We love creating tech tools to help people do business better. Check out some of the efforts underway by the creative people of Excella.
Excella Retro, developed by Excellians Doguhan Uluca and Kevin Groat, is an app that makes it convenient for a facilitator to hold retrospectives with team members, whether they are remote or present in the room. Retro is a real-time app that negates the need of an additional screen sharing software. Its mobile first and sign-up free design allows for anonymous gathering of feedback from any team member with a smartphone, tablet or computer. All members can participate in a dot voting exercise to prioritize items that needs improvement and observe action items being created based on the team’s conversation
OpenCabinet is a prototype web application that allows users to create a virtual medicine cabinet to help them and their family keep up with the medicines they are taking and become informed if any of them interact with one another in potentially harmful ways. OpenCabinet uses an open-source Application Program Interface (API) from openFDA to retrieve public FDA drug information.
TravelGreen is a web application created by Excellian David Garber for Earth Day 2015 that lets Uber customers easily offset their carbon emissions.
Leveraging the Uber API, TravelGreen uses a customer’s total distance traveled with Uber to calculate the approximate carbon created from those trips. Next, TravelGreen calculates the cost to offset those emissions and provides a means to collect the donation. 100% of TravelGreen donations go to CarbonFund.org, a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to purchase verified carbon offset credits.
Excella Face-Off, developed by Excellians Emmanuel Apau and Sean Lewis, is an open source Python/Django web app that allows company employees to familiarize themselves with their colleagues by matching Yammer profile pictures to names. It is a fun and useful game for growing companies like Excella to create new ways for employees to interact with each other.
fedtechjobber is an application created by Craig Schneider that lets you search the USAJOBS API for federal tech job postings.
fedtechjobber is a simple command line Ruby program that queries the USAJOBS API for open tech federal job postings, then generates and emails an HTML report with available job data along with any available agency information. Users can search postings using the following (optional) search criteria: job title, minimum salary, state, country, minimum grade, and keywords.