The raywenderlich.com Team

This blog is focused on developing high quality programming tutorials. Our goal is to take the coolest and most challenging topics and make them easy for everyone to learn – so we can all make amazing apps.

We are also focused on developing a strong community. Our goal is to help each other reach our dreams through friendship and cooperation. As you can see below, a bunch of us have joined forces to make this happen: authors, editors, subject matter experts, app reviewers, and most importantly our amazing readers!

If you’d like to be a part of our community, you can join us in our forums or apply to join the team.

Want to follow us on Twitter? Follow the raywenderlich.com Team twitter list to follow everyone on the team in one click! :] This is a great source for iOS news and links.

We hope you enjoy our tutorials, and we look forward to getting to know you! :]

Swift Team

  • Jawwad Ahmad

    Jawwad is a freelance iOS Developer that dove into Swift head first and has not looked back. He enjoys mentoring and teaching and was the founder of the of the NYC iOS Study Group and later on the Atlanta iOS Study Group. He's worked for companies as large as The New York Times, and as small as GateGuru, a 6 person startup.

    LinkedIn | GitHub | StackOverflow

  • René Cacheaux

    René, @rcachATX, is an iOS Client Architect at Atlassian, where he is known for his expertise in user interface engineering with UIKit, Core Animation, and Core Graphics. He has been engineering iOS apps since 2009.

    When he's not coding, René loves to snow ski, ocean kayak, and root for the Texas Longhorns.

  • Eric Cerney

    Eric is an iOS Software Engineer in San Francisco. After being acquired by Capital One, he likes to spend his days at work hanging out with Samuel L. Jackson and asking everyone "What's in your wallet?". Lately his main focus has been with Swift and gaining a deeper knowledge of programming languages at the core.

    Outside iOS, his interests are tinkering with hardware (Raspberry Pi and Arduino), gaming, exploring San Francisco, and regretting endless Netflix marathons. You can find Eric on Twitter or his personal site.

  • Janie Clayton-Hasz

    I am a Cocoa Developer, author, and speaker from Madison, WI. I blog random thoughts at http://redqueencoder.com. I live with two pugs who periodically make cameos on the podcast I cohost, NSBrief.

  • Evan Dekhayser

    Evan Dekhayser is the 16 year old developer of Pitch X, Chute Out, and Contact Archiver. He hopes to continue learning and improving while helping others take their first steps into coding. If he is not programming, he is at school or playing baseball.

    You can find him on Twitter.

  • Ray Fix

    Ray Fix is a co-founder of Pelfunc, Inc., a small startup in San Diego California that, in addition to iOS and computer vision consulting, is working on new ways for people to communicate. Currently he's developing a platform called Squeak16 to do this.

    Ray stays healthy by walking, swimming and playing ultimate frisbee. When he is not doing one of those things, he is writing and dreaming of code in Swift, C++, Ruby, or R.

  • Greg Heo

    Greg is an iOS developer and trainer, and has been on the raywenderlich.com editorial team since 2012. He has been nerding out with computers since the Commodore 64 era in the 80s and continues to this day on the web and on iOS. He likes caffeine, codes with two-space tabs, and writes with semicolons.

    You can find Greg on Twitter, GitHub, or his personal site.

  • Joe Howard

    Joe’s path to software development began in the fields of computational physics and systems engineering. He has been a mobile software developer on iOS and Android since 2009. He now lives in Boston and is a Lead Engineer at Raizlabs, a leading app development company dedicated to great software.

  • Erik Kerber

    Erik is an iOS guy from Minneapolis. Currently a Lead iOS developer at Target.

    Outside of coding, he enjoys cramming as much outdoor activity into summer as he can (running, cycling, rowing, fishing, cabin-ing). In the winter, he patiently waits for summer.

    You can find Erik on Twitter or his homepage.

  • Mikael Konutgan

    Mikael is a mathematician, independent iOS developer and rubyist based in Vienna. He makes Pinbrowser and writes about Objective-C and Swift at kmikael.com. You can follow him on Twitter or GitHub.

  • Zouhair Mahieddine

    Zouhair is a mobile Software Engineer who has been designing and programming iOS applications for more than five years. Zouhair is from France and, after spending a year in Germany, he now lives in San Francisco and works in Palo Alto, CA.

    Zedenem.com | Twitter | Github | LinkedIn | StackOverflow

  • Ben Morrow

    Ben Morrow is a developer, author, and hackathon organizer. With the Apple Watch community, he's been teaching tools and techniques for the past year to be ready to launch apps when the new device released. Find more video and code at http://happy.watch­ →

  • Niv Yahel

    My name is Niv Yahel and I'm a co-founder and CTO of Vanhawks. I'm extremely passionate about coding and even more so about helping others improve. When I'm not working, I can be found following more tutorials, reading books, playing video games, or playing guitar.

iOS Team

  • Christine Abernathy

    Christine is an Engineer on the Developer Advocacy team at Facebook. In this role, she is focused on helping grow the mobile developer ecosystem with emphasis on Android, iOS, and the mobile web. Prior to Facebook, Christine headed up engineering at Mshift, a mobile banking software provider, delivering iPhone apps and mobile browser-based products.

    You can find Christine on Facebook.

