FaxFish: The Easy Way to Send a Fax
A few weeks ago, one of our Project Managers, Trae Regan, was on Twitter when he came across some interesting Tweets; one man asked if there was an easier way to send just one fax that didn’t involve driving to a local print shop and paying high fees. Â The same day, someone else Tweeted about Snail, a site that allows you to send a real printed letter via the internet.
Trae was inspired by these two Tweets and set to work researching. Â He spent a few hours on Google looking for competitors, and did not find one that offered a fax-once pay-once system that allowed users to fax via the internet, only sites that offered unlimited faxes for a monthly fee. Â With very little competition and definite demand, Trae decided that the creation of such a program would be both useful and profitable.
FaxFish took about two weeks of on and off programming. Â Trae kept up with his day job managing a team of HD Interactive developers and spent his weekends and evenings focusing on FaxFish. Â The easy to use faxing service was written in PHP using the CodeIgniter framework, while the faxing is made possible by the Faxage API, an API that HD Interactive has had some prior experience with.
Coding the site proved easier than naming it. Â In his search for domain names, Trae was repeatedly disappointed as one name after another had already been used. Â Eventually, he came up with FaxFish: a short, alliterated name that could be easily remembered and would provide the means for a creative logo.
The end result is a site with an easy user interface that satisfies a previously unsatisfied need. Â For easy faxing, use FaxFish.com