Safecast is a global project working to empower people with data that is accessible and easy to understand.
Shortly after the the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on 3/11/2011, our team recognized a lack of consistent data regarding radiation levels. In response, Uncorked Studios launched RDTN.org – a site designed to collect and display aggregate radiation levels. The first version of the site launched within 72 hours. The site evolved into Safecast— a global organization that combines the efforts of a group of volunteers, as well as numerous technology and disaster experts.
Within one week Uncorked built an interface for BarBird to look at and feel like their product had been realized. After four more weeks of rapid development BarBird went live.
Are you sick of those Happy Hour spreadsheets your friends in finance all love to send around? So were the founders of BarBird. BarBird was a web-based service with a robust API-driven backend to help thirsty locals find their way to just-tweeted deals and specials. They turned to Uncorked Studios to create an iPhone app to distribute the gold from the data mine technology they’d built up. BarBird pulls Twitter streams from thousands of bars and restaurant venues to provide nightlife seekers advice, deals, and insider perspective on what’s happening nearby right now. The app created by Uncorked lists and maps current tweets to guide people to bars, pre-filtered into groups.