The current COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have faced before as a global community. Responses from governments around the world, combined with the collective spirit of people practicing social isolation in efforts to “flatten the curve,” could help bring us closer to ending the outbreak. However, finding essential updates and data while avoiding misinformation can be a unique challenge in our constantly connected world. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday was created by a developer who wanted to provide a solution to this problem via a single platform: Cov19.xyz.
Cov19.xyz is a coronavirus tracking project created by Martin Pham, the CTO of an Italian digital marketing and web agency with over 12 years of experience in the software industry. Martin is based in one of the countries hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak, and the sudden upheaval inspired him to create Cov19.xyz. As he explains, “We’re under nationwide lockdown for 10 days. Our life was changed completely in just 3 weeks. I was trying to get updated information about the outbreak. But I got a lot of fake news, wrong information, and slow-updated data. So I tried to make my own dashboard.”
The Cov19.xyz dashboard Martin developed aims to give a comprehensive snapshot of the current status of COVID-19 on a global scale, including statistics like number of cases and number of recoveries. Martin lists the World Health Organization, the Italian Civil Protection Department, and Johns Hopkins University as examples of the sources he used for the data on Cov19.xyz. Country-specific data sourced by Cov19.xyz shows more details on numbers around the world, and the timeline comparison graph visualizes the sourced data to create an assessment of how far along each country is in leveling off the virus’ impact.
Further statistical information also sourced by Cov19.xyz includes age and sex ratio in confirmed cases and transmission estimates. Data like this can be difficult to interpret, so Cov19.xyz intends to provide it in a way that allows site visitors to visualize it effectively. Creator Martin Pham aims to compile this data in a responsible manner in order to achieve that goal. “I want to update the current situation to everyone, in every country,” Martin says. “And I also want to share trusted information from WHO, universities, and experts to help people protect themselves and their family.”
Staying updated on information about COVID-19 is only part of the battle in curbing its spread worldwide. Cov19.xyz curates information on commonly reported symptoms, incubation period information reported by WHO, Hubei Province local government, and JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association), as well as guides from WHO on how to protect yourself and use a mask.
It’s likely that, by the time you are reading this, your employer acted to adjust daily work routines to accommodate for self-isolation practices and to comply with ordinances that limit interaction with the outside world. Being that Italy was one of the first countries to feel the significant impact COVID-19 has on work-life, Martin has a unique perspective on what it is like to work during the outbreak. His experience may sound familiar to many of our readers, just as it did to many of us here at XYZ. “Here in Italy, many technology companies including us are doing ‘Smart working.’ We encourage working remotely from home for this time, doing meetings via video calls. Especially people with symptoms.”
Some businesses were already running with fully remote workforces, but quarantine efforts are adding additional challenges for all. Still, many are staying positive about the humanitarian side of these drastic measures, like Martin: “Saying it’s good is a lie, but we haven’t faced any big problems yet. The only problem for me is we also have kids at home (schools are closed.) So sometimes my calls get distracted with kids laughing (or even fighting.) Other countries have proven lockdown really reduced infected cases, and therefore decreased pressure to hospitals. In the end, our grandparents had to stay on the fields to fight during the wars, and we just need to stay at home. Of course, we can do it.”
We asked Martin what motivated him to choose a .xyz domain to create his COVID-19 dashboard, and we were inspired by his use of .xyz to echo the goals he has for the platform itself. “I chose .xyz as the first idea since they are the last letters (in the alphabet), meaning it always has the latest information for people. And it’s also a cool extension…”
In challenging times such as these, we’re proud that we can find encouragement and hope from inspiring .xyz community members like Martin. If you would like to show your appreciation to Martin for creating Cov19.xyz, be sure to send him a donation in thanks for his work.
On behalf of the entire XYZ team, we wish you and your loved ones health and safety as we take on COVID-19 together.
Today’s highly competitive global business landscape means companies are often looking for an edge. One key method businesses can use to gain separation from their competitors is by improving talent acquisition and adding development training for their existing workforce. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday offers a robust platform that aims to provide top of the line personal development for companies around the world: ImpactCoaching.xyz.