  • Dani Arnaout

    Dani Arnaout is a Systems Engineer working at Lextech Global Services.
    You can find him on Twitter.

  • Scott Atkinson

    I am a software developer in Alexandria, VA. In my day job, I am the iOS developer for Homesnap, a really great real estate discovery app. I also have two apps in the iOS app store: Metrownome: a coaching tool for rowing, and Preplist-K: a tool to help chefs create work lists for their employees. When I'm not writing software, I spend time rowing on the Potomac river or exploring new restaurants and cooking great food.

  • Soheil Azarpour

    My name is Soheil Azarpour and I'm an engineer, developer, author, creator, husband and father. I enjoy bicycling, boating and playing piano. I live in Manchester, NH. I create iOS apps professionally and independently. You can find me on Twitter, GitHub, Stack Overflow and LinkedIn.

  • Satraj

    Satraj is an iOS and Android developer that has been writing mobile applications for more than 5 years. He is also the co-founder of The B House, a mobile development studio based in Toronto.
    Prior to venturing out on his own, he was an iOS Developer at Wave Accounting and Universe.

  • Jerry Beers

    Jerry is a co-founder of Five Pack Creative, a mobile development company specializing in iOS development. He’s worked on client projects, like American Airlines and Match.com, but lately he’s been pouring his focus into Hours, a time tracking app developed in partnership with Tapity. He is passionate about creating well-crafted code and teaching others.

    Jerry enjoys spending time on the beach with his wife and kids, SCUBA diving, and watching movies.

    You can get in touch via email or Twitter.

  • Caroline Begbie

    I’m an indie iOS developer. When I’m not developing, I’m playing around with 2D and 3D animation software, or learning Arduino and electronics.
    In my past I’ve taught the elderly how to use their computers, done marionette shows for pre-schools, and created accounting and stock control systems for mining companies.

  • Scott Berrevoets

    Scott is an iOS developer at Lyft and an avid open source contributor. With libraries like SDCAlertView and SDCAutoLayout, he tries to improve those parts where the iOS SDK falls short.

    He occasionally blogs at ScottBerrevoets.com and is also active on GitHub and Twitter.

  • Ryland Bristow

    Ryland ("Ry") Bristow will be a rising sophomore this fall at Clemson University. He has worked with app development on several projects that rely on communication between iOS devices and Arduino micro controllers with his internship at Northrop Grumman. He is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Digital Production Arts and is excited to get more in depth with iOS development. With already having worked with Java, C, C++, and Objective-C in the past, Ry is looking forward to being able to learn a new language with the recent creation of Swift.

  • Owen L Brown

    Owen L Brown is a software engineer with a strong background in mechanical and electrical design. He has 16+ years of experience in writing microcontroller code for machine automation. For the last few years, his focus has been on integrating machine control with iOS using Bluetooth. He has several cool machine-control Bluetooth LE applications on the app store. Owen is also the author of a new book called 'Integrating iOS Bluetooth LE with PIC18 Microcontrollers'. He can be reach via email. And his products can be found at Back-40.com.

  • Tony Dahbura

    Tony is a hardware/software engineer from Virginia with more than 30 years software development experience. His first “real” computer was an Apple ][ and he has loved Apple Systems ever since! Tony has been working with iOS for about 3 years. He has worked on server systems, Java development, and various flavors of Unix.

    In his spare time, after attending his kids sporting events, he does some independent software development work under FullMoon Manor LLC, helping folks realize the joy of custom apps to meet their needs. You can follow him on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.

  • Aaron Douglas

    Aaron was that kid taking apart the mechanical and electrical appliances at five years of age to see how they worked. He never grew out of that core interest - to know how things work. He took an early interest in computer programming, figuring out how to get past security to be able to play games on his dad's computer. He's still that feisty nerd, but at least now he gets paid to do it.

    Aaron works for Automattic (WordPress.com, Akismet, SimpleNote) as a Mobile Maker primarily on WordPress for iOS.

    Find Aaron on Twitter as @astralbodies or at his blog at http://astralbodi.es

  • Colin Eberhardt

    Colin Eberhardt has been writing code and tutorials for many years, covering a wide range of technologies and platforms. Most recently he has turned his attention to iOS. Colin is CTO of ShinobiControls, creators of charts, grids and other powerful iOS controls.

    You can check out their app, ShinobiPlay, in the App Store.

  • Tom Elliott

    Tom is an iOS Engineer working for Facebook in their London office. When he's not hacking up new ideas you'll find him on two wheels, spinning along the tarmac or bouncing down the hills :)

  • Darren Ferguson

    Software Developer originally from the U.K. but now residing just outside of Washington D.C. in Northern Virginia. Currently working as an app developer specializing in iOS for M.C. Dean, Inc, a systems integration provider based out of Northern Virginia.

    When not coding you will find me enjoying EPL Football, spending time with my family and traveling as much as possible

  • James Frost

    James is an iOS developer at Mubaloo Ltd, where he works on awesome enterprise and consumer apps. He started writing code in the early 90s on his family's BBC B, and hasn't stopped.

    You can find him on Twitter, his personal website, and Stack Overflow.

