AstroCat

Involvement

Designer, developer, tester and publisher. 

What

Enter Stella, the AstroCat. She's the only remaining cat in the galaxy. Your mission as Stella, should you choose to accept, is to defend the moon you call home from the space dogs. 

Grab some catnip, and prepare yourself for an onslaught. Destroy as many space dogs as possible with your amazeballs fire fur balls. Can you make it to the end of the Level 1 song, or beat the high-score of 60,000 points?! Maybe dogs really are a stronger species....

Go get 'em, Stella. You're a galactic wildcat now. Show them you've got more than a cat scratch.

How

Objective-C using 2D SpriteKit gaming framework. Incorporates scenes, nodes, NSArray texture animations, physics, velocity, collision, sound effects, CPU node count management, randomized enemy spawning and particle systems, etc. Artificial intelligence utilized to keep score and manage lives in the HUD. NSTimeInterval accessed to make game more challenging as time elapses. Category bitmasks used to enable simple bitwise AND/OR operations. Dynamic game run loop structured to enable restart with touch.

When

2015

Where

App Store


SoCloud

Involvement

Designer, developer, tester and publisher. 

What

Are there clouds in Southern California (SoCal) right now? Enter SoCloud - your source for the quickest, simplest answer. 

Other weather have confusing interfaces, functionality that's just too complex, are riddled with ads and give you may more data than you care to see. You just want to know if you need to wear a coat into work today. Let's face it - your not moving from SoCal anytime soon; so who cares about weather elsewhere. If you check the SoCal weather 2+ times a day and just want a quick, automatic and simple answer, download SoCloud!

How

Implements network code in concurrent manner using Swift and Cocoa Touch frameworks. Fetches JSON data from forecast.io (a very reliable, RESTful web API) via network calls, initializes dictionary then uses methods to clean up data before setting property values to display on the user interface. Utilizes alert views to handle connectivity errors gracefully so that app can function in an offline state.

When

2015

Where

App Store


meCV

Involvement

Designer, developer, tester and publisher. 

What

Take a whimsical journey through Jason Meinzer's CV!

How

CV presented in a master-detail UI from a custom data model class achieved by passing CV section objects using segues through multiple view controllers.

When

2015

Where

Private Distribution (via Apple's TestFlight)


Yme4u

Involvement

Designer, developer, tester and publisher. 

What

10 random highlights of Jason Meinzer's professional background. 

How

10 reasons from an array are displayed randomly with custom views and view controllers by modeling a structured data layer with variables, arrays, collections and control structures.

When

2015

Where

Private Distribution (via Apple's TestFlight)


Zagster

Involvement

Full visibility into entire development and publish life-cycle. 

What

Zagster bike share members use Zagster's mobile app to join networks, find networks, check-out bikes, check-in bikes and receive support. 

How

Trigger.io with Microsoft Azure, etc. 

When

2014

Where

App Store and Google Play


Rewardeed

Involvement

Project Manager, Product Architect, Product Design Manager, Interface Designer, Development Manager, Tester and Publisher. 

What

Rewardeed rewards you for doing good deeds such as bicycling, recycling, volunteering and environmentally-friendly purchases. Do good deeds, verify in real time, earn rewards and compete against your facebook friends.

How

Utilized Eclipse IDE with Android SDK and Studio testing tools. Fully integrated Facebook connect to enable users to log-in and post logged deeds to increase social media virality. Seamlessly connected, read and wrote to in-app relational SQLite database while binding model data to UI components. Accessed phone microphone and accelerometer to validate motion for logged bike rides. Integrated mapping and GPS location-based services. Co-Authored the world's only (patent pending) carbon methodology in the bike sharing industry (and one of just several in the transportation industry) that was approved by the United Nations, to leverage algorithms within to enhance app award points framework. 

 

When

2012

Where

Google Play


Ride off Carbon

Involvement

Product Architect, Tester and Publisher. 

What

Log bicycle trips in lieu of trips in your vehicle to track your carbon savings. 

How

Utilized Eclipse IDE with Android SDK and Studio testing tools. Seamlessly queried database from the Environmental Protection Agency with over 20 years of data on 20,000+ vehicle models. Integrated mapping and GPS location-based services. Leveraged algorithms from a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study to enhance carbon tracking data framework. 

When

2011

Where

Google Play