I build software to help make people’s lives calmer and easier.
My work has received 30 million downloads, a dozen awards, and over 300 press features.
Please see my cv for more information.
I am also a classically trained singer.
I believe that our use of digital technologies such as social networks, email, text messaging, hypertext, and even windowed user interfaces is fragmenting our time and making deep thinking more difficult. I am interested in using principles of attention, flow, and contemplation to design technology that allows us more time to contemplate.
After Mobiata’s acquisition, we designed and built Expedia’s official app. It is now a top-5 free travel app in 46 countries with millions of downloads.
“A well designed, efficient way to find and reserve a night’s stay on the fly.” — BBC
Webby Award Nominee, 2012
After FlightTrack’s success, I founded Mobiata to continue developing travel apps. With no external investors, we grew to twelve people and in 2010 were acquired by Expedia.
Inspired by Charles de Gaulle’s flight board, this app became a top-10 bestselling iPhone travel app.
Webby Award, Best Mobile Travel App, 2012
A full itinerary manager for cars, hotels, boats, trains, and more.
“Really easy to use.” — Gadling
I created HotelPal with Mobiata engineer #1, Daniel Lew. It was the world’s first native hotel booking app.
“The app I would have expected to see from the big travel sites such as Expedia and Orbitz.” — Peter Greenberg, CBS News travel editor
FlightTrack was the first map-based flight tracking app, a top-50 bestselling iPhone app, and a top-10 bestselling iPad app.
“A minor masterpiece...brilliant.” — David Pogue, New York Times
Webby Award Honoree, 2011
Apple App Store Hall of Fame, 2010
Top 10 iPhone Apps of 2009 – TIME Magazine
The first iPhone dictionary app, supporting definitions, translations, and synonyms and a dozen languages. It was a top-10 bestselling reference app.
“Impressive iPhone tricks that we haven't seen before.” — Ars Technica
I redesigned and rewrote Ultralingua’s desktop app. A single-window design unified all its language tools and added some new ones, such as full-screen flashcards. An unreleased concept featured a full-screen dictionary view with serendipitous browsing and a design based on a real Samuel Johnson’s dictionary.
4 of 5 mice — Macworld
While at Carleton College I conducted research on machine composition, streaming media, real-time practice feedback software, and pitch perception training.
As an intern, my first project was to add iCal Events functionality to Mac OS X’s built-in Calendar widget. I also contributed major features to iCal and Calendar Store, the iCal API.
iCal Events was a college side project that received over 100,000 downloads in its first month. My first project as an Apple intern was to add this functionality to Mac OS X. Github
4.5 of 5 mice — Macworld