  • Alexis Gallagher

    Alexis Gallagher has been failing to tear himself away from computers for over a dozen years, including tours in e-commerce firms in New York, in scientific research in Oxford, in front-office trading systems in London, and now via iOS in a pocket or corporate briefing room near you. After years breathing the thin airs of abstraction, he is a sucker for beauty and loves how iOS lets you work on ideas you can touch.

    He holds a PhD in mathematical biology, performs regularly as an actor, and can be found on twitter.

  • Matt Galloway

    Matt is the founder of SwipeStack, a mobile development company based in London, UK which create apps for clients and also a few of their own. One client's app was featured by Apple in the best apps of 2011, the App Rewind in the newsstand category.

    BeerMap is one of their own creations, helping beer drinkers find a great pub near them! You can find him on Twitter.

  • Eli Ganem

    Eli works as an iOS developer and Instructor for Facebook. He has been developing iOS apps and working as an Instructor for over 4 years.

  • Joshua Greene

    Joshua Greene is a senior iOS developer at Citrix. When he's not slinging code, he enjoys martial arts, Netflix, and spending time with his wonderful wife and daughter. You can reach him by email or on Twitter.

  • Dominik Hauser

    Dominik used to be a physicist. His first App was a formula collection for iPhone OS (back then in 2009). He fell in love with iPhone OS development and became a full-time iOS developer in 2011.
    In his spare time Dominik writes more code, writes post on his blog swiftandpainless.com and spends time with his wife and his son.

  • Attila Hegedüs

    Senior iOS developer and consultant since 2012 at a Hungarian IT company. Passionate about making user-friendly and easy-to-use applications utilizing simple but gorgeous interfaces. Also producing applications based on own ideas.

  • Rounak Jain

    I'm an iOS developer who loves implementing animations. I work at Table Hero, and was previously at Fab. My free time is spent on a Dribbble app called Design Shots and iosdevtips.co.

    Find me on email, Twitter or LinkedIn.

  • Bradley Johnson

    I'm an iOS Instructor at Code Fellows in Seattle. I've been doing iOS for about 2 years now. Swift is amazing! Go hawks.

  • Michael Katz

    Michael Katz envisions a world where mobile apps always work, respect users’ privacy, and integrate well with their users’ life. To further that end, he’s a Senior Software Engineer at Quanttus. When not coding, he can be found with his family playing board games, brewing, gardening, and watching the Yankees. Michael Katz has a B.S. and M.Eng in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a M.S. in Neuroscience from Brandeis University.

  • Andrew Kharchyshyn

    I am an iOS developer. Mostly focused on OpenGL ES and SpriteKit. When not doing games, I'm most likely playing them or watching anime.

  • Ron Kliffer

    I am the leading iOS developer at a cool company called Gett, who offers taxi and black car services at a click of a button in New-York, Great-Britain, Russia and Israel.
    I've been developing iOS apps for 3 years now and have recently set my eyes on game development with Sprite Kit.
    I enjoy exploring new technologies and always look forward to learning new things.

  • Dave Krawczyk

    Dave, @Dave_D5, is Co-Founder & Director of iOS at Windy City Lab in Chicago, a company that is heavily focused on enabling software to interact with physical objects. He is currently developing the apps for a few IoT devices. He spent the last year as Lead Instructor at Mobile Makers Academy in Chicago and San Francisco and loved spending every day enabling future iOS Developers.

    Dave's obsessions also include cycling, music, and eating. Bourbon is nice, too.

  • Corinne Krych

    Dev for over many years (when you like it you don't really count), iOS tech lead for Red Hat, I never go too far from coding. Polyglot by heart and addicted to clean code, I like to share and exchange ideas in user groups or conferences. Mobile is my playground, AeroGear my open source family and iOS my platform by heart.

  • Kelvin Lau

    Kelvin is a physicist turned Swift iOS Developer. Although a former social creature, it's hard to find him outside nowadays. He spends most of his time in Xcode multiverse, and most recently on an intimate relationship with Parse.
    You can find him on his twitter at @KelvinlauKL

  • Chris Lowe

    By day, Chris is a Social Media/Mobile Technical Lead at USAA. By night, an UI and iOS consultant through his company, Hashtag Studios. He is available for speaking, training, or consulting at HashtagStudios[at]gmail.com. Visit his writing place for more thoughts.

    When not working, you can find Chris spending time with his wife, young daughter, and 2 crazy dogs.

  • Vincent Ngo

    Vincent is a full time iOS software engineer at IBM. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Computer Science degree. He has passion for developing, and learning about iOS SDK.

    On the side he likes playing video games, strumming his guitar, hitting golf balls, and chilling with friends.

  • Ryan Nystrom

    Ryan is a Software Engineer at Facebook. He is a passionate open source contributor where he builds UI controls and frameworks for others to use and learn from. In his spare time he enjoys flying planes as a private pilot. You can reach Ryan on Twitter or email.

  • Andy Obusek

    Andy loves writing iOS applications, being a dad, doing anything outside, and playing guitar. He realizes there's always room for improvement, and thus is always trying to get better at what he does.

    He's also co-host of the podcast Brotherly Mobile where he talks about technology and software development with a loose focus on mobile devices.

    Most of his code is written as a Senior iOS Developer working at AWeber.