Founded in 2011 by TTI, ICF, and Association of Coaches certified advisor Barry M George, ImpactCoaching.xyz is a business coaching platform that integrates with an organization’s existing HR platform to deploy a full fleet of personal development programs for their employees. The core teaching principles of ImpactCoaching.xyz are built on Barry’s 30-year career as a veteran in executive leadership for multiple Global 100 companies located in business hubs like the U.S., Taiwan, and Germany. Barry has leveraged the knowledge he gained from his global network of senior executives and industry leaders to create a platform that helps accelerate the personal and professional growth of ImpactCoaching.xyz’s clients.
Through ImpactCoaching.xyz’s service, companies can utilize Barry’s web-based CoachSimple system, which is offered in 109 languages and has adopters in over 130 countries. Once the CoachSimple service is linked with an organization’s HR and leadership departments, the company is assigned qualified coaches that work on an individual level with their employees. This tailored training is made to help each employee unlock their professional goals by training them in areas like teamwork, performance, executive leadership, and career acceleration.
If you’re interested in trying the CoachSimple system for your organization, you can start by simply creating a partnership between your current HR platform and ImpactCoaching.xyz. This integration will allow you to access assessments which deconstruct personality types, then utilize the job benchmarking tool to create a profile of the ideal personality type you should be searching for when evaluating candidates to join your team. Your organization will also gain access to the “People Analytics” tool, which aims to help managers make hiring decisions based on factors like management and communication style, level of need for recognition, and even trustability.
ImpactCoaching.xyz also promotes its service as a way to help companies train current employees. Their executive leadership training is made to help prepare workers for senior-level positions and career advancement within the company. Their platform’s ability to help design roles for current employees that match their strengths and allow them to flourish could be a benefit to your organization as well.
The comprehensive approach to workforce training and talent evaluation that ImpactCoaching.xyz’s service provides has helped them become a leader in the professional development industry. ImpactCoaching.xyz lists renowned companies like Amazon, Yahoo, Ericsson, and Xterra among its clientele, and has been recognized as a member of the exclusive Forbes Coaches Council.
If you want to try out ImpactCoaching.xyz’s methods for your company, you can contact their team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also stay up to date with them on social media through Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Throughout our #WebsiteWednesday series in March, we will be taking a look at members of the .xyz community of adopters who have made it their mission to help others continue to learn and grow in their careers. If you’re a web developer or hopeful future dev looking to bolster your skills and add a few new tricks to your arsenal, then you’ll want to take a bite out of our #WebsiteWednesday subject this week: Bytesized.xyz.
Bytesized.xyz seeks to bring a more inclusive approach to developer education online through free informational blog posts, tutorials, and even IRL conferences. The service was founded in 2017 by an experienced dev known in coding circles as @signalnerve (or simply Kristian) who first began sharing his knowledge on coding via his YouTube channel in 2013.
Kristian has since grown his Bytesized.xyz coder education network to include thousands of followers on YouTube and Twitter. 2018 marked the first-ever Byteconf event, a free developer conference series organized under the Bytesized.xyz banner. The event debuted on Twitch to an audience of nearly a thousand viewers worldwide. Byteconf events are now held both in-person and online, and are free for all to attend. Participants simply require a device and an internet connection to take part.
Following the success of Byteconf, Kristian grew the offerings on Bytesized.xyz to include guest posts from other respected coders. Bytesized.xyz’s blog post topics range from programming tool recommendations and reviews to guides for getting started in new languages and even career advice for young devs looking to make their way in the competitive coding industry.
The site also features a weekly newsletter, which covers software development news along with information on upcoming Byteconf events. You can also enter the Bytesized.xyz monthly giveaway, which offers free web dev courses and software to Bytesized.xyz fans and members of the developer community. This month, Bytesized.xyz is giving away a course valued at $180 completely free to one lucky Bytesized.xyz fan.
