An App Developer, building apps in glasgow, scotland, uk
Fotosyn was started in late 2010 to combine the passion I had for photography and developing software..
For as long as I can remember; I've always wanted to publish software. Back in the days of ZX Spectrums and Amigas, and until only recently this meant you had to go through a software publishing house.
And still, with desktop computers you could only feasibly use that software in one place; indoors and at a desk. Even with the advent of mobile computing with iPAQ and PDAs in the early years of the new millennium; truly mobile, tool based software still seemed a long way off. This all changed with the arrival of the iPhone in 2007.
When the iPhone and App Store opened up a new channel in developing applications coupled with the prospect of accessing a worldwide audience, the opportunity was too great to miss.
My first app Bleach Bypass was launched early 2011, followed by Geló the following year in late 2012. SimplyB&W, which was initially a product of Mr B Ware moved over to the Fotosyn stable in 2013 and has been evolving ever since. Today I have four apps in the App Store and a number of Raspberry Pi Open Source Projects.
The main focus for all of these apps revolve around Photography. It's best to stick to what you know; and to build products that you would use yourself. Having always enjoyed creative technologies, and with the huge growth in the iPhoneography arena, this route has made perfect sense.
There are many apps out there that do many things. My Ethos has always been to start lean, and try to stay lean. This keeps things simple; and makes the apps themselves easier to use.
My apps won't do everything everybody may or may not need; but they do fit into a workflow that is consistent with other tools out there.,The main focus being on photography, And I will always only create apps that preserve the integrity of the images that are processed with them.
Features like Geolocation and EXIF data retention are of paramount importance; and while the apps themselves may have limited feature sets, this is in the belief that whatever they do,, they do it well.
I'm a one man band. Always have been and always will be. I always like to hear from users on their experiences with my apps; and of course ideas on what they might like to see included in future versions. Please get in touch if you would like to connect.
Scotland, UK 2015