  • Mike Oliver

    Mike has been a mobile junkie every since his first “Hello World” on a spinach-screened Blackberry. Lately, he works primarily with iOS, but he’s always looking for new ways to push the envelope from your pocket. Mike is currently the Lead iOS Engineer at RunKeeper, where he tries to make the world a healthier place one app at a time.

  • Luke Parham

    A freelance iOS developer who lives in Columbia MO with his brother and his cat. Super into Adventure Time.
    Sometimes he tweets and blogs.

  • Essan Parto

    Essan is a software engineer with a business background. A type-in program on a Commodore 64 was his first experience with computers at an early age. Coming from the world of enterprise web-based software where he co-founded his first company in 2002, iOS has become his platform of choice in the past few years. His first top-selling app is found on the list of many daily stock traders and is featured by Apple.

    Essan currently leads the mobile division of LimeSpot, a start-up based in British Columbia, Canada. You can find him on Twitter.

  • Andy Pereira

    Andy is a software developer in Atlanta, GA. He is the author of a few personal iOS apps, as well as several B2B mobile apps.

    You can find Andy on LinkedIn or Twitter.

  • Mic Pringle

    Mic Pringle is a developer, editor, podcaster, and video tutorial maker. He's also Razeware's third full-time employee. When not knee-deep in Swift or stood in-front of his green screen, he enjoys spending time with his wife Lucy and their daughter Evie, as-well as attending the football matches of his beloved Fulham FC. You can find Mic on Twitter, GitHub, and Stack Overflow.

  • Jeff Rames

    Jeff is a Senior Software Engineer at AirStrip where he works on enterprise iOS products in the healthcare space. He started out as a mainframe developer in 2001 and, just before going insane, moved on to several distributed and web based technologies. He found his passion in mobile software shortly after the iOS SDK was released, and made it his full time gig in 2011 when he co-founded Floodlight Software, a mobile technology consulting firm.

    He spends his free time with his wife and daughter, except when he abandons them for trips to Cape Canaveral to watch rockets being launched into space.

    You reach Jeff via email and LinkedIn or find him on Twitter

  • Ed Sasena

    Ed Sasena is an independent iOS developer focusing on Core Data applications for the iPhone. His quest is to organize all of the world's information into iPhone apps - which is likely to keep him busy and out of trouble. Whenever he is not immersed in code, you can find Ed biking, running, skiing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, boot camping, drumming, learning Italian, or enjoying wine and cheese.

  • Lyndsey Scott

    Actress, Model, App Developer -- www.LyndseyScott.com

  • designatednerd

    Ellen Shapiro is the Director of iOS Engineering and also builds the occasional Android app for Vokal in Chicago, Illinois. She is working in her spare time to help bring Hum to life. She’s also developed several independent applications through her personal company, Designated Nerd Software.

    When she's not writing code, she's usually tweeting about it.

  • Adrian Strahan

    Adrian is a freelance iOS developer and Project Manager living in the South West of England. He's worked on iPhone and iPad apps since 2010 (iOS3) and runs his own company specializing in Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

  • David Sumner

    Emeritus Professor of Mathematics. Author of 30 research papers in mathematics. A Macintosh programmer since 1985. Author of several articles in popular computer magazines and books.
    Author of several iPhone/iPad apps including PentoMind, Peg Pals, and Circular Tic Tac Toe, currently on the App Store.

  • Audrey Tam

    Audrey Tam retired at the end of 2012 from a 25-year career as a computer science academic. Her teaching included Pascal, C/C++, Java, Java web services, web app development in php and mysql, user interface design and evaluation, and iOS programming. Before moving to Australia, she worked on Fortran and PL/1 simulation software at IBM's development lab in Silicon Valley. Audrey now teaches short courses in iOS app development to non-programmers, and organizes venues for Melbourne Cocoaheads monthly meetings.

  • Daniel Tavares

    iOS/Mobile Creative Developer, Curious, Keen to Learn.
    Currently developing games for my Indie company CheekyDevils

  • Ken Toh

    Ken Toh is a software engineer from Singapore with more than 5 years of experience in iOS development. During his free time, he likes to work on various side projects. He has also launched several apps on the AppStore, namely RPS Mutants, Where's My Tea? and Libraries@SG.

    When he is not coding, he enjoys reading and playing football.

    You can follow him on Twitter or visit his website at kentoh.com.

  • Richard Turton

    Richard is an iOS developer for MartianCraft, prolific Stack Overflow participant and author of a development blog, Command Shift. When he's not in front of a computer he is usually building Lego horse powered spaceships (don't ask!) with his daughter.

  • József Vesza

    Software developer on multiple platforms, mainly mobile.
    Interface Builder and Auto Layout advocate. I have been working with iOS since 2012.
    Get in touch via Twitter or LinkedIn.
    Browse my code on GitHub and Stack Overflow.

  • Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner currently works as the lead iOS developer at Infusionsoft and started “programming” by playing with QBASIC and the Lego Mindstorms kit (thanks Dad). The next big thing was the web, as an avid gamer for many years (Rogue Spear, Counter-Strike, WOW) he continued to feed his passion for software development by building web sites for his gaming clan and others. After graduating with a Computer Systems Engineering degree from ASU he worked as a Java web app developer before moving on to leading multiple iOS development teams.

