At Redbox Mobile, I am the sole developer working on the Redbox Toolbox app for iOS and macOS (Catalyst). Despite being the only iOS developer, I feed into a wider development team who work on the company’s main product - Redbox Platform.
I have been employed here since leaving college in 2018 and was initially hired as an account manager. Whilst in this role, I created an app to automate elements of my role until working on this app became a full time task shortly after.
The Redbox Toolbox app is built using Xcode and Swift. The technologies used in the app includes UIKit, SwiftUI, Cocoapods, Auto Layout, Storyboards and Swift Package Manager.
I started learning iOS development in October 2015 and released my first app on the App Store in January 2016. I released my first app - AllergyMe - after realising others could benefit from the app I had created for myself. Shortly after releasing it, I picked up media attention from my local BBC News channel and newspaper.
Since then, I have built apps on Apple platforms, including iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS and tvOS using Swift. I also developed a few apps for Android using Java too.
Currently, I have a number of apps in development that I work on when I get the chance - my most well known being Shift Keyboard.
Shift Keyboard is a full keyboard for Apple Watch. It supports multiple languages and QWERTY, QWERTZ and AZERTY keyboard layouts.
As featured on 9to5Mac, Cult of Mac, AppAdvice and iPhon.fr.
Technologies: UIKit, WatchKit, Core Data
Retro Keyboard is T9 style keyboard for Apple Watch. Similar to old feature phones, you can use nine keys to type out messages.
Technologies: SwiftUI, Core Data
Instructor is an app designed for driving instructors that allows them to track their pupils’ progress in an easy to use app.
Technologies: UIKit, Core Data + CloudKit
MediWear is medical ID app that has been designed around Apple Watch. Users enter their details on their iPhone and it will sync to their Apple Watch.
Technologies: UIKit, WatchKit, WatchConnectivity
TV Remote was created as a replacement for my manufacturer’s remote app that hadn’t been updated in 4+ years but I chose to release it on the App Store as it worked so well.
Technologies: SwiftUI, CoreData + CloudKit
MediCall is a medical ID app that allows users to create wallpapers from their medical details. In the event of a medical emergency, all of their details are available from their Lock Screen.
UniClip is a universal clipboard app. Users add some text or an image and the content will automatically sync to all of their other iCloud connected devices.
Technologies: UIKit, AppKit, CloudKit
Haptics is a tool specifically designed for iOS developers to allow them to test out the different types of haptic feedback that iOS has to offer. The Apple Watch companion app provides similar functionality for watchOS developers too.
Technologies: UIKit, WatchKit
Advent is a Christmas based app that allows users to create an Advent Calendar for someone they care about. Every day leading up to Christmas, a different message will be displayed to the recipient of the Advent Calendar.
Technologies: UIKit, Firebase
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