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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 :)

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      • That’s very good. Looking forward to see your fully finished website. I am also looking for iOS developer position or just an opportunity to work with other iOS developers so wish me luck :)

  1. Nice reading man. Got your app WakeUp – pretty cool stuff. The appid inside the app (link to reate the app) might be broken, it just showed an empty app store page, when clicking. But really nice user experience man – Good Job! :)

    • Thank you for downloading WakeUp. I will have a look at the link (I am preparing an update as there are a few issues at the moment with the app). Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment :D

  2. Hey, I downloaded the app and its pretty cool!! I really love the animations.

    Have minor question. If I have a CABasicAnimation and is in paused state at some timeOffset by setting the layer.speed = 0. Can I playback the animation to beginTime? Thanks.