Omni Calculator, an international tech company, celebrates a 3000 calculators milestone with a contest. What started in Poland as a simple app calculating the percentage is now a platform offering thousands of free versatile tools to help everyone with their daily problems.
The answer is “yes”, -3000 yes, in fact- thanks to the science enthusiasts working for Omni Calculator. The website currently has 400,000 visits daily. To put this into context, imagine having the entire population of Miami stop by - and repeat it every single day, adding up to millions per month.
Such incredible numbers couldn't be achieved without the help of their users and the love shown by the media. So to say "Thank you", Omni Calculator is holding a contest on their Facebook page. A nod to the past, as it was user support that brought the company to life in the first place because the beginnings were much humbler.
The story began in 2011 with Matt Mucha (the current CEO) and his hobby project: the Percentage Calculator. A special feature that set it apart from a pocket calculator was that it had no fixed input or output. The resulting 4 million downloads were too impressive to overlook, and 3 years later, Omni Calculator came to life. Needless to say, responding to users’ needs did not end there.
Members of Omni Calculator
While it is always appreciated when the government offers help, the terms and conditions are often unclear. Am I eligible? How much should I get? Where is the catch? For many, these questions applied to the much-needed U.S. stimulus checks. Omni Calculator kept up to date with each round of these, creating tools that helped millions of Americans estimate the financial support they could receive. This, of course, extends beyond the COVID times - the most recent instance being the Student Loan Forgiveness Calculator for those eligible for support from the Biden-Harris administration. And it’s still just a drop in the sea of 3000 calculators.
Think about your day-to-day life: No matter who you are, numbers are a part of it. What energy bill should you expect? The Electricity Cost Calculator can help. Did you decide to open your own business? The Bussiness Budget Calculator might be worth looking at. Winter is coming, and you do not get enough sunlight? Vitamin D Calculator. Trying to boil the perfect egg? A Ph.D. in Quantum Physics comes to the rescue with the Ideal Egg Boiling Calculator… WAIT! -you may say- Why would anyone help with such everyday tasks for free?
People behind Omni Calculator are connected by their love for science and the belief that “the best things in life are free”. In the spirit of this saying, they want to share their passion, and the users make it possible. So, it is only right that they want to show their gratitude by making calculations fun and easy to solve. You could liken them to that smart friend whom you can always ask for help and who just happens to be a Ph.D., MD, or STEM student. Better yet, turning to them can benefit others: If you have an issue, there are likely many other people who can relate.
For example, a firefighter reached out to Omni Calculator with an idea that would aid in vehicle recovery. The Winch Size Calculator was created in response and is now accessible to everyone. It can be used not only by fire service workers but also by off-roading lovers and regular citizens living in muddy areas. Sometimes all it takes is a single person to help hundreds of others.
However, it is not just the firefighters that trusted Omni Calculator. The company’s tools have been referenced in over 200 scientific works, including peer-reviewed journal articles. They are also featured in outlets such as Forbes, Nature, The New York Times… and more because of how universally useful these tools are. This enabled the website to develop even further, leading us to the present day.
Omni Calculator employs people all over the world.