Hello! I'm Corey Gwin.

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I make things happen.

I got a degree in mechanical engineering. Studied human-computer interaction for a bit in grad school. Then worked as an aerospace engineer before finally taking a leap into the startup world to find my home in "product" creating fun and useful cognitive tools for others otherwise known as software.

I've had a blast designing and developing all sorts of Internet-powered products for over a decade, both independently and with local and remote teams of all sizes. Spent six years as a startup product manager helping grow it from an early-stage into a profitable company.

Today I'm building Blurt โ€” a writing app for writing โ€” and consult on product development, design, and strategy for other Internet-powered businesses.

From concept to launch through growth to viability, I help identify the right problems in need of solutions and then make them happen.

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My Stuff

Blurt

2018

A writing app for writing.

Product Hunt's Product of the Day and nominated Favorite Lifehack Product of 2018.

The smart, stylish, and secure cannabis bag.

Product roadmapping, wireframes, and website and app development for inbound marketing.

A new way to discover, share, and finish your creative projects.

Developed chatbot (Otis) for managing Futureland projects in Slack.

A tool for brain health and mental well-being.

Logo and web design, product wireframes, requirements and development, and offshore product team management.

Interviews with entrepreneurs and creatives sharing the importance of writing to their craft.

I got to thinking, "Hey! What if I could just create my newsletter right from my top tweets each week?"

And so, Owl Post was born.

Why Owl Post? Because magical owls deliver the mail, of course.

Edit your tweets, sort of. Covfefe is a Chrome web extension that let's you edit and undo your tweets.

Typing in virtual reality is tough with a headset on and you can't see your hands and keyboard.

So how do you do it?

The VBoard was a quick exploration into seeing what it would take to bring our beloved keyboard into VR using a custom 3D printed mount, a Leap Motion and Vive Tracker and mounting it all on a physical keyboard with a replicated 3D model.

Epic

2017

Epic lets you create titled collections of photos and videos that never disappearโ€”"epics".

It's like Snapchat and Instagram stories except they're permanent and you can have multiple.

An iOS app collaboration with the amazing Bryan Sleiter.

Poof

2016

Upload a file. Share its link. Once accessed, it's gone.

BlindWrite is a writing tool to help jumpstart writing by blurring what you type as you write so you can get your ideas out without self-editing them.

A YouTube series interviewing inspiring startup founders making their big ideas a reality. Featured guests include Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt and Joel Gascoigne of Buffer.

Pokki

2012

Pokki is a free extension I help build at SweetLabs, Inc.. Provided an app-like interface for Windows computers (if you can imagine a time before the Windows Store). Generated $60M+ in revenue and grew to 60M+ users worldwide enabling SweetLabs to attain partnerships with the worldโ€™s top mobile and PC device manufacturers including Lenovo, Huawei, Acer, HP, and Toshiba.

Buskly

2011

Buskly is an online stage for talented people to broadcast and connect with their audience in realtime. I pitched the idea at Startup Weekend San Diego where it went on to win second place.

Video chronicling my first prototype of a vibrotactile feedback sensing system I call Touchsee. Touchsee utilizes Micrsoft's Kinect, an Arduino, and Daniel Shiffman's Kinect library for Processing. The aim of a VFSS is to enhance an agent's perception of body schema in tool use where the agent's own senses are occluded by use of the tool itself.

Photography

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