Hello World! I'm a crafter of the iOS persuasion. I build things and take companies to their next level.
An Internet-of-Things product, the Suzy Snooze is an intelligent Night Light, Sleep Trainer and Baby Monitor.
Developed for a KickStarter startup, I developed both the Node server that runs on the device, as well as an associated iOS app for managing the device.
Hired through an external agency, We are Hive, I was responsible for working with their in-house designer as well as the client to design, develop and test the products.
Yubl was a startup where my role as interim CTO included building their continuous integration infrastructure, stabilising the team and developing a process that could work for them. As well as working closely with engineering to architect the apps for large scale production.
I worked closely with product, design and shareholders to scope, estimate and ensure the delivery of a quality application within the time constraints provided.
Yubl eventually reached #4 for most popular free social networking app in the UK above Skype, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
Unfortunately due to financial reasons the company has since shut down.
Homebase was a legacy hybrid application built with a mix of native Objective-C and IBM technologies.
Working closely with Homebase's internal teams, I led a small team of 3 developers to plan, estimate and build multiple features.
I also developed documentation to make on-boarding easier and quicker since the current docs were quite outdated.
News UK: Sun Tablet
Sun Tablet was a digital version of the UK magazine for News International.
An engineering feat in its own right, I developed a completely custom layout and rendering engine to enable buttery-smooth performance on even the oldest iPad.
Developed with a tight deadline and a team of 4, I led the team to a highly successful CMS driven application.
Unfortunately this product no longer appears to be available for unknown reasons.
News UK: Times Sport
Times Sport was a digital version of The Times from News International.
I developed both the initial iPhone and iPad versions with a team of 4.
A feed-driven application that was dynamically driven via a bespoke CMS. Powered locally by CoreData, with diff-based updates applied through the use of queues and transactions.
Unfortunately this app no longer appears to be available for unknown reasons.
News UK: Sun Goals
SunGoals delivers the latest goals, highlights (including video), scores and statistics to football fans.
With over a million users in the UK, its a high volume application with a solid architecture from the ground up.
I worked on the original version of the application, developing the architecture and shipping the product across multiple versions.
SunGoals made heavy use of the Objective-C runtime to enable some highly advanced engineering, including dynamic delivery of widgets from a bespoke CMS.
Playboy was a digital lifestyle iteration of the famous magazine.
I worked closely with the server-side team to develop bespoke features and content delivery mechanisms to give Playboy the customisations they needed to produce high quality content for the application.
I also worked on several internal apps for macOS that enabled content to be deployed to the CMS.