About

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! :]

Video Team

  • 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.

  • Tammy Coron

    Tammy Coron is an independent creative professional and the host of two podcasts — Roundabout: Creative Chaos and Invisible Red. She's also the organizer of Indie DevStock, and the founder of Just Write Code, a small independent production company based in West Tennessee.

    For the most part, Tammy is always working; she’s a contributor on Creative Bloq, Lynda.com, iMore and RayWenderlich.com. When she’s not earning a living, Tammy enjoys spending time on her farm with her husband and their two sons.

    Find out more at TammyCoron.com.

  • 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 as sammyd on GitHub, or check his personal site iwantmyreal.name.

  • 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

  • Brian Moakley

    Brian leads the Unity team at raywenderlich.com and also produces video tutorials on iOS, Unity, and various other topics.

    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 (vzombie.lol).

  • Mic Pringle

    Mic Pringle is a developer first and foremost, but regularly turns his hand to book and tutorial editing, video tutorial making, and hosting the official raywenderlich.com podcast. Mic is 1/6th of Razeware, the team behind raywenderlich.com. An iOS developer by trade, Mic has recently found himself dabbling in Ruby, PHP, and JavaScript.

    When not knee-deep in code, Mic enjoys spending time with his wife Lucy and their daughter Evie, watching his beloved Fulham F.C., and weather permitting, tearing up the English countryside on his Harley Davidson.

  • Marin Todorov

    Part of: Realm and raywenderlich.com. Author of books and apps. More: <a href="http://www.underplot.com">www.underplot.com</a>

  • 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.

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

  • Gemma Barlow

    Gemma has been an iOS Developer since 2009 and loves travel, coffee, wine and code, not necessarily in that order. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she currently calls New York home.

    You can find her on the internet at gemmakbarlow.com and her most recent work for Harry's here. She tweets primarily about iOS on Twitter and would love some extra followers - @gemmakbarlow

  • 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.

  • Maxime Defauw

    Maxime is 16 years old and from Belgium. He is currently studying Ancient Studies and Mathematics. Besides school, he likes to write programming books, develop apps and make tutorials.
    Last year, he was awarded an Apple Scholarship and he has previously worked at multiple iOS Startups. When he's not buried in code, you can find me on a hockey pith or golf course. Check out his website maximedefauw.com or follow him on twitter @MaximeDefauw!

  • Evan Dekhayser

    Evan Dekhayser is the 17 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 software developer from Southern California who is passionate about technology, communication, and helping people become their best. In addition to his role as Swift Team Lead for Ray Wenderlich, he is an organizer for the Orange County iOS developer group and a board member for the non-profit, San Diego iOS group.

    Ray is semi-fluent in spoken and written Japanese and stays healthy by walking, jogging and playing ultimate frisbee. When he is not doing one of those things, he is writing and dreaming of code in Swift. よろしくお願い致します。

  • 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, and an independent consultant at Distilled Bits.

    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.

  • 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 →

  • Chris Pilcher

    I'm a software developer based in Auckland, New Zealand. I help maintain the Swift Algorithm Club.

    Outside of coding, I enjoy video games and skydiving.

  • Cosmin Pupăză

    I blog about Swift and iOS development at cosminpupaza.wordpress.com and on the Swift tutorial team at appcoda.com. When not coding, I play the guitar or read a good book. You can contact me at cosminpupaza@gmail.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

  • Steven Van Impe

    Steven is a computer science lecturer at the University College of Ghent, Belgium. When he's not teaching, Steven can be found on his bike, rattling over cobblestones and sweating up hills.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Automattic, where he primarily works on the WordPress app for iOS. 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 passionate iOS developer who loves creating elegant apps. 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.

  • 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.

  • Bradley Johnson

    I'm a Mobile Developer at Getty Images Inc. in Seattle, Wa. I've been doing iOS for about 4 years now, and just started dabbling in Android as well. 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. When not coding, he can be found with his family playing board games, brewing, gardening, and watching the Yankees.