  • Nicholas Waynik

    Nicholas Waynik is an independent iOS developer, and has done everything from network administration to web development. He started writing iOS apps when the iPhone SDK was first released. Since then he has gone on to start his own business focusing on iOS development. He loves spending his free time with his wife Allison and son Preston, and sometimes playing golf.

    He can be found on Twitter as @n_dubbs, or at his website: http://www.nicholaswaynik.com.

  • Jack Wu

    Jack is the lead mobile developer at ModiFace. He has built dozens of iOS apps and enjoys it very much. Outside of work, Jack enjoys coding on the beach, coding by the pool, and sometimes just having a quick code in the park.

    You can find Jack on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Android Team

  • Megha Bambra

    Megha is an iOS and Android developer based in Toronto. By day, she works on client projects at The B House where she is also the co-founder. She also has keen interest in mobile UI and UX. In her free time, she likes to work on her own start up ideas, travel and read on upcoming technologies. You can find her on LinkedIn or Twitter.

  • Namrata Bandekar

    Namrata is a Mobile Developer at Stagename doing native Android and iOS development. Apart from developing apps, she is passionate about travelling, food and hiking with her dog. You can reach out to her on Twitter, LinkedIn or follow her on GitHub.

  • Darryl Bayliss

    Darryl Bayliss is a Software Engineer from Liverpool, currently focusing on Mobile Development.

    Away from programming he is usually reading, writing on his blog or playing some fantastical video game involving magic and dragons.

    Feel free to say hello on Twitter or check out his coding scribbles on GitHub.

  • Huyen Tue Dao

    Huyen Tue Dao is a developer specializing in native Android and iOS development. She graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

    The only other thing that keeps her up as late as development (and often longer) is gaming: PC, console, board, card, anything.

  • Sam Davies

    Sam is a strange mashup of developer, writer and trainer. By day you'll find him recording videos for Razeware, writing tutorials, attending conferences and generally being a good guy. By night he's likely to be out entertaining people, armed with his trombone and killer dance moves.

    He'd like it very much if you were to follow him on twitter at @iwantmyrealname, seek him out on GitHub, or check his personal site iwantmyreal.name.

  • Odie Edo-Osagie

    Odie recently completed an undergraduate degree in Software Engineering and is a postgrad student at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Always working on a side project at any given time, he loves to write code and enjoys bringing his ideas to life.

    When not coding, he's probably watching something (film, TV show or anime) and is full of movie/pop culture references, but sometimes he plays guitar.

  • Matt Luedke

    Originally from the Chicago area, Matt is currently a Mobile Engineer at Exygy in San Francisco doing iOS and Android development. He's always working on some kind of new side project involving writing and/or app development and/or general tomhackery. You can check on the latest of these at mattluedke.com.

  • James Nocentini

    James is an Android and iOS developer based in Brighton. He is a big fan of the offline-first approach for building apps and currently works at Couchbase. Always learning and aiming to write useful tutorials and workshops for the community.

    Feel free to reach out on Twitter or Github.

  • Eunice Obugyei

    Eunice is a software engineer at DreamOval, currently focusing on Mobile development.

OS X Team

  • Warren Burton

    Warren is an contract iOS and OS X developer living in London. Outside of his day work he creates interesting tools for Xcode development and mind mapping.

    When not going screen blind, he goes mountain biking, hiking and surfing.

  • Sam Davies

    Sam is a strange mashup of developer, writer and trainer. By day you'll find him recording videos for Razeware, writing tutorials, attending conferences and generally being a good guy. By night he's likely to be out entertaining people, armed with his trombone and killer dance moves.

    He'd like it very much if you were to follow him on twitter at @iwantmyrealname, seek him out on GitHub, or check his personal site iwantmyreal.name.

  • Jean-Pierre Distler

    Jean-Pierre Distler is an iOS Developer in Braunfels, Germany. He develops apps for 3+ years and is also interested in IT-Security and penetration testing.

    When he's not on his computer he enjoys time with his daughters.

  • Ernesto García

    Ernesto is a Mac and iOS developer from Spain. After 16+ years of experience developing Enterprise applications, now he is an indie developer who focuses on creating great mobile and desktop applications. He's the founder of CocoaWithChurros where he develops Apps for clients as well as his own. You can also find him on Twitter or Github.

  • Jake Gundersen

    Jacob is an indie game developer and runs the Indie Ambitions blog. Check out his latest app - Factor Samurai! You can find him on Twitter.

  • Zoltán Matók

    Zoltán is an iOS and OS X developer from Hungary.
    While he is not working or fiddling with new stuff, he likes to read insightful articles from around the development world.
    https://medium.com/@quinnnorton ftw

  • Gabriel Miro

    There is a long list of Operating Systems, languages, technologies, companies (large and small) I have worked with. The short version is as follows. Today I am an indie iOS an OS X developer. Started back in the seventies as a system programmer for main frames. I am programming for the Mac since 1984 when the Mac was born. Between 1984-1998 I was the co-owner of a Software House, specialising in multi-lingual word processors and desktop publishing applications for the Mac. Was a freelancer for a few years, then joined IBM as a Senior Engineer in development. After leaving IBM, I returned to my old love, i.e. development for the Apple platforms.

    I love cats, photography, cooking, reading, music (listening and playing).

