It was an honor to speak at 360iDev, the world’s largest independent iOS Developer conference

360iDev is the longest-running and largest independent Apple Developer’s conference in the world. (It’s even been named the best overall iOS conference in the world right after Apple’s own WWDC)….

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RadioInformer, Custom App for Radio Programers, Successfully Launched!

While I’ve had the pleasure to work on apps for high-profile brands (the AK team and myself have worked on apps for Disney, McDonald’s, Zumba, and more), I occasionally get…

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Had an amazing time creating a free “Intro to Coding” video course for SwiftSchool.io!

Check it out, here! (SwiftSchool.io) There’s plenty of awesome resources to learn how to build iPhone apps. However, most of the courses online are geared towards people who have coding…

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Developed the Highly-acclaimed Swift InstaPhoto app

It’s been called the “The Best Instagram Clone Available”. About a year ago, I was contracted to create an Instagram clone code-template in Swift. It’s been a smashing success for the…

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New McDonald’s app powered by our open-source project, AudioKit.

The new McDonald’s iPhone app, McTrax, was built with the AudioKit (of which I am a core-team member) and core-team member consulting. This app has been receiving tons of international…

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Had an awesome time speaking at Denver Creative Tech!

On Thursday, Mar 24th, it was an honor to speak to a full house at the Mode Set/Ello offices for the Denver Creative Tech meetup hosted by Justin Gitlin &…

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SWIFT SYNTH music app and source code released!

Swift Synth is a full-featured, 5-voice synthesizer with morphable oscillators,
beautiful reverb, fm, stereo effects, noise, adsr, bitcrusher, multi-tap delay and more…

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Denver Swift Heads Presentation (Swift Game Development: iOS | OSX | tvOS)

I had a great time presenting game development tips & tricks alongside Colin T.A. Gray (iOS Engineer at Ello) at Denver Swift Heads in January. We had a record setting…

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iPhone For Dummies, iOS 9 (9th Edition) out now!

It was an honor to be the Technical Editor for the iOS 9 edition of the best-selling “iPhone For Dummies” book. The new edition…

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Open Source Swift Radio Station App Released!

Swift Radio Pro is an open source radio station app with robust and professional features. This is a fully realized Radio App built entirely in Swift 2.

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Swift 2.0’s New Take on Defensive Design with “Guard”

It’s a bold step forward. Instead of checking for all the conditions they don’t want, now developers can check for what they want, and still write well-architected code. Well done, Apple!

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Getting Dynamic with Key Value Observation (KVO) in Swift 1.2

One of the things I enjoy in open source contributions is discovering various tips in a fun environment. In this instance, I was porting some Objective-C to Swift for one of…

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Our Band Played at Coors Field!

This year, the Colorado Rockies have added a small line-up of Colorado based bands to their games. Our band, The Sound and Color, was humbled to be the featured band at the June 6th day game…

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Thanks to KCVU, Radio 1190 for having us in studio!

Big thanks to Bree Davies and KCVU Radio 1190 for having our band, The Sound and Color, live in studio this past Friday, May 29th. Radio 1190 has been a college radio institution…

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Converting an Obj-C Singleton to Swift 1.2 with just one line of code

With the release of Swift 1.2, initializing a singleton class has become incredibly succinct using the class constant approach. I know what you’re thinking, “Singleton? Globals are bad!” I feel the…

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AudioKit Examples Converted to Swift

Interested in working with audio and synthesis in your iOS and OS/X apps? AudioKit is the premiere new library on the block. When I came across it, I knew that…

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Tech Editing Complete for the Latest iPad/iPhone “For Dummies” Book. Avail in Bookstores Everywhere…

Shew! I just finished tech editing the latest “iPad/iPhone” title in the popular “For Dummies” series. The book is now avail from Amazon.com and bookstores everywhere. iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies…

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iOS 8 Dev Tip: Getting the GPS Location using Core Location

Using Core Location to get a user’s current GPS Location is a cornerstone feature of thousands of great apps. It’s incredibly useful to calculate a user’s distance from a point of interest or determine if they are nearby to other users.

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Why did I make a game? It’s a great Meme for developers…

I recently created a little game called SongyBird! It could be suggested that Flappy Bird is the first widespread Meme for developers…

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How to Keep Facebook from Auto-playing Videos on Your iPhone

Auto-playing videos in a feed is cool (if you’ve used Vine, you’ve probably grown to love it). However, in the time since Facebook rolled this feature out, I’ve noticed a…

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Practical Objective-C: A Better Way to Toggle Booleans

Objective-C is an extremely verbose language, and there’s no need to add to the redundancy with unnecessary code to toggle a boolean…

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The Art of Programming is the Skill of Controlling Complexity

Nowadays, the simplest code is always what impresses me the most. Always strive to develop “simple” solutions. Those who inherit your code will praise you for it.

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The Art of Programming is the Skill of Controlling Complexity

If you’re coming from PHP or Javascript, you may be intrigued by Objective-C’s style of displaying variables and objects in strings. Luckily, if you’ve ever had to do any C…

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iOS Dev Tip: The Best Way to Rename a Project in Xcode

If you’re coming from another developing environment, you maybe surprised to see that Xcode has no “Save As” menu option.   So then, what’s the preferred way to rename your…

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Current focus: App & Web Development
Preferred Environments: OS X, iOS, Xcode, Sublime Text
Current skills: SWIFT, Objective-C, iOS SDK, CoreData, CoreAudio, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Wordpress
Degree: Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems Technology
from PURDUE University


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Denver, Colorado, USA.

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