2008 – 2012
During the early goldrush days of iPhone Apps, I teamed up with two of my close friends to found Debacle Software.
Together we built Pano, an award-winning panoramic photography app, and Self Image, an innovative app for taking selfies.
Pano for iOS
My work on Pano paved the way for the rest of my career as a mobile app designer.
We at Debacle, along with the rest of the industry, learned all of our lessons out in the field.
Pano for Android
As a natural followup to our initial success, we ported Pano to Android.
Pano for Windows Phone
As sales of Pano continued, we were approached by Microsoft and Nokia to develop a version of Pano for their new Windows Phone 7 mobile OS.
Our goal for this port was to keep all the functionality of Pano while staying in line with WP7's then-radical Metro design language.
Mobile phone cameras around this time had lacklustre cameras, especially the front-facing camera.
In order to use the higher-quality rear camera for selfies, we used computer vision technology to create an app that would automatically take a photo when a face was detected in the frame.