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.
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 :)
The new version of WakeUp Challenge is out and you probably have herd about it if you follow me on twitter.
Find here an overview video of the app I did with the help my girlfriend.
However, as I tend to use my blog as more technical-related stuff, I would like to talk about a few aspects of the app in a more technical way.
As promised, I still need to publish some tutorials about a couple of things I learnt while developing WakeUp 2.0, but I would like to take this opportunity to talk about all the small details you will find in the app and how I made them or what I used. This is not a tutorial, just an overview… or a behind the scenes… I want to let you know what I have used for the different parts, it might be helpful for some of you.
And I will try to stay, I promise.
This post is not about some exciting stuff. I just want to try to excuse myself explaining why I haven’t posted since August (god…), and what I am planning to do next.
Quick post to let you know about the latest nanoBundle from MacHeist.
First of all thanks for stopping here, I hope you find some interesting content around.
This is my first website and I am really excited about it. I am going to do my best for keeping it updated and for posting interesting stuff.
I will talk mostly about iOS programming, but I am sure I will find some spots to talk about other things I am also interested in like raspberry pi, photography, software (mac & iOS), etc.
Last thing, I am not an english speaker. Although, I want to take the opportunity to practice, so bear with me if I make any mistake, and please do not hesitate to correct me, that will help me for sure!
Let’s go for it!