I’m your technical blog content provider, Ben Caulfield – and this site serves as an ongoing development blog and corporate HQ. My programming background goes back 10 years when I got out of school in at the very height of the late nineties dot-com craze. Armed with a degree in history and a blitzkrieg MCSE certification (for NT 4.0) I got into software. I have been developing since. Over the years I’ve worked on a wide variety of projects, with a focus on data driven design and interface development.
Drink maestro is cocktail menu application built in flash and django, it works much like an advanced search where you add ingredient filters and gather results based on those inputs. An android app is planned just as soon and Android 2.2 and Air for Android become available. The project itself began as an idea for an iPhone app through the flash iPhone packager until the terms of service changed.
Weathertronic.com provides weather, forecast and radar information for 436 US cities. The idea behind the project was to build a site based on National Weather Service xml feeds and present a superior user interface to what was available on weather.com, accuweather, etc.. The project was built on the google app engine.