Custom Dynamic AlertView


Last week I was part of the third Ironhack bootcamp. It was as good as always and the new ironhackers were so motivated! Good luck to all of them from here.

Whilst reviewing UIKit Dynamics, we made a brief class using this funny framework. Find here the code.

Thoughts for iOS


We are pleased to introduce Thoughts, Produkt’s first iOS own app.

We have faced (and still are) some major technical challenges along the way: we are trying to do something that we initially thought that it wasn’t even technically feasible. However, working along with Hugo and Dani couldn’t be better, and I have enjoyed developing every aspect of it. I am very proud of being part of this team.

If you would like to try the beta version, you can sign up here

We are hoping to send the first stable version very soon, and we would love to hear your thoughts.

Many thanks in advance!

Produkt Studio LTD


As I mentioned in one on my previous posts, I had the opportunity to be involved in a great project, minube, where I had the honour of working with Dani. He is one of the best iOS developers I have ever met and, on top of that, an amazing guy.

Soon after the project terminated, we decided to partner together and build a software development studio focused on iOS, Produkt. Dani, thanks to Ricardo, already had the brand & the design, the website, the contacts… I loved the name – the engineering feeling that is associated with it makes me feel at home.
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My ideal smartwatch


Since tomorrow is expected to be the ‘iWatch’ day, I think it is a good time to show you all something I designed a while ago. I was hoping to use it somehow, but it looks like it will die in one of my computer folders, so I prefer to share it and hear what you think about it.

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Full time iOS developer

It’s been almost 4 years since I started programming for iOS.

I am a Mechanical Engineer, but I always had a passion for programming. I started off with Visual Basic at school and then I did a couple of C courses at University. But none of it can be compared to iOS… As soon as I started I couldn’t stop. It is like playing with Lego!

I have a 9 to 5 job (plus transport), so for the last 4 years I have been programming during nights and weekends. But I have never stopped. All my knowledge comes from books, internet tutorials and people that I follow. It has crossed my mind to join iOS programming courses a few times, but I never did it because until now this was only a hobby for me.


I did my first app (iOS 4) for the University of Sussex. It is not published in the App Store, as they use it for research purposes (you can check their results here).

My second (and first personal) app was even a bigger challenge. It took me about 6 months to release wakeup challenge. It was really hard, but I learnt so much – it was great fun and I am very proud of the final outcome.


Although I always try to improve my iOS skills, I can’t deny that my great passion and what I am most comfortable working with is the frontend. I have spent quite a lot of time playing with Core Graphics and Core Animation (and Pop, recently), making new controls and new ways of interaction.

In addition to all of that, I had the great honour to teach at the Ironhack in Madrid. It was an amazing experience and it made me realize how much I like to be part of this ‘world’. Right after that, I had the opportunity to join minube iOS team temporarily. I have to thank @fillito for everything, I have learnt so much from him. It has been a real pleasure to work with them.


Following all the iOS experience that I had so far, I have decided to apply for an iOS position, either as a freelance or as part of an iOS team in a company.


Wish me luck, or even better, hire me :)

VBFJellyView tutorial

It’s been a while since my last post!
This month has been crazy. I went to Madrid to teach iOS 3 days (UIViews, CoreGraphics and Layers) at ironhack. It was amazing, everyone was really nice and I enjoyed it a lot.
Also I have joined minube iOS team to help them develop a new version of their app. It is a very exciting project, and it is a pleasure to work with such talented guys!

Today I am here to talk about this pretty funny little thing.
I call it: ‘The Jelly View’

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Pop Playground: playing with Facebook’s framework

Hi guys,

I have recorded a new screencast (in english… sorry if sometimes I struggle) talking about Pop (Facebook pop).

For the screencast I have prepared a project with 3 main tabs:

1) Basic explanation about pop with simple animations
2) 8 examples using different pop animations with many different animatable properties
3) 2 custon UIControls (unfinished). The only thing I have implemented are the animations.

These are the 2 controls you will find in the project:



Find the Github project here: PopPlayground

Finally, all the icons are from Captain Icon, you can grab them for free here