Shotgun Review - My First iOS App

I'm proud to announce that Shotgun Review, my first iOS app, was released today at SIGGRAPH, and it is now available in the App Store. The app requires a Shotgun site and login, but you can get a sneak peak in the video below. Or, if you're curious about seeing all of Shotgun in action, sign up for a free trial.

It has been a really satisfying experience to climb the iOS development learning curve. I've dabbled in Mac and iOS development for a long time, but I've learned a ton by building and shipping a real app. Early on, I struggled when I needed to venture off the UIKit golden path of a navigation controller and some table and collection views. But over time, I got the hang of Auto Layout, view controller containment, Core Animation, AVFoundation, etc., all of which helped to build more advanced features and polished UIs for Shotgun Review.

I'm looking forward to learning more about iOS (and Mac) development over the coming months. In particular, I want to write some non-trivial code in Swift, so I've come up with an idea for a little project that I'm going to start building soon. If all goes well, I'll write a blog post or two about the project, and I'll release the code on GitHub.

I have a few consulting projects lined up for the fall, but I am interested in collaborating on iOS/Mac development projects. If something comes to mind that we could work on together, let's talk! I'm @mattdaw on Twitter, or email me at