I'm an indie app developer based in Ogden, Utah.
Welcome to my personal blog, where I share updates on current projects and stories about my life as an indie app developer.
My background is actually in aerospace engineering. I designed unmanned airplanes from 1998 to 2004. My favorite projects were the 6-inch span Black Widow Micro Air Vehicle and the 250-foot span solar-powered Helios UAV. The Helios holds the world altitude record of 96,863 feet.
I started investing in real estate in 2002 after the stock market crashed. I bought a bunch of real estate investment analysis software, and it was all pretty lousy, so I created my own analysis tools using PHP and MySQL.
In 2004, I launched PropertyTracker.com as a web-based service that helps real estate investors evaluate potential properties before they buy, and track the performance of the properties they already own.
In 2005, I quit my engineering job and became a full-time indie developer.
In 2008, after the iPhone SDK was announced, I launched some real estate investment apps for the iPhone. Then I created some iPad versions in 2010, and Mac versions in 2011. I market these apps at RealEstateTools.com
In 2012, I launched the Construction Cost Estimator app to help contractors quickly estimate construction costs using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. I'm currently working on a new app for contractors that will take Construction Cost Estimator to the next level.
I'm also working on ZumeroIncrementalStore, which provides an interface between Core Data and the Zumero SDK for iOS and Mac developers. Zumero is a "replicate and sync" technology based on SQLite that lets apps work offline and sync when they're online.
Contractor Tools creates apps that help contractors quickly create on-site estimates for construction projects. You can also purchase Craftsman costbooks within the app to get access to over 30,000 common construction costs.