Whether you are an experienced developer looking to round out your skillset or a relatively new dev looking to bolster your abilities, the Bytesized.xyz community is set up with the aim to help you reach your coding goals. If you’re interested in attending a Byteconf event or would like to get regular news on Bytesized.xyz, be sure to subscribe to their newsletter to stay in the loop.
Once you’ve honed your coding skills with tutorials and advice from Bytesized.xyz and you’re ready to launch your own special project online, follow Kristian’s lead and do it with your own .xyz domain!
Personal development is becoming increasingly more important in the lives of adults today. After the years of formal education are over, many adults are interested in further developing their talents, building their human capital, and enhancing their quality of life. In today’s modern world, smart entrepreneurs in almost every industry are using technology to improve their products and services. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, WeAre.xyz, proves that the personal development arena is no exception to technology’s influence.
Santa Monica-based personal development organization WeAre.xyz utilizes technology to help its community members expand their potential and consciousness. WeAre.xyz uses a unique gamifying approach to personal development with the use of augmented reality, virtual reality, and a mobile app. By helping to connect its members to their core life purpose and align their relationships and key-value exchange opportunities, WeAre.xyz hopes to yield a positive Ripple of Impact (ROI) worldwide.
WeAre.xyz reaches its members in various ways. If you love to travel, dive into one of their immersive events, like their most recent retreat to an eco-resort in Costa Rica. At the retreat, attendees played the IAMWEARE Reality Game, which led each participant on their own cinematic hero’s journey. By using a combination of augmented reality and virtual reality, the attendees were led through various realms of inner-development. They also attended workshops taught by experts on sustainability, human development, transformative business culture, relationships, and community.
If you’re looking for something a bit closer to home, WeAre.xyz also offers corporate and organizational events. These events employ a gaming experience designed for team building, aligned skills and values development, and evolved leadership frameworks. Activities are also available in private at your home by personal request.
WeAre.xyz is also creating a gamified self-actualization app for those interested in an on-the-go solution to personal development. The app acts as a personal life coach, social network, and value exchange marketplace. The digital platform is designed to increase and enhance personal discovery and growth, human potential development, meaningful social connections, core human value exchanges, and distributed life learning.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often regarded as one of the tech industry’s greatest achievements and continues to have a growing impact on various other industries. In fact, enterprise usage of AI has grown 270% over the past four years, according to a Gartner study. The revolutionary new technology is making its way into everything from customer service and logistics to medicine and agriculture. Our #WebsiteWednesday this week, Percipio.xyz, is on the cutting edge of AI platform innovation, and its futuristic products have earned the company support from numerous industry leaders.
Percipio.xyz is your destination for all things surrounding Percipio, a line of 3D cameras designed to bring AI solutions to various industries. While traditional cameras can only capture images in two dimensions, Percipio cameras utilize their built-in high-speed computing chips to capture the whole environment around them. This enables the camera to use machine learning, or AI, to actually perceive the world it is inhabiting. In practice, 3D cameras like Percipio can help monitor crowds and maintain their safety of movement, sort and transport packages in warehouses, and even reconstruct entire rooms in using 3D modeling.
Owners of a Percipio 3D camera can unlock the AI-enhanced features of the product and apply them to their needs through the Percipio Viewer. This software is designed to display what the camera is seeing to the user, thus allowing them to observe their surroundings in the same three dimensions as their Percipio device.
When a company is creating innovative technology like this, it’s not surprising to find that their cutting-edge technology has placed them as a leader in their industry. This is true for Tu Yang Technology, the company behind these 3D cameras and Percipio.xyz. The company has received millions in funding and is backed by some of the most recognizable companies in China, including Baidu and Tencent. Tu Yang’s work on Percipio has also garnered them praise as one of China’s top 50 AI innovation companies, an honor they received in 2017.
The effort and care Tu Yang showed in creating the Percipio camera are also apparent in the design of Percipio.xyz and offerings available on the site. If you’re curious about Percipio and want to learn more about the technology, you can head to the product news section of the site to read the latest updates. If you own a Percipio camera yourself, you can easily access technical support on Percipio.xyz. You can also find product specs for each of the camera models on Percipio.xyz as well.
