I’ve been lucky enough to help with the relaunch of Simplenote across iOS, OS X, Android, and the web. I led iOS development as well as contributed to the design across all apps.
I really wanted to learn iOS development, so I dove in head first and decided to make a blogging app for iPad. What followed was 3-4 months of head banging, hair pulling, pure awesomeness. I designed the entire interface, wrote all the code, and created every single pixel you see on the screen. This definitely wasn’t the typical “first” project I normally take on when learning something new. Poster was acquired by Automattic in June 2013 and is no longer available for purchase.
This started as just a fun little personal project for myself. I’ve always been really interested in graphic design — and more recently vector art — so I thought I’d take a crack myself at it. The best way to learn something is to just do it; thus, every day I made a new piece and posted it to the site. Some of them turned out great, others weren’t so fortunate. But nevertheless I learned a huge amount and loved doing it.