  • Matthew Morey

    Matthew Morey is an engineer, developer, hacker, creator, and tinkerer. As an active member of the iOS community and Director of Mobile Engineering at MJD Interactive he has led numerous successful mobile projects worldwide. He’s the creator of Buoy Explorer, a marine conditions app for water sports enthusiast, and Wrist Presenter, an app that lets you control presentations wirelessly with your smart watch. When not developing apps he enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and surfing. He blogs about technology and business at matthewmorey.com.

  • Hai Nguyen

    Hai is an independent iOS / OS X developer with an architectural background. He enjoys engineering user interface and experimenting with parametric design.

  • Derek Selander

    Derek is an iOS developer currently working at GoDaddy. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, playing classical guitar, and consuming bacon.

    You can find Derek on Twitter or LinkedIn.

  • Marin Todorov

    Marin Todorov is an independent iOS consultant and publisher with complimentary background in server and desktop development.

    He started developing on an Apple ][ more than 20 years ago and keeps rocking till today. Meanwhile he has worked in great companies like Monster Technologies and Native Instruments, has lived in 4 different countries, and (more recently) is one the founding members of the raywenderlich.com tutorial team.

    Besides crafting code, Marin also enjoys blogging, writing books, teaching and training others, and speaking at mobile conferences. He sometimes open sources his code. He walked the way to Santiago.

Sprite Kit Team

  • Michael Briscoe

    I am an Independent Software Developer with over 30 years of programming experience. My platforms of choice are anything Apple, from the Macintosh, to iPad. My specialty is entertainment software, like games, and simulations.

  • Tammy Coron

    Tammy Coron is a writer, musician, artist, and software engineer.

    As an independent creative professional, Tammy spends her time developing software, writing, illustrating, and reminding others that The Impossible Just Takes A Little Longer. She also hosts the Roundabout: Creative Chaos podcast.

    For the most part, Tammy is always working; she’s a contributor on Creative Bloq, iMore, and (of course!) raywenderlich.com. When she’s not earning a living, Tammy enjoys spending time on her farm – in Tennessee – with her husband and their two sons.

    Interested in reading more about Tammy?

  • Morten Faarkrog

    Morten is a twenty-somthing Software Development student and iOS developer from Copenhagen, Denmark. He was first introduced to iOS development around the launch of Swift and has been in love with it ever since. He strives to learn something new about iOS development every single day and he has at least one side project running at all times.

    When Morten isn't developing apps and studying, and his adorable cat isn't riding on his shoulders, he spends his time working out, reading interesting books, and diving into the world of biohacking.

    You can find Morten on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • Jorge Jordán

    Jorge Jordán is an indie iOS developer who spends his spare time trying to make his dreams and games come true at Insane Platypus Games. He likes to travel and to play bass and guitar.

    You can find Jorge on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • Chris Language

    Chris is a seasoned coder with 20+ years of experience. He has fond memories of his childhood with his Commodore 64; more recently he started adding memories of life with his iOS devices. At day, he fights for survival in the corporate jungle of Johannesburg, South Africa. At night he fights demons, dragons and angry little potty-mouth kids online. For relaxation he codes.

    Find Chris on Twitter, his private Blog, and go check out his first published game Bounce-It!

    Forever Coder, Artist, Musician, Gamer and Dreamer.

  • Toby Stephens

    Toby has been a software developer for over 20 years, working mainly
    in the financial sector. He is now Head of iOS Development for
    inplaymaker, based in the UK. In his spare time he tinkers with
    writing iOS games and creating music.

    You can follow him on Twitter.

  • Ajay Venkat

    Hey, I am a 13 year old developer who loves computers! I love to do anything that is related to computers - I do design, animation, programming, 3D games, 2D games and currently learning photogrammetry. I started programming when I was 8 years old and the first language that I learnt was HTML. :P When Im not programming Im playing games such as Team Fortress 2!

  • Ray Wenderlich

    Ray is part of a great team - the raywenderlich.com team, a group of over 100 developers and editors from across the world. He and the rest of the team are passionate both about making apps and teaching others the techniques to make them.

    When Ray’s not programming, he’s probably playing video games, role playing games, or board games.

  • Ken Woo

    Ken is an indie developer with a passion for teaching. He entered the iOS world through working at a digital agency, where he developed a variety of iOS apps for media companies in Canada. These days, he's shifting his focus into teaching others how to code and Sprite Kit is his primary focus.

    You can find him on Twitter and his blog.

Unity Team

  • Joachim Baur

    Joa Baur is a German software developer. He started to code some 20 years ago (anyone remember Macromedia Director 4?). Nowadays he primarily uses Unity3D and WebGL to produce commercial applications like configurators and product presentations.

    Other favorite passtimes include reading/watching scifi and listening to EBM music.

    You can take a look at his projects over on his website

  • Darren Cook

    Darren is a .NET programmer by trade and a practicing game dev/musician/author. Favorite toys: Unity, C#, Visual Studio, Blender, Ibanez S-series 7-string guitars, Sonar Platinum. Activities of Honorable Mention: PC gaming, reading, being his daughter's best friend.

  • Sean Duffy

    Sean is a software engineer by day, and a Unity asset store developer by night. Originating from Africa, but now living in the UK, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, gaming, running, and communicating in GIFs.

