Luke Farritor


MyLink (formerly MyLNK) is an app and website that serves as a database of all charitable organizations in Lincoln, NE. It’s a free app available on iOS and Android, as well as a website.

Screenshot of MyLink web

During my 3 summers as an intern at Don't Panic Labs, I worked on a small intern team tasked with the design, development and deployment of the project. I've played a leading role on every aspect of the project, including programming, UI and logo design, deployment and presenting the project to potential users. We built the app using Angular and NativeScript. The database backend is made with Firebase. The website (and private administration panel) were also built using Angular.

We published the app in early 2018 and began rolling out the website in 2019. As of this writing (2020), the app has over 13,000 downloads and over 2,000 monthly active users. The app and website is used extensively by first responders, teachers and case workers throughout Lincoln, NE. The project has received extensive recognition from local press as well as several awards for it's impact.

2021 update: The project has rebranded to MyLink and has expanded into the Sarpy County, Sandhills and Central (Kearney) regions of Nebraska!

More About MyLNK:
Developing for Good: A Quick Look at MyLNK
Notes from the 2018 Summer Interns
Building an App for Good: Intern Experiences with NativeScript and Firebase

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