Jacob
Jay
Jacob Jay

Peripatetic British designer, full-stack developer and entrepreneur.
      Specialising in web application architecture and user-experience.

15 projects for Verse

Marketplace 2009

SaaS platform for small independant retailers, with a focus on curation and provenance, including product blogs and stock-control.

Types: Web; Roles: Design, Conception, Architecture; Functions: Content Management, E-commerce; Tools: CSS, Moonstalk, jQuery.

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Prototype only (the development of this project subsequently became the Moonstalk framework).

ProfileConnect Gateway API 2008

Abstract API methods from across multiple third-party prodivders into a normalised set of methods for use by clients with either intermediary gateways or end service providers.

Types: Server; Roles: Conception, Architecture, Documentation; Functions: API; Tools: Web Services.

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Proposal only.

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PictureSync Website 2007

Seperate site with service-provider/affiliate specific branding and downloads via referrer or argument.

Types: Web; Roles: Design, Development, Architecture; Functions: API; Tools: CSS, MivaScript, PowerPoint.

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PictureSync Windows Application 2006

Modernise the architecture and UI of PictureSync for a new Windows application.

Types: Desktop; Roles: Conception, Management, Support, Design, Architecture; Functions: Photo, Video, API; Tools: VisualStudio, C#.NET, Web Services.

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Shelved 1999, but remains functional.

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MediaSock Client Framework 2006

Abstraction framework for media-sharing web-services, utilising loadable modules, and a flexible properties architecture.

Types: Server; Roles: Conception, Management, Support, Sales, Architecture, Documentation; Functions: Photo, Framework, API; Tools: VisualStudio, C#.NET, HTTP, CLI, Web Services.

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‘Lumiere’ Business Plan 2005

Research and model a plan to further the development of PictureSync and aligned webapp projects.

Types: Miscellaneous; Roles: Conception, Design; Functions: Photo; Tools: PowerPoint.

Features

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Whilst this project never went forward, I self-funded the development of an alpha version of PictureSync for Windows, whilst simultanesouly developing the MediaSock Client Framework and various client projects.

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MediaSleeve API 2005

Define a specification by which online content providers such as radio streams, may provide metadata (e.g. album covers, song details) to client applications.

Types: Server; Roles: Conception, Architecture, Documentation; Functions: API; Tools: Web Services.

Features

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This was a quick preliminary specification developed for use by OnDeck, but was never further refined nor deployed.

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MediaSock Protocol 2005

Lightweight service discovery protocol and web-service API to facilitate handling a user's media assets.

Types: Server; Roles: Conception, Development, Architecture, Documentation; Functions: API; Tools: HTTP, Web Services.

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Implemented in PictureSync and by some web service providers. Building upon the process of abstractions undertaken in PictureSync, I attempted to define a specification that would be simple for both client and server developers to implement. Also see the ProfileConnect proposal for a specification that handles gateways.

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Folio Concept 2005

Product concept, branding and website for professionally-oriented photo portfolio service.

Types: Web; Roles: Design, Conception, Architecture, Photography; Functions: Photo, API, Content Management; Tools: CSS, MivaScript.

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Shelved; only design, architecture and prototypes were completed. Was to be developed in conjunction with PictureSync as desktop uploader and MediaSock as an open interoperability protocol.

Website 2004

Mac software publisher

Types: Web; Roles: Design, Development, Architecture; Functions: API; Tools: CSS, MivaScript.

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PictureSync Mac Application 2004

Batch upload annotated images to web services

Types: Desktop; Roles: Conception, Management, Support, Sales, Marketing, Development, Documentation, Design, Architecture; Functions: Photo, Video, API; Tools: AppleScript, CLI, FTP, HTTP, Metadata, Web Services, Xcode.

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Shelved 1999, but remains functional.

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Branding 2004

For an online identity services platform.

Types: Brand; Roles: Design; Functions: Tools: Illustrator.

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Branding 2004

Mac software ISV

Types: Brand; Roles: Design; Functions: Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator.

Features

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For an analysis of elements, and an earlier version see the blog

Branding and Stationery 2003

Types: Brand; Roles: Design; Functions: Tools: Illustrator, InDesign.

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OnDeck Mac Application 2003

View iTunes track artwork and upload to a website

Types: Desktop; Roles: Conception, Management, Support, Development, Documentation, Design, Architecture; Functions: Music, Photo; Tools: AppleScript, CLI, FTP, HTTP, Metadata, Web Services, Xcode.

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Retired 2007, but remains functional.

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