I independently design and develop various iOS apps to fill any voids that I see in everyday mobile life, or to improve upon an existing app in the App Store that I feel doesn't serve its function well. These are mainly in the genre of Productivity on the App Store.
See my apps page for more information and to download the apps.
A group of 3 peers and myself wrote ScheduleCMU, intending to bring about a change in the way the Carnegie Mellon community creates and views academic schedules. ScheduleCMU allows CMU students to plan their academic schedules anywhere with our robust mobile and desktop clients.
ScheduleCMU boasts a feature called CourseEvents, which consolidates ad-hoc course events like TA office hours and review sessions into a central place.
I developed several custom iOS UI elements and useful wrappers around other frameworks for use in my own apps, and figured that other developers might find it useful as well. So I modularized and documented my code as much as I could to turn them into open-source frameworks for public consumption.
These frameworks are licensed under the MIT license, and available for download on my GitHub page.
I delivered an hour-long workshop session at CMU's TartanHacks CrashCourse 2013 about beginning iOS development, covering the basics of Objective-C and the most crucial knowledge to get started. An app "TartanHacks" (that simply displays the events's schedule) was developed during the session as a demo of the concept of the iOS Model-View-Controller (MVC) model.
I approached the CMU Multimedia team during my first semester in freshman year, and brought to them the idea of an official iPhone app for the university. On top of my school workload and in my free time, I then worked with the team to develop version 1.0 of the app. Currently at version 2, it has since flourished into a pocket-knife of sorts for campus life, used by the entire Tartan family.
See cmu.edu/cmuapp for more information.
I developed the iPad keyboard app Radial. This was the very first thumb-typing keyboard app specially designed for the iPad on the App Store. It garnered international media attention for its innovativeness and clinched the #14 Top App for Productivity in the US store and respectable rankings in over fifty other stores worldwide. The idea was conceived in conjunction with a friend, Linus Lim, who then worked with me to pen the designs for the app.
See my apps page for more information.
I was approached by Singapore's National Day Parade 2011 Executive Committee to write the official iOS app for NDP - the single largest annual national event. I worked with various committees such as Branding and Publicity in order to draft, code, and test the app from ground up. Yearly, thousands of Singaporeans competitively ballot for tickets to watch the Parade through the website. In 2011, the app I wrote presented a new way for everyone to do this on-the-go.
This app has since been replaced by the 2012 iteration of NDP.