Making Money Simple

Team Saon was a computer science capstone team for the Spring 2012 semester focused on developing, testing and evolving SimpleMoney, a mobile user interface for a new peer-to-peer payment system.

Working with Hermes Commerce, Inc. on the project, we developed a RESTful backend and fast, secure and easy-to-use apps for iPhone and Android devices. Users can pay merchants by scanning QR codes, send money to anyone with an email address and find great deals around them, wherever they are.

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The Team

Arthur Pang - Team Leader, Lead iPhone Developer
Arthur is a generalist engineer who is comfortable working on any level of the stack. He is interested in startups, rich user experiences, and rapidly prototyping web and mobile applications.
Joshua Conner - iPhone developer, Website
Josh's primary areas of interest include human-computer interaction, web technologies & development and software engineering. His current projects include Circle, a local events app.
Nicholas Pallares - Documentation, Android developer
Nick is a CS major with no particular interests of study. He is very adept with any kind of working conditions and performs well with everybody.

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Project Mentors

James Palmer - Faculty Advisor
Dr. Palmer is an assistant professor at NAU. His primary research interests are computer graphics, algorithms, languages and intelligent systems. He has been at NAU since 2006.
Joshua Cross - CTO, Hermes Commerce
Dr. Cross is the founder and CTO of Hermes Commerce and a visiting fellow at Cornell University. Previous to his work at Hermes, Dr. Cross founded and served alternatively as CTO and CEO of Veratag, where he led the development of a beta-stage prototype RFID security product from Cornell University IP portfolio to prototype. In 2007, Dr. Cross received a Ph.D. from Cornell University’s Applied Physics Department with expertise in micro- and nanofabrication and with a minor in Business.

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