In the summer of 2014, ZipRealty was acquired by Realogy, the parent company of over a quarter of a million agents and many well known brokerage brands including Century 21, ERA, Coldwell Banker, and Sotheby's. I helped create the ZipRealty Real Estate iOS apps in 2009 and continued for many years as a part-time member of the mobile team assisting with architecture and new technology.
CloudCar is a Los Altos and Mountain View-based startup building software and apps to make driving safer and more fun. From September 2014 through September 2015, I consulted with the CloudCar team as an advisor, problem solver, and software developer.
As the first (and for over a year the only) iOS-related member of the MobileIron team, I helped MobileIron adapt its original plans for managing Windows Mobile-based phones to the iPhone. I wrote the first MobileIron native iPhone client app and helped build the configuration management system that grew from that. Later I was on a team that built MobileIron Sentry, the first IT app for the iPad.
Two of those include keySonic Custom Keyboards for H2O: Just Add Water, which we made with material licensed from a popular Australian TV show, and the M&M'S Keyboard, built by commission for Mars, Inc. through BBDO NY.
Battle Bats was written in the Summer of 2013 by my son Michael, and in addition to being our first SpriteKit app, Battle Bats won the "Popular Choice" and "Sponsor" awards in the 2013 Kii Cloud App Challenge. This was the culmination of several years of summer development projects, and in the Summer of 2014, Michael interned with Smule, and in August 2015, he joined the mobile search team at Google.
Open Radar is a web site where developers share bug reports they've filed with Apple. I created Open Radar in 2008, and keep hoping that Apple will open up and make it unnecessary. That hasn't happened yet.
The Daily Gift was developed as a special project for National Donate Life Month in 2011, The Daily Gift features daily videograms from people whose lives have been touched by organ donation. It continues to be available on the App Store. Please download it and join us in celebrating the daily miracle of organ donation.
Splatter! is my take on what Jackson Pollack might have done for fun with the iOS SDK. In a happy surprise, an early version of Splatter! (Splatter HD) was named a "top free autism app" by reviewer Jack Kieffer in April 2011. Read Jack's review.
Masyu is a beautiful logic puzzle invented in Japan by Maki Kaji. It was among the first apps published in the App Store in 2008. I wrote it for my logic puzzle-loving son Brian, and it's sorely in need of an update. We're working on it.
I built math-mom.com in 2005 to help my wife Linda share her experiences and recommendations for teaching math. Originally I used Ruby and Rails, then later I rewrote the site with Nu, and in 2014, our daughter Rebecca completely rebuilt math-mom.com with Go.