Like some students who first come to OTC, Jordan Morgan wasn’t sure what career he wanted to pursue. Today, he’s sure he made the right career choice and chose the right college to help him achieve his career goals.
Jordan, an OTC computer information science graduate, is the proud developer, creator and owner of a mobile device application that peaked at number 18 in finance apps on Apple’s App Store.
The app is called Spend Stack and costs $1.99. It is designed to help a person know exactly what he or she is spending by calculating local tax rates and keeping a running total of the sales price and the exact taxes owed as items are added to a shopping list.
“My wife and I tried to budget our money and we were always a little over or under of what we budgeted because of all the different tax rates,” Jordan said.
Jordan was able to retrieve all of the various sales tax rates from tax offices around the country and compiled them into his app.
“It was awesome. I was out with my wife one night, and I looked at the category and I was shocked at how high it was ranked,” Jordan said. “The best part is to see people use it and hear how they like it.”
The app took about a year to develop. Jordan credits OTC’s Computer Information Science program for giving him the know-how to create and develop a financial app.
“I’ve always been a big fan of the CIS department. When we graduate, we are battle tested. At OTC, we get in and do it. OTC equipped me with the know-how. If it wasn’t for OTC, I don’t know if I would be where I am today.”
Tiffany Ford, chair of the CIS department, said Jordan was the kind of student the program wanted.
“He was motivated and driven to succeed,” she said. “He not only applied himself in his classes but he also started using his skills in outside projects.”
And now that Jordan’s tasted success, he’s not about to slow down, “I’ve got thousands of ideas for apps,” he said.