    You can find Sean at his personal blog or on Twitter

  • Georgi Ivanov

    Georgi is an independent iOS developer and consultant with background in server-side development. Every so often shares thoughts and experience on his blog. Whenever he's not building apps, he spends his time reading interesting books or concocting a new kitchen disaster.

    You can find Georgi on Twtter and LinkedIn.

  • Brian Moakley

    Brian is not only an iOS developer and fiction writer, he also holds the honor being Razeware‘s first fulltime employee.

    Brian joins Razeware with experience from companies such as ESPN’s online fantasy team and Disney’s Internet Group. When not writing or coding, Brian enjoys story driven first person shooters, reading some great books, and he runs his own "Let's Play" channel on YouTube.

  • Pedro Pereira & Orlando Pereira

    Pedro Pereira and Orlando Pereira are two Portuguese game developers and founders of the Wicked Cat Studios. They both graduated in Informatics Engineering at the University of Beira Interior, Portugal. Currently, they have several projects together, in the fields of mobile computing, namely using the Unity engine.

  • Barbara Reichart

    Barbara Reichart is currently doing her PhD at TUM, where she teaches software engineering and iOS development. In her free time she develops games (Treeo Games). Her first published game is Tw!nkle. You can also follow her on Google+.

    You can find Barbara on Twitter.

  • Eric Van de Kerckhove

    Eric is a belgian hobbyist game dev and has been so for more than 10 years.
    He started with DarkBasic, RPG Maker, Game Maker & XNA and now he makes games using Unity.
    Eric also takes interest in 3D modelling, vector art and playing video games.

Unreal Engine Team

  • Sergey Gonchar

    Game Developer at Belka Technologies. CTO Realaxy. Developer at AwayStudios. Flash/AIR, Unreal Engine, 3D rendering and optimization techniques, Flash Online Conference, Away3D, AwayJS, Alternativa3D

  • Ray Wenderlich

    Ray is part of a great team - the raywenderlich.com team, a group of over 100 developers and editors from across the world. He and the rest of the team are passionate both about making apps and teaching others the techniques to make them.

    When Ray’s not programming, he’s probably playing video games, role playing games, or board games.

Article Team

  • Antonio Bello

    Antonio is a veteran code writer who started tapping on keyboards when memory was measured in bytes instead of gigabytes, storage was an optional add-on, and the most used language was BASIC.

    Today he loves developing iOS apps, writing node.js backends, and he never misses a chance to learn something new.
    He finds Swift a very expressive language, and still thinks Objective C is great and unconventional.

  • Robert Chen

    Robert is an iOS developer at Thorn Technologies, and is currently working on a location-based message board app called ribl .

    He likes buying random gadgets on Amazon, and his current obsession is learning to play bass lines of jPop songs.

  • Felipe Laso Marsetti

    Felipe Laso is a Senior Systems Engineer working at Lextech Global Services. He’s also an aspiring game designer/programmer. You can follow him on Twitter as @iFeliLM or on his blog.

  • Tim Mitra

    Tim is a mobile app developer and artist. He also teaches iOS dev, Swift and Objective-C. Tim also does web development and he runs iT Guy Technologies, a software development company in Toronto, Canada. He studied Fine Arts before there were Macs and he's worked for many years in software development, IT, graphic design, publishing and printing. He is also the founder and host of the MTJC Podcast on app development & business

  • Bill Morefield

    I'm currently a mobile app and web developer who also has worked in networking and servers. I have been doing iOS development for about two years with my most recent app Coming Light released in November. When not online I can usually be found with a camera in hand or outdoors hiking and quite often both.

  • Rui Peres

    Rui has been developing for iOS since 2010, when he started in Portugal. Nowadays, he is an iOS engineer at Just Eat based in London. When he is not helping feeding the UK, you can either find him on Stack Overflow, Github or at codeplease.io. On Thursday you will for sure notice him when you get his awesome newsletter (iOS Goodies). Besides coding, he loves going to the gym (do you even lift bro?) and playing League of Legends.

    You can follow him on Twitter.

  • Pietro Rea

    Pietro is a software engineer at Quidsi, where he builds e-commerce iOS applications for Diapers.com, Wag.com, Soap.com and 7 other brands. Previously, he's worked on the Huffington Post's mobile team. You can find Pietro on Twitter.

  • Cesare Rocchi

    Cesare Rocchi is a speaker, writer, UX designer and developer specializing in web and mobile applications. He began working on interactive applications while he was a researcher in the academia. He runs Studio Magnolia, an interactive studio that creates compelling web and mobile applications. He blogs at upbeat.it and now he is busy working on AppVersion and Podrover. You can find him on Twitter

  • Ray Wenderlich

    Ray is part of a great team - the raywenderlich.com team, a group of over 100 developers and editors from across the world. He and the rest of the team are passionate both about making apps and teaching others the techniques to make them.

    When Ray’s not programming, he’s probably playing video games, role playing games, or board games.

Editorial Team

  • Chris Belanger

    Chris Belanger spends his days developing real-time industrial control applications; he fills the rest of his time with writing, editing, travelling, composing music, enjoying the great outdoors and appreciating the finer things in life.

    Feel free to contact Chris if you're looking for a guy who loves blogging, writing, or editing in the digital realm.

