Mostly utilities that solve an immediate painpoint or frustration.
SilentZone (2013 - 2014)
SilentZone let you configure geofences and assign a ringtone to them. It helped keep our phones silent in the lecture hall, vibrating while commuting and loud at home. It was built directly as a response to a problem we were facing. SilentZone was a collaboration with the help of my friend Grant Hunter.
Wayback Machine Snapshot for the SilentZone Website in 2013
UAlberta - Engineering Chart Augmenter (2013 - 2016)
This Chrome extension added a modal pop-up when hovering over course names on the Course Calendar for the Undergraduate Engineering program at the University of Alberta.
I built it because there wasn’t a great way to cross-reference courses with their descriptions.
Sourcing the course descriptions in an automated way was fun. It involved pulling data from the university’s LDAP server.
UAlberta - ECA on the Chrome Web Store
Custom Chrome Context Menu (2021)
A Chrome Extension that gives me more search engine options when I select and right click an element.
- Phone Numbers start a search in Twilio SMS Logs
- MLS ID start a search on my favourite Real Estate Listing website
- ISBNs start a search at my local library
I have been unable to find a privacy respecting Chrome extension that accomplishes the same thing.
This is still a work in progress.