University of Utah

University of Utah

The Opportunity

University of Utah Natural History Museum was creating a Navajo Indian exhibit and wanted to allow their visitors to have interaction with the site.  They decided on an app that would allow for their visitors to create virtual Navajo Baskets.

The Ask

The challenge was that the app had to work on multiple devices, iPads, and a giant touch screen device of 75 inches with the following functionality:
  • Multiple icons to be dragged and dropped on the canvas
  • rotate, enlarge/shrink, and move the icons
  • Send the design via email, text message and social media
Creating a different version for multiple devices was not cost-effective.  We would have needed to build the app in iOS for the iPads and then in HTML for the touchscreen.    


To overcome the issue of multi builds we decided to do the app in HTML5 with a Python backend that would be used for sending the designs to the different media sources.
    • Custom Development, Mobile Apps
Jacob Billings
During my career, I have worked in a number of different roles that have helped me understand the overall software development process. These roles include project management, senior developer, Linux administrator, technical sales consultant, and company owner. Working within these roles has given me an in-depth knowledge of best practices in software development.
I offer a strong aptitude for learning new technologies and a proven track record of meeting aggressive goals. My most notable skills include:

Software Development: I bring over 13 years of experience in developing software for multiple clients in various environments. I have a solid knowledge of PHP, Javascript, MySQL, Python, and Java.

Over my career, I have had the opportunity to work on projects for some of the most recognized brands on the planet. Brands like Marriott Hotels, Microsoft, Ashland Chemical, Capital One Credit Cards, Cadbury Schweppes, GE and more. This has given me an in-depth understanding of my client's challenges as they grow. I know how to get a company from startup to maturity with technology. My specialties are in E-commerce(specifically Magento), process automation, and security.