project

I came up with the idea for Trubador originally at PAX East, a conference in Boston.  Watching musician Jonathan Coulton wield a giant, custom-made music box on stage, I thought back to Apple’s Garageband app for iPad, which I had been testing out earlier that day.  A thought occurred: musicians needed a way to use the great new software instruments coming out for iPad in a performance environment. After assembling an extraordinarily...

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Fun With Football: Jacksonville Jaguars

Fun With Football: Jacksonville Jaguars

I’m a big fan of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. As a captain for Team Teal, a ticket-selling booster club for the team, as well as a season ticket holder, I do my best to stay on top of the latest updates for my beloved team in between working on other projects. I often provide commentary about the team, which has helped foster the development of my social network in Jacksonville, both online and off. As a tight-knit small market,...

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UNF Honors Program

UNF Honors Program

In 2007, I served as Student Director for the University of North Florida Honors Program. Working with the Honors Student Union (HSU) – a group of a half-dozen Honors students– as well as the faculty and staff of the program, I developed that year’s freshmen orientation. Honors Orientation was a weeklong event including service learning and team building activities, as well as a variety of events crafted to showcase the core values of...

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Jetpack Industries: Up, Up and Away

Jetpack Industries: Up, Up and Away

Jetpack Industries is the new face of MegatonApps, the company led by myself and Sean O’Neill. In its previous iteration as MegatonApps, we focused exclusively on mobile app design and development. Jetpack Industries expands on that foundation while returning to our roots as content creators. Jetpack Industries will launch a number of content initiatives in 2013 and beyond, beginning with a new bimonthly digital magazine called The...

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