iHeartRadio Android & Fire TV
September 2018 – Present
As the lead developer I worked closely with product, design, and stakeholders to re-build the iHeartRadio Android TV and Fire TV apps using Kotlin, agile methodologies, pair programming, and test driven development. I was also the technical consultant on other projects with iHeartRadio focusing on Android Auto and iOS CarPlay.
iHeartRadio is a free broadcast and internet radio platform owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. It was founded in April 2008 as the website iheartmusic.com.
LA Automobility 2018 Grand Prize Winner & Showcased Partner at CES 2019 with Ford
November 2018 – February 2019
With a team of 3 other software engineers and the Director of Product at TribalScale, we won the grand prize of $40,000 in the LA Auto Show® and AutoMobility LA™ competition known as Code AutoMobility LA Hackathon, sponsored by Visa and General Motors.
Our winning prototype was powered by Android Auto and Google's Dialogflow using GM and Visa APIs to build an in-car AI-driven e-commerce platform which allows consumers to purchase items directly from the vehicle for curbside pickup, eliminating parking needs.
2019 NBA All-Star Google Assistant Action
October 2018 – January 2019
Honda Dream Drive
February 2018 - October 2018
Honda Dream Drive is a suite of apps (for both the driver and passenger) based on the “In-Vehicle Payment” and “Dream Drive” concepts announced at CES 2017.
Cyanea – Open Source Theme Engine for Android
January 2018 - Present
Cyanea is a powerful, dynamic, open source theme engine I developed. It's named after Octopus Cyanea which is adept at camouflage and not only can change color frequently, but also can change the patterns on and texture of its skin.
In Android, themes and resources are immutable. Therefore, many developers claimed a theme engine allowing colors and resources to change programmatically and at runtime was impossible. I like to push the boundaries and find solutions to make the impossible possible in a beautiful way.
JRummy Apps acquired by Maple Media
In October of 2010, I founded JRummy Apps — a software company with a keen focus on Android. I solely developed, published, marketed, and maintained over 20 applications, 2 of which were top-10 ranking paid apps on Google Play for several consecutive years.
At the time of acquisition over 60 million people had downloaded an app published by JRummy Apps Inc.
File Managers for Android
June 2011 – July 2017
I have developed several file managers, published under JRummy Apps Inc. and Maple Media LLC., with over 20 million downloads and enjoyed by millions of monthly active users.
These projects required a deep understanding of the Android file hierarchy and SELinux permissions and file system. The apps have integrations with cloud based storage systems including Google Drive, DropBox, Box, and OneDrive.
Development also included a SQLite database editor, a sophisticated text editor for code, an APK analyzer and decompiler, audio and video players, an archive explorer and extractor (RAR, TAR, ZIP), and advanced superuser features and integrations with TWRP and ClockworkMod recoveries.
AndroidProcesses – Open Source Library
January 2015 – September 2017
Developed an open source alternative to retrieving running process info on Android 5.0+.
October 2011 – July 2017
I am the sole developer of ROM Toolbox, an all-in-one utility app—ranking in the overall top-15 paid apps category and top-25 grossing apps category on the Google Play Store from 2012-2015—with over 80,000 5-star reviews. It is a "must have app" for every Android power user.
ROM Toolbox combines many top-ranking utility applications into one app, typically saving paid-users up to 85% on app purchases. ROM Toolbox has been featured on LifeHacker, Android Police, XDA-Developers, Droid-Life, Android Central, RootzWiki and other popular Android websites and blogs.
FontFix – Install Free Fonts
September 2011 – July 2017
I developed the top-ranking font installer app on Google Play. It offers over 4,300 fonts, allows users to install fonts downloaded from the web, and supports FlipFont by Monotype Imaging Inc.
I published two open source libraries on GitHub while developing the app:
Lollipop Land 🍭
In the game you fly bugdroid and his friends through the Android dessert forest, through a sea of swirly twirly lollipops, and jump your way through a land of tasty nerdy desserts.
April 2010 – July 2017
I developed several "root" applications published by JRummy Apps which are now owned and operated by Maple Media. Swipe through to view more utility apps I developed for power users.
What is root?
The name root is the user name or account that by default has access to all commands and files on the Android operating system. Rooting an Android device is simply the process of gaining full, privileged, or admin control of a device, thus allowing ‘root access’ or ‘superuser’ permissions.
Overclock for Android
October 2010 – January 2012
Overclock for Android was my first successful app published on Google Play in October 2010, ranking in the top-10 paid apps category. It was mentioned on CNN Tech as an app "to help you diagnose problems or improve performance." It was highly adopted as the go-to app for overclocking after an article by droid-life.com highly recommended it. Although the app's UI/UX feels outdated today, it was revolutionary for the genesis of Android.