About

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 robert@arles.us and have a look at my personal web page at http://robert.arles.us

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