Mobile Apps from 2008 - Present

Over the past six years, I have managed creation, development, and launch of over 30 iOS and Android apps. I started creating and building mobile apps in 2008 when I launched CBS EyeMobile on iPhone, with Treemo Labs, for CBS Interactive. It was the first iPhone app to launch for one of the big 3 US television networks. Following are some of the most interesting apps that I have released, with my team at Treemo Labs, since 2008.

Flowboard for Mac and iPad

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Last updated August 2014
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From May 2012 to July 2014, I led product design and UX for an app called Flowboard for iPad and Mac. The mission of Flowboard is to revolutionize how people create and share presentations on mobile devices and the web.  To develop this product, I led our design and engineering teams from ideation through launch.  Flowboard for iPad went live in April 2013 and won the Tabby award for Best Personal Productivity app in 2014.  After launching on iPad, we re-imagined the app UX for Mac and launched in the Mac App Store July 2014.    

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60 Minutes for iPad and iPhone

 

Last updated Feb. 18th 2014
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Since 2010, I have lead the team of developers who create 60 Minutes for iPad and iPhone.  In addition to working as the technical product manager on this project, I have written framework level code that powers nearly every screen of this app. 60 Minutes has won more Emmy Awards than any other primetime broadcast, including a special Lifetime Achievement Emmy.  I am extremely proud to have had a lead role in bringing this product to life with CBS Interactive.

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48 Hours iPad

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Last updated Feb. 18th 2014
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In summer of 2011, on the heels of the success of 60 Minutes on iPad we developed a unique app with our partner CBS Interactive for 48 Hours, their hit crime show.  I lead the team of developers who built this app and worked closely with CBS Interactive from inception through launch.   Our development team worked hard to make this more than “just another video content app.”

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CBS This Morning for iPad and iPhone

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Last updated Feb. 18th 2014
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CBS This Morning was the 10th full featured app that I launched with CBS Interactive.  It went live on March 12th 2012 and went on to win a Mobile Excellence Award later in the year.   I had the pleasure of leading our development team and working closely with designers and the product team at CBS.  This app features an interface that updates synchronously while the show airs.   In addition to leading the project, I had an opportunity to rewrite our middle layer API integration tier and create a new PHP integration layer called JitJ.  JitJ has since become the standard for how we integrate with partner APIs.

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To The Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis for iPad

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The “To The Brink” app brings the National Archives and its JFK Library and Museum exhibit to iPads. This beautifully designed app contains many of the same photographs, documents, and recordings found in the exhibit — allowing people unable to visit the exhibit a chance to experience one of the most extraordinary moments in American history.

We took this project initially because we wanted to test the side scrolling presentation format that was going to be the trademark feature of our Flowboard interactive presentation authoring app.  We saw “To The Brink” as a great way to validate our new Flowboard presentation format prior to launching the actual Flowboard app, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the response that we got.  Gizmodo made “To The Brink” app of the day and said that “apps like these are one of the reasons for having a tablet.”.

CNET News for Android and iPhone

 

 

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Launched August, 3rd 2010

CNET News for iOS and Android was an extremely popular app that I developed with my team at Treemo Labs in partnership with CNET.  I led the development team that built this app and also wrote the majority of framework level code that powered the iOS version of the app.

The  app features article bookmarking,  reading news in full-screen mode on your Android or iPhone , mobile-optimized searching, and resizing fonts while reading. Users could also share news stories to friends using installed networking apps on their Android phones, or using in app social features on iPhone.

Big Brother Android Phone and Tablet

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Launched July 7, 2011

Watch live feeds from the Big Brother House, 24 hours a day 7 days a week with this app.   Big Brother is a Reality TV series that keeps cameras on participants for the entire time they occupy the show house.  Bringing these feeds to mobile meant that fans had a 24/7 connection with the show’s cast. The 2011 series premiered on CBS on July 7, 2011 and lasted ten weeks until the live finale on September 14, 2011. The season premiered to a total of 7.89 million viewers.

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Survivor for Android and WebOS

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Launched Survivor Samoa for Palm Pre on September 17, 2009
Launched Survivor Hereos Vs Villain on  February 11, 2010 and  Nicaragua on September 15h, 2010 both for Android.

I worked closely with Director of Apps and Games at CBS Interactive to create the basic product design and programmed the first installment of the app for the  Samoa season.  The app allows users to learn about each character on the show, dig into hidden facts in the Survivor Guide and watch full episodes and clips.  The app featured a player of the week game where fans could vote on which cast member would be the player of the upcoming week’s show–more accurate guesses resulted in more points.  Overall, I had a great time helping to bring this hit TV show to two mobile platforms.

Seelebrity for iPhone

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Launched November 2008

Seelebrity is a citizen journalism app for aspiring paparazzi.  Users could stalk celebs and post snap shots of famous people to this online social network.  The app allowed users to rate their favorite pics and increase visibility of shots that the user community felt were noteworthy. Our team had a lot of fun creating, designing, and building this app.  Seelebrity was originally created for Viacom/MTV, but was 100% built on the imaginings of designers and developers at Treemo Labs.  I was the project lead and sole iOS developer on this app.

CBS Eye Mobile

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Launched September 2008

Right before the App Store first went live in 2008, I began creating CBS EyeMobile for iPhone as a personal side-project.  The goal was to design an iPhone app that enabled users to upload, view, and comment on videos and photos posted by other “citizen journalists”.  CBS EyeMobile iPhone becoma the first iPhone app  launched by one of the big 3 US television networks.

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