Companies creating the latest innovations in AI are exhibiting the ability to shape the future and bring massive change to entire industries. Through the use of machine learning, many AI companies are striving to give workers enhanced capability and control over their environment. Percipio.xyz is a great example of how these technology leaders promote new technologies to an international audience, and their .xyz domain is a perfect fit for the three dimensions they’ve mastered. Stay in touch with Percipio.xyz by following them on WeChat, checking out their page on GitHub, or sending them an email.
Aviation technology has come a long way since the Wright Brothers first took humans into the sky in 1903. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones have expanded far beyond their military beginnings and have become one of the hottest pieces of tech for consumers. With more remote-piloted vehicles taking flight comes a need to have a system that can manage all the added air traffic. Our #WebsiteWednesday this week, OneSky.xyz, has built software they believe is the solution to keeping that air traffic safe and organized.
OneSky.xyz is a software solutions company that builds enterprise-ready technology designed to help improve the commercial unmanned-flight industry. OneSky.xyz’s software works to cover everything from ground mapping to GPS analytics to even full flight planning, all with the aim to make drones and UAVs fly farther, faster, and safer. As more UAVs and drones make their way into the air, the risk of them interfering with existing air traffic like planes and helicopters increases.
It’s scary to imagine a drone interfering with a plane’s takeoff or a UAV accidentally crashing through a skyscraper window, but with OneSky.xyz’s system these remote piloted vehicles would follow organized flight patterns and talk with each other to help avoid accidents in the air. OneSky.xyz cites its 30-year heritage in systems modeling, simulation, and analysis technology as the backbone of its products, showing they have been working to solve this puzzle since long before drones started making their way onto children’s birthday wish lists.
OneSky.xyz’s UTM framework is already turning heads, as it was used by Singapore’s Air Traffic Management Research Institute and Civil Aviation Authority to demonstrate how UAVs could navigate the country’s skies safely despite its dense urban environment. Customers of OneSky.xyz are able to find detailed descriptions of each product’s purpose and capabilities on the site’s Products page. It also includes images and videos of the software products in action, so customers can get a better idea of what to expect before their purchase.
If you decide to purchase either of OneSky.xyz’s drone analytics apps, you can find helpful guides on what each app is designed to do, the tech they contain, and how they can be used right on their website. For developers hoping to use OneSky.xyz’s analytics software in their own apps, the company has built an API and provides documentation on how to use it.
As the old saying goes, “convenience is king,” and OneSky.xyz lives out this mantra by harnessing the power of their website to make their products convenient for customers to access anywhere. One of the main ways OneSky.xyz does this is by allowing their products to be accessed via a login portal on OneSky.xyz. This gives users the freedom to use OneSky.xyz’s services via the OneSky.xyz app or from any computer with internet via web browser.
Members of the #XYZCommunity like OneSky.xyz are a great example of the many new and emerging technologies being introduced to the public on .xyz domains. OneSky.xyz is working to pave a prosperous future for UTM. With their perfectly branded .xyz domain, they can reach a worldwide audience and make a global impact with their products.
It’s that time of year when many are seeking to improve their health and drop the pesky pounds gained during the holiday season. There are many popular diets that can help dieters reach their goals, but getting the hang of them can be tricky. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday is aiming to make one of today’s most popular diets a little easier with KetoChow.xyz.
KetoChow.xyz is a Utah-based company that makes meal replacement shakes designed for those on the ketogenic diet. Commonly referred to as “keto,” the ketogenic diet involves restricting your diet to high fat, moderate protein, and very low carbohydrates in order to switch your body into a fat-burning mode. The diet can be highly effective but daunting for beginners. The KetoChow.xyz drink mix is meant to include all of the protein, electrolytes, carbohydrates, and vitamins that are required for maintaining the diet successfully.
