I’m a 23 year old obsessed with making amazing things that people will use. I currently live in Boca Raton, Florida. There’s really nothing more exciting than building something that can make a difference in someone’s life – no matter how small that difference is.
I started programming when I was 13 making desktop based apps. I moved on to web development when I was 15. Since then, my projects have been featured in several different awesome places. I’m constantly learning new ways to accomplish different tasks and look forward to new challenges every day.
Questions? Suggestions? Wanna meet? Email me.
It’s interesting to know just how often you’re sitting on your computer wishing that you could easily send whatever you’re looking at to your mobile device.
Last year I was working on a project called Blurbii, which was a Mac, iOS and Web app that gave users the ability to do nothing more than drag and drop resources to the menu bar, and instantly receive a push notification to their iOS device with the content they sent. It never launched. Monetizing would be a nightmare. It’s such a niche product, etc.
Today though, I’m releasing Blurbii for Mac. You still drag and drop pieces of text to the menu bar icon. Instead of receiving a push notification though, you get a QR code that you scan on your mobile phone. It’s awesome because you don’t need an iPhone (even Blackberry has a QR scanner).
I’ll be improving Blurbii a bit more through the next couple of weeks. My goal is to get file sharing in there. QR Scanner will be updated to handle Blurbii displays and shy away from just being a QR scanner. There are hundreds of scanners on the App Store. I want mine to be different.
If Blurbii interests you as a project, follow me on Twitter: @raphaelcaixeta. I’d love to hear your feedback!
Download Blurbii, v1
There comes a time after you’ve done the same thing for a while that you begin to feel like you’re an expert. That’s awesome for you. A great feeling. A feeling where you feel like you’re in absolute control.
That’s also where a comfort zone is created – and although good, it can often prevent you from exploring new things. Things that you would love if tried, but you’re too scared because what you’re doing works.
Try to step out of your comfort zone once or twice. It may feel weird at first, but after you get the basics down, it may be better than what you were doing previously! If not, oh well – you were good at something before that.
Don’t ever settle for just good and stay complacent. Keep it moving until it’s perfect. And then make it even better.