my career and stuff
At any time, millions of people surf the web alone. Unlike places in the real world, the web doesn't enable people to interact as they move through it. YouMob taps social passions and gives people a way to communicate and vent their feelings anywhere on the web.
During the 2007 congressional hearings of U.S. General Petraeus, the C-SPAN coverage of the event was mobbed, with passionate comments and barbs shared. Other sites have been mobbed by thousands as well.
YouMob implements unique and useful features. It provides implicit customization of mob listings, a powerful friending system, and beacons - lightweight widgets that promote mobs all around the web.
YouMob has had over 4.5 million views. It is currently most popular in southern Asia, where it ranks in the Alexa top 1000 in India and Pakistan.
Through YouMob and other web projects, Rob and I developed an efficient workflow for designing and building powerful database-backed web applications and UIs.
After finishing YouMob, I built and released Popnoggin, a neat new product for kids.