I am available for hire, specifically on app development for either iOS or Android (or both with a cross-platform project).
I am also available for music production or commissioned artwork. Contact me if you'd like to talk more.
Having been a software developer for over 20 years, briefs are the most important aspect to ensuring that a project meets its goals efficiently and in a timely manner. In my experience it's rare for a client to have a detailed brief or specification ready, and may only have a macro view of a project without having the details filled in.
Of course if you already have a brief that you believe encapsulates everything you want to achieve from a project I'm happy to work from that. However I can provide consultancy during this phase to ensure the brief and specification meet your goals.
With app development I can provide both iOS and Android solutions. Using a cross-platform development system I can develop once and distribute to both sets of devices.
I am happy to work with external design. I can help and advise during the production process. This gives the designer or artist the ability to produce imagery that can be used with the least fuss. Of course I can also provide design services as part of the project. Please see my Art page for an idea of the scope of my styles.
Finally, should an app require it, I can also produce music. I have a professional music production setup, based around the industry standard sequencer Cubase.
It's the proverbial "how long is a piece of string" question, I'm afraid. I approach each project individually and, in conjunction with the client, tailor the services required to the needs and budget of the project. I generally always prefer to provide a fixed cost for a project. This ensures that there's clarity in the relationship. As long as the brief and/or specification is well drafted, this gives you certainty of the finished cost. However, should the goals change during development, this can impact on the final cost.
I am more than happy to attend meetings both before and during projects. Often on larger, more creative projects meeting face to face leads to a better flow of ideas and a much better finished product. Depending on the distance, travel expenses may be required.
I'm eager to get going on 2013 and thought I'd let you all know what's currently on the agenda.
I recently created a game prototype for animation outfit Bird Box Studio based in London.
I've recently been asked by a couple of potential clients about doing some test development for them on apps, prototyping as a first stage to a more involved project. So what is prototyping and what are the benefits?
I use a wide variety of tools day-to-day in my work. Some of the main ones are listed below.