KetoChow.xyz founder Chris Bair has been a fan of the keto diet since he successfully lost nearly 60 pounds by doing it in 2014. It was at that time that he tried a few different meal replacement shakes, but ultimately preferred to make his own based on a recipe he found that combined protein powder, vitamins, and electrolytes with heavy cream and water. After sharing his recipe online, he started selling the mix to fellow keto-lovers who prefer a ready-made solution. As KetoChow.xyz grew in popularity, Chris’s wife, family, friends, and neighbors have started to help by shipping orders and fulfilling customer service duties.
You can shop from 15 different flavors of the drink mix on KetoChow.xyz, with delicious-sounding flavors like chocolate peanut butter, raspberry cheesecake, and salted caramel. To make a single meal, customers can follow the measurement of Keto Chow mix, water, and heavy whipping cream or avocado oil on their preparation guide. For those who prefer a warmer meal, KetoChow.xyz also has a line of Savory Soup mix. The flavors include creamy tomato and savory chicken, and are meant to be blended with warm water and your fat source of choice.
Here at XYZ, we believe in helping entrepreneurs establish themselves online and turn their passions into companies. That’s the reason we brought affordability and freedom of choice back to those looking for great domain and business names with .xyz. We’re proud to give entrepreneurs like Chris the ability to share their ideas and initiatives with the world on the domain name they want.
If you read our latest XYZ Quarterly, you know how useful expanding can be to your business or project’s success. One common way companies can expand their business is by creating new initiatives that help to reach their goals in a new way. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday is a perfect example of an organization that is aptly using a .xyz domain to do just that.
Started by influential UK-based social enterprise Do it Now Now, Afritech.xyz is a new program designed to connect early-stage tech startups in Africa to mentors and investors worldwide. The vision behind Afritech.xyz is to build a better future for Africa by helping to ensure that African entrepreneurs have the skills and tools necessary to build and develop their communities.
Do it Now Now and Afritech.xyz were founded by award-winning entrepreneur Bayo Adelja. Bayo was recognized by Durham, Harvard, and Oxford University’s Business Schools for her work to create and foster opportunities for under-served communities through technology, and was named one of 2019’s most influential people of color in tech by The Financial Times. Bayo and her team created Afritech.xyz in order to solve the lack of accessibility Africans have to the rest of the world’s tech and investment ecosystems. By utilizing the expertise and networks of professionals in the UK and worldwide, Bayo and her team found a way to actively contribute to the development of tech enterprises in Africa.
In order to participate in Afritech.xyz, startups must meet certain criteria. The majority of their team must have graduated from universities in Africa, and the company needs to be based in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, or Uganda. Startups can either be in the process of raising funds for their first-version products (pre-seed) or be fully launched and in the seed funding round with £20k or less in grants. Either way, it is free to join and equity-free, thanks in part to Afritech.xyz’s partners.
In December 2019, Afritech.xyz announced its first UK-Africa virtual accelerator program, #AfriTech19. Out of the hundreds of applications, nineteen startups were selected to take part in the program and gain access to the key experts, tools, investors and legal support that are meant to help them navigate the next stages of their company’s development. The selected startups are working to solve critical problems that Africans face. Uganda-based startup Ecoplastile is working to transform waste plastics using a chemical-free plastic extrusion technology. Xpendly, hailing from Ghana, provides mobile platforms for young millennials to manage their finances with. Peersview in Nigeria is working to build a social network for students so that they can become a strong generation of African leaders.
Do it Now Now expertly expanded their organization’s impact by launching Afritech.xyz on their own domain and dedicated website. By choosing .xyz, they were able to secure the program’s brand name for the web address, making it especially easy to remember for their startups, mentors, and partners. The independent site is also able to clearly communicate all of Afritech.xyz’s program details, updates, and other valuable information to their audience.
Capturing and keeping the attention of students is a constant challenge for educators. Whether it’s due to the difficulty of the material, the structure of the lesson, or the temptation for students to be distracted by their phones, teachers can face multiple roadblocks in their classes. Our #WebsiteWednesday this week has risen to meet these challenges by developing an educational platform designed to make learning fast, effective, and fun: Faceboard.xyz.
