Mobile application development is the most enjoyable thing I have done in my professional career. There's just something awesome about these tiny little computers we carry in our pockets and the cool things we can get them to do. Here are the applications solely developed by me:
The Adventures of Alex: Electricity
The genesis for this interactive storybook sprung from a creative writing class. I wanted to do an app that was more than just a simple utility app and decided to sink some serious investment in something that would totally knock the socks of off users. This is a product of collaboration between Excel Florendia (illustrator) and Megan Randa (composer).
My most successful app to date, Webmail++ was borne out of frustration of having to use a web client to connect to my day job's piece of junk webmail interface to check my mail. I simplified logon and reformatted the page to make it mobile friendly.
Judging by my sales, I'm not the only one that has this problem.
Though I haven't played in quite some time, TF2 Recipes is a utility app for the immensely successful Team Fortress 2. Valve are very open with their APIs and IP for others to build cool things, so I thought I'd put together an app to use as an excuse for learning some new things in iOS 5 and meet a need not being fulfilled in the App Store: a way to figure out what you can craft with your TF2 inventory.
This was the very first iOS app I wrote. I approached the owners of Chela's Tacos, San Antonio's best taco truck, to see if they'd let me develop an app for them for free. They couldn't refuse such a good deal and I needed a real project to teach me the ins and outs of iOS development. This app put me on the path to the other awesome apps I have developed. It all began with tacos. Mmmmmmmm....
Let me be clear: TODOn'ts is a gag app inspired by a rant post by Jeff Atwood, world reknown software developer, übergeek, and all around nice guy. When I read the article I accepted the challenge to write the world's first faux To Do app in a single night.
Home Energy Manager
Home Energy Manager was a collaboration with a friend, Tony Farnsworth, to bring a better mobile experience to a CPS Energy program called Home Manager. Their website is very slow and pretty clunky on mobile, so we wanted to bring a whole new experience to Home Manager users.