  • Andrea Lepley

    Andrea Lepley is an author, editor, artist and twin. When she's not playing with words or images, she's probably eating cheese.

  • Wendy Lincoln

    Wendy is a full-time project manager by trade, and before that was a prolific, adept copywriter and editor. She has an unusual background that involves a cooking show, culinary school, a passion for writing and teaching, and thousands of miles walked as a political activist. When she's not glued to her computer working or editing brilliant developers' writing in her spare time, you'll find her working on her Date Night-themed cooking show. Contact her through her show, Google+ or Twitter.

  • Bradley Phillips

    Bradley C. Phillips, an editor, splits his time between New York City and the beautiful northwestern Catskill Mountains. He was the first editor to come aboard raywenderlich.com, and he makes sure you've got the clearest, most engaging programming material available, whether you're reading the site's books or tutorials. He has worked as a journalist and previously directed the intelligence department of a New York investigative firm. Right now, Bradley works freelance and pursues his own projects, which include renovating a house and driving a monster truck. Contact him if you need a skilled and experienced editor for your blog, books or anything else.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Reid Belton

    Reid has been developing full-time on iOS and OSX for the past four years, and specializes in complex data-driven apps. He currently works for NTENT, a company that develops semantic search technology.

  • Richard Casey

    Richard Casey is an independent software developer from Naples Florida, specializing in services and solutions for schools. A recent arrival to IOS land, he has been programming since the days of the Altair 8800!

  • Adam Eberbach

    Adam is a full-time iOS developer in Melbourne, Australia, with IBM Research. Many people don't know about us - you'd be surprised what we're doing, so please check out the web site.

    Away from the screen he’s having fun with the family, or woodworking, guitaring or gaming. You can find him on Twitter.

  • Ross O'Brien

    Ross has been a full-time iOS developer since 2010, mostly but not exclusively near Manchester, UK.

  • Marcio Valenzuela

    Marcio is a former biochemist turned computer enthusiast from Honduras. He has a background in ASP, PHP, Flash, and now iOS! Marcio has been developing in iOS since 2009 and has 5 apps on the App Store.

    Marcio loves the outdoors, taking care of the environment, and his 3 year old son. You can find Marcio on Twitter.

Reader App Reviews

  • Ryan Poolos

    Ryan Poolos (@EmperiorEric) is currently CEO of Frozen Fire Studios and subsidiary PopArcade. He builds games and apps exclusively for iOS both internally and for clients. His latest launch is Hand Prix. Get in touch for your next great project.

    Ryan has 5 years of professional iOS experience alongside 10 years of part time graphic design experience and 10 year of web development experience. Ryan loves everything tech and tries hard to stays up with the latest and greatest.

    If you are a reader of this site and you would like your app reviewed, click here!


  • Sam Davies

    Sam is a strange mashup of developer, writer and trainer. By day you'll find him recording videos for Razeware, writing tutorials, attending conferences and generally being a good guy. By night he's likely to be out entertaining people, armed with his trombone and killer dance moves.

    He'd like it very much if you were to follow him on twitter at @iwantmyrealname, seek him out on GitHub, or check his personal site iwantmyreal.name.

  • Brian Moakley

    Brian is not only an iOS developer and fiction writer, he also holds the honor being Razeware‘s first fulltime employee.

    Brian joins Razeware with experience from companies such as ESPN’s online fantasy team and Disney’s Internet Group. When not writing or coding, Brian enjoys story driven first person shooters, reading some great books, and he runs his own "Let's Play" channel on YouTube.

  • Mic Pringle

    Mic Pringle is a developer, editor, podcaster, and video tutorial maker. He's also Razeware's third full-time employee. When not knee-deep in Swift or stood in-front of his green screen, he enjoys spending time with his wife Lucy and their daughter Evie, as-well as attending the football matches of his beloved Fulham FC. You can find Mic on Twitter, GitHub, and Stack Overflow.

  • Jason Resnick

    Jason Resnick is a developer, founder of rezzz.com & WP Field Guides and is a co-host of the WordPress development podcast WP Dev Table. Jason is a sports nut, even if all the teams he follows seem to lose. Follow Jason on Twitter @rezzz

  • Christine Sweigart

    Christine is Razeware's administrative assistant and video editor. For many years she fostered a strong dislike of green screens which grew to a slightly unhealthy obsession. Fortunately, she found her calling in video editing and spends her days now making those detestable green screens disappear! She also helps RW team members and readers alike by answering customer support inquiries and performing administrative duties. When not at the computer she enjoys bonfires and stand-up comedy.

  • Vicki Wenderlich

    Vicki is Ray’s wife and business partner. She is a digital artist who creates illustrations, game art, and a lot of other art or design work for the tutorials and books on raywenderlich.com. She also runs gameartguppy.com, which is a website where she creates free and and inexpensive art assets for game developers to use in their games. When she’s not making art, she loves hiking, a good glass of wine, and attempting to create the perfect cheese plate.

  • Ray Wenderlich

    Ray is part of a great team - the raywenderlich.com team, a group of over 100 developers and editors from across the world. He and the rest of the team are passionate both about making apps and teaching others the techniques to make them.

    When Ray’s not programming, he’s probably playing video games, role playing games, or board games.

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