  • 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. He's also one of the two maintainers for the Swift Algorithm Club. While he's currently entrenched with iOS development, he often reminisces of his aspirations to be part of the efforts in space exploration.

    Outside of programming work, he's an aspiring entrepreneur and musician. 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 Ngo is a writer, guitarist, and developer. After graduating from Virginia Tech, he continued to work with iOS development from an array of companies like Mindsense, IBM, and now Capital One. After work hours, he occasionally writes tutorials for raywenderlich.com.

    When Vincent is not at work, he enjoys coding for fun, playing video games, enjoying time with family and friends, and golfing. With hard work and dedication, he hopes to one day become a golfer good enough to participate in small tournaments.

  • 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.

    When not working on raywenderlich.com, he blogs in the minor leagues at cleanswifter.com.

    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

    iOS developer at Fyusion.
    Pretty 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 first and foremost, but regularly turns his hand to book and tutorial editing, video tutorial making, and hosting the official raywenderlich.com podcast. Mic is 1/6th of Razeware, the team behind raywenderlich.com. An iOS developer by trade, Mic has recently found himself dabbling in Ruby, PHP, and JavaScript.

    When not knee-deep in code, Mic enjoys spending time with his wife Lucy and their daughter Evie, watching his beloved Fulham F.C., and weather permitting, tearing up the English countryside on his Harley Davidson.

  • Jeff Rames

    Jeff works on enterprise healthcare iOS products at AirStrip Technologies. He found his passion in mobile software shortly after the iOS SDK was released, and made it his full time gig in 2011.

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

    Say hi 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

  • 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.

  • Ellen Shapiro

    Ellen Shapiro is the Lead Mobile Developer for SpotHero 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 specializes in mobile- and web-based application development.

  • 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.

  • 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 family, 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

  • A N Sreekumar

    Sreekumar hails from Singapore and works as a solutions architect at Zoliotech. Together with his team of iOS and Android developers, he develops mobile apps for businesses in Singapore and the region. Developing games on Unity is among his favorite areas of work, as is training and grooming young developers.

  • 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.

  • Tom Blankenship

    Tom has been addicted to coding since he was a young teenager, writing his first programs on Atari computers in the early 80s. He currently works as an independent contractor focused on native iOS and Android app development.

    In addition to working on side projects such as Animon Arena, a monster battle puzzle adventure game, he enjoys playing tennis, guitar, and drums, and spending time with his wife and two children.

  • Huyen Tue Dao

    Huyen Tue Dao is a developer specializing in native Android and iOS development, a graduate with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, a member of the Android team at Trello, co-creator of the Android Dialogs YouTube channel, and a Google Developer Expert for Android.

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

    Blog | Google Experts

  • 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 as sammyd 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.

  • Artem Kholodnyi

    Artem is an Android developer with a degree in Aerospace engineering employed by Yalantis, an app development company. Artem has been interested in programming since he wrote his first program on a scientific calculator :P He drinks lots of coffee and reads sci-fi novels.

  • 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 writing something new on his personal blog 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.

  • Vijay Sharma

    Vijay is a mobile engineer, specializing in Android, but has lots of love for iOS and all things mobile. A software engineer for the last 10 years, Vijay spends his days contracting on mobile projects, and by night, attempting to beat his way out a wet machine learning paper bag.

  • Mike Traverso

    Mike has developed systems for enterprise and startups alike. For the past five years he's been focused on developing native apps for iOS and Android. Mike also organizes the Sun Coast Google Developer Group and often gives talks on Android development (and sometimes there are even people in the room when he talks!)

  • Brian Voong

    Brian comes from the Silicon Valley and has dabbled in various projects as an iOS and Android developer. His last major project was leading mobile development for Touch of Modern, managing both AppStore and Play store release cycles.

    Being inspired after instructing an iOS bootcamp course, Brian now also manages his own YouTube channel at LetsBuildThatApp.

    In his free time, you can find him learning languages such as Japanese and Chinese. Traveling the globe is on his current bucket list.

OS X 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.

