"Steve helped me realize my vision as an online experience. I was so lucky to have met such a qualified programmer and designer."
— Andrew McCreary, Kqool.com
Steve Schneider has built web applications for
scores of clients; some of them are listed here. In each case, he performed all technical tasks (technical
architecture, front-end and back-end development, database design, hosting/dev-ops, etc.) except where noted.
The ultimate home for The Ultimate Driving Machine
BMWMotorcycles.com, built freelance for Merkley + Partners Interactive, included
development of a completely revamped, consumer-facing website, as well as
a custom-built CMS which allowed BMW to control editorial content; model details and associated
images and video; special promotions; events; which content appeared on the homepage or as
featured models on other pages; etc. The result
was a web presence which BMW staff could manage themselves, with no need for maintenance
by either in-house developers or freelancers. Hosting for this site was handled by the client.
A super-secret place for super-secret chats
Tunnel X was the first of its kind: a consumer-oriented service enabling ultra-private, ultra-secure
communication between two people
via a single-page app (SPA) website or mobile app (iOS and Android). Before platforms such as WhatsApp
focused on privacy and security, Tunnel X provided full 256-bit encryption of all communications
between two people.
Hired as its CTO, Steve handled all technical archicture, web development, and mobile-app development
(using Apache Cordova and Adobe Phonegap). He implemented a state-of-the-art at-rest encryption scheme
messages and attachments, his implementation vetted by Dr. Yevgeniy Dodis, cryptography
professor at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Tunnel X assembled an impressive advisory board, including legal scholar Laurence Tribe of
Harvard Law School, as well as media theorist and popular-science writer Steven Johnson.
The company attracted a round of investment from Milestone Venture Partners and
A leading-edge app for trainers and clients
Kqool.com was the brainchild of NYC-area fitness guru Andrew McCreary, which
Steve built working closely with McCreary, allowed him and his fellow
trainers to assign fitness routines to clients online and monitor their progress, years before
dozens of websites and mobile apps provided this functionality. Kqool.com allowed
clients to record their workouts, food intake (including comprehensive calorie-counter
database integration), weight, and other fitness data.
The Kayak for sample sales
MyNines.com was an aggregator of online sample-sale sites (Gilt, RueLaLa,
Hautelook, etc.), the first of its kind. The founders hired Steve as their hands-on CTO. He held
responsibility for technical architecture
and hands-on development, as well as working closely with the founders
on product development.
As an aggregator of data supplied by third-party retailers, MyNines, dubbed "the Kayak for sample
sales," needed to be able to ingest product data in
real time, in a variety of data formats. This data, normalized and stored, was then
displayed on MyNines.com in searchable, sortable, filterable format. Users could also sign up for email alerts
for specific brands, categories, etc. The product data could also be fed to a variety of
third-party publishers, again in various formats.
The company secured a $750,000 round of VC funding led by Tribeca Venture Partners two days after Steve
completed the first iteration of MyNines and launched it to the public.