I develop apps pre-dominantly for Android, however I have also started creating apps for iOS. At this stage, I have three apps live on the Play Store and two apps live on the App store.
Perhaps my most successful app and also one that I’ve probably put countless hours into. This app is like an informal dictionary of Australian slang - including phrases, words and how to use them. This app is inspired by the fact that my partner - who is an ESL (English as a second language) teacher has students pre-dominantly from overseas and mainly non-english speaking countries. Often times it is challenging for her to be able to explain common Australian phrases to her students and so the content for this app has been provided by her. StrayaMate can be found on the Play Store here and on the App Store here
At one stage I started wanting to branch this app out so it also now features some of my favourite places to visit in Australia.
Aussie As! Stickers (on iOS)
This app is literally a spin-off of Strayamate. It takes some of the most common Strayamate phrases and converts them into iMessage stickers. Pretty basic stuff really. It can be found on the App store here
Orderise (on Android).
Orderise is just a fun app I wrote to catalogue coffee orders for large groups. The inspiration for this app actually comes from years of struggling to get my name across in coffee shops in Melbourne, which tend to be loud. My name spelled phonetically is Hersch, however when spelled is Harsh. Often times when asked for the name of my order would result in the order name being completely munged. Some examples: “Taj”, “Raj” (which I suppose is fair enough due to my east indian heritage? I am not sure), often times it would come back as Harris or Harry. The struggle was real.
Eventually, I started using fake names - some of my favourites were David, James and Matt. Orderise takes the hassle out of name generation by randomly generating a name for your coffee order.
Orderise can be found on the Play Store here on the Google playstore.
Address book Sync (on Android).
Before I delve into this discussion I’d just like to make a note that any references to Apple, Google, Android or iPhone across this site are instructional only. There is no copyright infringement intended.
Address book sync started off as embry.io - it was supposed to be a framework like Apple’s icloud for Android. Android is different to the iPhone in many ways but one of the biggest distinction is how Android’s installation varies for each manufacturer. OK, sure, your Google account can sync your contacts across multiple devices but different manufacturers have their own implementations on how phone data is synced and this varies between when you have a HTC phone. embry.io was supposed to be this missing link but unfortunately, it didn’t get the dedication, time and effort it required. In any case, this now slightly defunct project still rolls on and we’ve got a bit more than a 150 downloads. Address book sync lets a user upload, backup and download their phone’s contact data to Dropbox.
Address book sync can be found here on the Google playstore.