OddBird

Custom Web Software

Do you have a web application you want to build? OddBird provides extensive experience in product development, branding, application design, and user testing — with a strong commitment to well-tested, carefully architected, documented, and maintainable code. All our applications are built with open-web technology, for responsive accessibility across devices, browsers, and user (dis)abilities.

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Live Client Projects

Quarq Race Intelligence

Real-Time Race Analytics

for SRAM [2015-2016]

Quarq Race Intelligence captures and interprets race performance and state-of-play information, and delivers that data in real time to spectators, commentators, race officials, third-party analysis software and visualization tools. Integrating with Quarq’s telemetry and reporting hardware, the app shows racers’ positions, direction, speed, heart-rate, and a number of other statistics in real time. Our mobile-optimized web interface has been used for bicycle races, triathlons, and non-competitive events, including regular IronMan and Enduro races.

QuarqNet

Real-Time Telemetry for Athletes

for SRAM [2015-2016]

QuarqNet allows athletes to track and analyze their activities, sharing their location and statistics with friends, family, coaches, and colleagues in real time. QuarqNet also integrates with Quarq’s telemetry and reporting hardware, and third-party services like Strava, Training Peaks, Dropbox, and Today’s Plan.

CoachHub

Integrated Health Coaching

for ORCAS [2014-2016]

Our mobile coaching platform for ORCAS integrates with their suite of self-management tools, as well as other vetted third-party apps — providing users with anywhere, anytime access to varying levels of support via video chat, in-app messaging, public Q&A, webinars, and support groups. Users browse coaches, send messages, request appointments, post questions, and grant permissions for coaches to view their progress. Coaches create a profile, manage daily tasks, make appointments, post answers to questions, view user progress, and set alerts for relapse prevention and escalation of care. The product is currently being used by the US Military and Coast Guard as an employee health benefit.

MozTrap (source code)

Ditributed Quality Assurance Tools

for Mozilla [2011-2012]

Mozilla's next-generation test case management system, MozTrap manages extensive test suites for all of Mozilla's software products (including Firefox, Thunderbird, Firefox OS, and others), and allows community testers from around the world to run tests on their system and report results back to Mozilla, which MozTrap aggregates into reports for product managers. MozTrap also includes a RESTful JSON API to allow automated tools to run tests and report results.

Master Lookup Table (source code)

Parcel Mapping for Urban Development

for The Providence Plan [2011]

With custom interactive in-browser maps, MLT streamlines the Providence Plan staff's task of mapping street addresses to deeded land parcels. In addition to allowing batch imports of large numbers of addresses from CSV files recording user-selected associations between addresses and parcels, MLT records an audit trail of all data changes and allows one-click rollback of any change. We worked closely with ProvPlan staff to ensure the tool was easy to understand, efficient, beautiful, and a pleasure to work with. MLT also includes a RESTful JSON API for querying address mapping data.

The OddBird Process is...

  1. Lean & Agile

    We use a lean and agile process to deploy & integrate new functionality frequently, aiming to deliver usable product launches as early and often as possible.

  2. Transparent & Interactive

    We encourage clients to stay closely connected with the daily progress, offering frequent feedback and re-prioritization via Pivotal Tracker.

  3. Accessible & Responsive

    We use the accessible open web stack: semantic HTML5, unobtrusive JavaScript, and advanced CSS — backed by Python & Django on the server.

We have partnered with

  • Educators
  • Hipaa-compliant wellness providers
  • Non-profits and community organizations
  • Professional gear manufacturers
  • E-commerce startups
  • Software companies
  • Urbarn planners
  • Data analysts
  • Theaters, writers, and other artists

We provide

  • Custom web software design and development
  • Web best-practice, code architecture, and team process development
  • Marketing and crowdfunding consultation
  • Content strategy and information architecture
  • User testing and continuous integration
  • Responsive design and development
  • User experience and interface design
  • Automated, living style guides
  • Brand design and documentation

Other Client Work

Streams Resource Library

Curration Tools for Teachers

for Junyo [2013-2014]

We worked with Junyo to develop an early version of their Streams Resource Library — a community-currated directory of teaching materials. Teachers can collect and access all of their open and licensed digital resources in one library. Search by curriculum, student need, use case, content efficacy, users’ rankings, standards, and other criteria, to create custom learning streams. OddBird built the initial curation and search tools used to populate, annotate, and sort resources. This software has changed substantially since we worked on it.

Portfoliyo (source code)

Real-Time Communication for Parents, Teachers, and Students

for The K Network [2012-2013]

This software is no longer in use.

Craftisan

for Craftisan [2010-2011]

This software is no longer in use.

The Steel Wheels

for The Steel Wheels [2010]

This software has changed substantially since we worked on it.

The Carrot Project

for Jake de Grazia [2009-2010]

This software is no longer in use.

Let’s Build Something Together!

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