I am a graduate of Marquette University, where I studied Computer Engineering with a focus in Software Development. I have been developing iOS applications since 2008, and have been developing Android applications since 2009. I've worked on a myriad of different projects, each requiring me to leverage different native technologies on each mobile platform that I work with.
I currently work for GoKart Labs, LLC, but am available for smaller side projects. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Not wanting to remain confined in the world of mobile dev, I've started branching out into database management and rails applications. The idea for TruckTrakr was born when I was having trouble locating my favorite food truck in Milwaukee, PitaBros. I had seen many food truck applications, but none of them were up to a standard of what I found acceptable. Nowadays all food trucks carry around iPhones/Android devices in order to utilize payment applications such as Square, why limit that GPS enabled device? Quickly bashing out an iPhone app, and collaborating with Mackenzie Powers on an Android version, we had a working system that allowed food trucks locations to be tracked and presented to hungry customers on a convenient map.
The hard part has been getting food trucks to adopt a new piece of software. To help make the process easier, TruckTrakr leverages Twitter OAuth to verify food truck Twitter accounts, and pulls geolocation information from their Tweets. This allows us to aggregate the locations of multiple trucks and plot it on a single map. TruckTrakr Minneapolis TruckTrakr Milwaukee
FollowMe is the mobile application that takes a tradeshow and puts it in your pocket. Containing everything from event schedules to digizited exhibitor handouts, FollowMe allows attendees to go green by ditching paper. Interactive maps allow them to navigate the show floor like a pro, and a built in show calendar allows them to get the best use of their time. Everything is stored offline, so it's all completely accesible on the flight home to look over.
With a small group of developers at Core-Apps, LLC, I worked on creating the best user experience possible with the FollowMe application. Indoor and outdoor maps, event data storage, digital document handling, push notifications for up-to-date information, and many other technologies were all brought together to be the ultimate guide for any tradeshow or conference. It even won an award for best use of a mobile app!
- Google Maps API
- 3rd party coupon feeds
- Local data storage
- Twitter API/OAuth
SuperSaver is an iPhone and iPad application designed to bring location specific savings in the form of coupons, promotions, etc, to end users.
While working for Tesch Global, I developed the iOS application, as well as did a portion of the PHP development. There was a strong usage of GPS location data, making sure that deals shown to the user were relevant to their location.
The Armenian Genocide Monument app was developed in conjunction with Ambient Channel. Alex Nisanian gathered graphics and sound clips, while I developed version 1.0 of the application. The application is currently maintained by another developer, as I did not have time to work on version 2.0.
Other applications include:
The Dangerbird Records app was developed with design provided by Smac Design, working directly with Too Much Metal Fred. The application provides information about the music artists, music videos released, and links to albums available in the app store for purchase.
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Tweets & Stuff
If you're looking for a dedicated Android developer, check out Mackenzie Powers! He does great work, and I personally recommend him for any projects you may have.