Awesome Airbraker: Base Directory

Aug 11, 2015 5:28:57 PM | Awesome Airbraker: Base Directory

What is Base Directory? and how does Airbrake Bug Tracker help them build a better product?

We would like to welcome Base Directory as the 32nd Airbraker in our "Awesome Airbrakers" series.

What value does Base Directory provide?

basedirectory logoBase Directory makes it easier for service members and their families to find information on military bases around the world. We take publicly available information from difficult to navigate government websites and data sets and present it in a standardized and user-friendly way through our website and mobile apps.

What do you like about Airbrake?

We love how Airbrake lets us know immediately when an exception occurs. We hate for any of our users to have a poor experience with Base Directory, so we really try to stay on top of errors that are affecting user experience, and ensure any errors are resolved same day or as close to immediately as possible.

How do you normally deal with Airbrake exception reports?

We use the user agent, stack trace, and exception to identify where the problem occurred and quickly resolve it.

Setup. Environment, Language, Tools, Etc.

Ruby, Rails, Backbone.js, JavaScript, Coffeescript.

How long have you been using Airbrake?

Nearly a year.

Tell us how your company started?

Billy and Tony with President ObamaThe cofounders met on an Arabian Gulf Deployment in 2010. Tony Hatala, a MarineCorps Pilot, asked Billy Griffin, a Naval Surface Warfare Officer, to help him with a project intended to boost morale on the ship and raise money for the Semper Fi Fund. We hosted the first ever (to our knowledge) half-marathon and 5K on the flight deck of USS Peleliu (LHA 5), in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. That was the first time we worked together, and it spawned a great partnership. We also recently had the opportunity to demo Base Directory to President Obama at White House Demo Day.

What could Airbrake do better?

It has been outstanding for us

Favorite Music to Hack to.

90s of course.

Would you like to add anything else?

Twitter Account: @billygriffin22, @anthonyhatala


Thank you Base Directory for being an awesome member of Airbrake Bug Tracker family.

Written By: Frances Banks