  • 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 as sammyd 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.

  • Sarah Reichelt

    I started programming in the early 1980s and was an instant Mac fan as soon as I saw my first one.

    When it became possible to write apps for the iPhone, I taught myself Objective-C and started to program for iOS and then for Mac OS X using Objective-C. As soon as Swift was announced, I realised that it would be the next great thing and started reading and learning as much as I could.

    I write my own apps under the name TrozWare and blog (mainly about Swift) at http://troz.net

    I love puzzles, reading (mainly fantasy & sci-fi) and talking about tech and programming.

  • Marin Todorov

    Part of: Realm and raywenderlich.com. Author of books and apps. More: <a href="http://www.underplot.com">www.underplot.com</a>

Apple Game Frameworks Team

  • Ryan Ackermann

    Ryan Ackermann is an iOS developer on The Bible App. Developing iOS apps and games is his passion. Four of his apps are published on the App Store and more are coming. He has been dancing with Swift since it was announced back in June 2014. When he's not programming or designing something in Sketch or Photoshop he spends time with his darling wife Jamie.

    You can usually find him on Twitter @naturaln0va or you can learn more about him by visiting his Personal Site.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brian Broom

    Brian has been tinkering with computers since writing basic programs on IBM PC (with Two! floppy drives). He has done web, database, C++, ruby, and now iOS development. Brian has spent the last few years as a computer science teacher and trainer.

    You can reach him by email or on Twitter.

  • Jairo A. Cepeda

    Jairo is an indie iOS developer from the Caribbean. He founded HalfMagnet on 2010, a small studio releasing iOS Apps and Games.

    When Jairo is not learning how to be a ninja developer, he's teaching General Physics and Topography. He also loves memes and pop culture.

  • 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.

  • Kevin Colligan

    Hi, I'm Kevin, a long-time digital media pro now focused on iOS development (especially SpriteKit.) Since building my first profession website in 1996 (with lots of tables!), I've built websites and apps with the Grammy Awards, Major League Baseball, Fox Sports and more. I've got two satirical SpriteKit games about the 2016 presidential election in the App Store as part of my Candidate Clash series. (One was based on the excellent DropCharge tutorial in 2D iOS & tvOS Games by Tutorials.) See my bona fides @ LinkedIn. Cheers!

  • Tammy Coron

    Tammy Coron is an independent creative professional and the host of two podcasts — Roundabout: Creative Chaos and Invisible Red. She's also the organizer of Indie DevStock, and the founder of Just Write Code, a small independent production company based in West Tennessee.

    For the most part, Tammy is always working; she’s a contributor on Creative Bloq, Lynda.com, iMore and RayWenderlich.com. When she’s not earning a living, Tammy enjoys spending time on her farm with her husband and their two sons.

    Find out more at TammyCoron.com.

  • Morten Faarkrog

    Morten is a twenty-something 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.

  • Kyle Gorlick

    I'm a software developer working mostly on mobile apps and games, including Fatman in Space, Guess That Fart, and Recent Contacts.

    When not developing apps, I like to watch basketball and play volleyball. You can learn more about me and what I'm working on at kylegorlick.com.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chris Language

    Chris is a seasoned coder with 20+ years of experience. He has fond memories of his childhood and his Commodore 64; more recently he started adding more good memories of life with all 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.

    You can find Chris on Twitter.

    Forever Coder, Artist, Musician, Gamer and Dreamer.

  • Neil North

    Neil is an iOS developer / consultant / teacher at Apptly Creative Academy and an Asset Management professional. Neil is also an indie game developer and Swift SME.

    You can find Neil on Twitter.

  • 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

  • Mitch Allen

    Mitch is an independent game developer and tech writer. To download his latest games and book please visit his Web site.

  • Gijs Bannenberg

  • Sean Duffy

    Sean is a software engineer by day, and hobbyist game and tools developer by night. He loves working with Unity, and is also a Unity Asset Store developer with a special focus on 2D tools to help other game developers. Some of Sean's more popular Unity Assets include his 2D Shooter Bullet and Weapon System and 2D Homing Missiles assets.

