My name is Robert Arles. I live in southern California equidistant from LA and Orange county.
This site will host some of the applications I develop, hopefully gobs and oodles of them.
Quick Background on me:
I was working as a systems engineering team lead and was laid off at the end of January 2009. I started working the traditional methods of looking for work as a systems engineer, and was pretty disappointed with the job market, but saw it as an opportunity to learn something new.
I started learning iPhone development about a month later. My first app to make the App Store was TwitterTrak. A simple twitter search app that allows searching for peoples names, #hashtag topics, messages to or from a user etc. Twittertrak took me about a month while I learned how to use a Mac and an iPhone, Objective-C, Apple's MVC framework, and the basics of the API. Don't tell my wife, but I think I fell in love with Objective-C.
My second iPhone app was BeTwittered for the iPhone. This one was a full Twitter client. It did all of the basics that would be expected, including photo sharing, an integrated web browser, and a bunch of other little features.
My development skills are growing rapidly and I'm loving it. I have every intention of making this my future. I think I'm well rounded and will do well at this.
I also have experience doing web development with BeTwittered, a web app which peaked around 40k unique users per day, TwitterSearch, and BeTrendy.
I'm currently working with Java, TestNG, and Selenium as a Software QA Engineer for Citysearch.com at Citygrid Media, and using Python + Django to create web apps for Citysearch and in my personal time.
If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me at email@example.com and have a look at my personal web page at http://robert.arles.us