Faceboard.xyz is an ed-tech platform that employs a blend of social learning and gamification with the aim of making learning sticky, fast, and fun for students who use it. One of the company’s founders, Lenore Zietsman, came up with the idea after a long day of teaching adult literacy classes armed with nothing but a thick manual and powerpoint slides. After seeing students leaving the class discouraged, and feeling frustrated herself, Lenore thought to try creating a game that would make learning fun and allow students to share with each other while they learn.
After thorough research and testing, Lenore and her team developed Faceboard.xyz’s framework for reducing the dullness and boredom students face when studying. Faceboard.xyz has found that combining gaming, social interaction, and digital teaching tools creates a more immersive and enjoyable learning experience. Once teachers download the Faceboard.xyz software, they can access it via mobile or desktop and input custom questions made to reinforce their lesson to students. The students and teachers then choose one of the pre-designed game modes to play, with instructions for playing each available on Faceboard.xyz’s site. The platform also offers certificates recognizing users’ achievements and stats to help identify skill level and allow lessons to be revised as needed.
Convenience is also a key trait found in Faceboard.xyz’s list of features. The platform is designed to be accessible offline, claims it can be played on one computer or mobile device and controlled by another via a smart remote, and is made to allow organizations to use custom branding and design to have their lessons match their brand’s identity.
If you’re interested in trying out Faceboard.xyz for yourself, their site has helpful instructions on how to set up the platform, how to set up the hardware, and how to get started playing using the platform’s playing cycle. You can also purchase add-ons for playing the game, like controllers and hardware to play offline. If you have any questions, be sure to stop by their helpful FAQ page or use the site’s chat support feature. You may also want to check out their blog filled with inspiring posts to motivate you to keep learning. Thanks to this comprehensive website design, Faceboard.xyz helps you find what you need so you can jump headfirst into using their platform right from their web page.
Faceboard.xyz distributes their platform with the help of partners, who receive Faceboard.xyz’s hardware and license along with a commission to run the platform. Partners can use Faceboard.xyz’s platform during training and consulting with potential customers, which in turn drives sales and revenue for Faceboard.xyz. Those who are interested in becoming a partner can start the process by reaching out to Faceboard’s team.
Today’s tech startups are bringing innovation to practically every industry, making it more important than ever for big companies to embrace technology in order to meet their customer’s needs. Yet, cultivating fresh ideas within a well-established company can be tricky. Today’s #WebsiteWednesday has found a unique way to solve this problem. If you read our recent article about digital strategy powerhouse JJDelgado.xyz, you may remember that he sits on the board of a collaborative entrepreneurship program founded by his employer Hijos de Rivera: TheHop.xyz.
TheHop.xyz is a new program that aims to promote innovation at 114-year-old Spanish brewery and beverage company Hijos de Rivera. TheHop.xyz gives six selected tech startups the opportunity to incorporate new tools and business models to Estrella Galicia (its popular premium beer). The selected startups get three months to develop a pilot project at their Madrid workspace, complete with training and mentoring by the company’s top executives, investors, and experts. Upon the completion of their pilot projects, the startups get the experience of implementing their ideas at a major brand. Depending on how they perform, the projects could turn into a lasting relationship.
During TheHop.xyz’s 2019 program, startups created projects meant to improve upon Estrella Galicia at various stages. Some focused on improving the beer’s production – Internet of Things startup Data Monitoring created Data Beer, an app designed to monitor the temperature, pressure, and quantity of beers in barrels. Others were focused on Estrella Galicia’s transportation and the employees that handle distribution. Social impact startup Trucksters created a relay technology that allows Estrella Galicia trucks to cover great distances without the driver moving too many kilometers away from home. Lastly, our personal favorites were focused on improving the consumption of the beer itself. Same-day delivery startup Supertech created BeerNow, a solution that allows for home delivery of cold beer in just 15 minutes.
We love to see a program like TheHop.xyz supporting the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. It’s been our mission to help new internet users establish themselves online since we launched .xyz in 2014, and programs like TheHop.xyz help to perpetuate that goal.