    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.

  • Todd Kerpelman

    Todd Kerpelman used to be a halfway decent game designer, until he tricked Google into hiring him on as a Developer Advocate, and now he spends his time making YouTube videos. He figures it's just a matter of time until they discover he doesn't know what he's talking about, so he's stockpiling snacks in the meantime.

  • Brian Moakley

    Brian leads the Unity team at raywenderlich.com and also produces video tutorials on iOS, Unity, and various other topics.

    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 (vzombie.lol).

  • 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+.

  • Anthony Uccello

    Anthony is a hardcore gamer and a big fan of League of Legends. The only thing he loves more than playing games is making them with Unity. He has contributed to 2 published games on both iOS and Android. Anthony is the Lead iOS & Android programmer for PumpUp (a health and fitness social network for millions of people). In his little spare time, Anthony is developing a hardcore tactical RPG.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Kishin Manglani

    Kishin has extensive experience building apps. Some of the more notable clients he's worked with are Cover, Venmo, Bustle, and Hatch Labs, which made Tinder. Kishin also teaches all things iOS at General Assembly in New York. Outside of the iOS world, you can find Kishin pursuing some eccentric, new hobby-of-the-month.

  • 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.

  • 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 game is Hand Prix. His latest App is Atoll. Get in touch for your next great project.

    Ryan has 6 years of professional iOS experience alongside 11 years of part time graphic design experience and 8 years 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!

  • Pietro Rea

    Founder & software engineer at Sweetpea Mobile. Co-author of Core Data by Tutorials & iOS 9 by Tutorials.

  • Cesare Rocchi

    Cesare Rocchi is a speaker, writer, UX designer and developer. 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

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. She edits written and video tutorials for RayWenderlich.com, and sells fun, unique coasters for awesome people at YayDelicious.com. She's also written a couple novels. She wishes she had spare time, so she could spend it eating cheese and writing stories about cats.

  • Wendy Lincoln

    Wendy is a full-time project manager (PMP, actually) developing content by day and editing tutorials by night. She has an unusual background that involves a cooking show, coffee, a culinary degree and thousands of miles walked as a political activist. Occasionally she closes her Mac to help her husband with home improvement projects or to get down with some serious yoga routines.

  • Bradley C. 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 material available, whether you're reading the site's books or tutorials. He has worked as a journalist and an EMT and previously directed the intelligence department of a New York investigative firm. Right now, Bradley is a pre-medical student and edits on a freelance basis. Somehow he finds time to pursue 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 mobile developer with IBM in the Melbourne Research Lab. When not building software things he likes building hardware things, fountain pens, computer games, music and riding a bike.

  • Ross O\'Brien

    Ross snuck into the world of iOS development in 2010, and hasn't been thrown out yet. He's a keen Swift developer, enjoys board gaming and ceilidh dancing, and would absolutely love a cup of tea, milk no sugar ta, thank you for offering.
    He currently works 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

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    • 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.

    • 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 as sammyd on GitHub, or check his personal site iwantmyreal.name.

    • Luke Freeman

      A designer who codes, Luke works on the design and front-end development of raywenderlich.com. When he's not building for the web you can find him exploring the great outdoors.

    • Brian Moakley

      Brian leads the Unity team at raywenderlich.com and also produces video tutorials on iOS, Unity, and various other topics.

      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 (vzombie.lol).

    • Mic Pringle

      Mic Pringle is a developer first and foremost, but regularly turns his hand to book and tutorial editing, video tutorial making, and hosting the official raywenderlich.com podcast. Mic is 1/6th of Razeware, the team behind raywenderlich.com. An iOS developer by trade, Mic has recently found himself dabbling in Ruby, PHP, and JavaScript.

      When not knee-deep in code, Mic enjoys spending time with his wife Lucy and their daughter Evie, watching his beloved Fulham F.C., and weather permitting, tearing up the English countryside on his Harley Davidson.

    • 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.

    • Victoria 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.

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