Entrepreneurship

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MegatonApps

I’m the co-founder and President of MegatonApps, a mobile design studio dedicated to creating meaningful mobile experiences for iOS platforms.  Since its inception, MegatonApps helped demonstrate the potential of mobile applications to some of the biggest names in entertainment, sports, hospitality, food/beverage, fashion, digital media and more. At MegatonApps, I…

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SideShow

A dock for iPhone 5 that works equally well in landscape and portrait modes, SideShow is ideal for watching movies or videoconferencing on iPhone, two tasks for which most docks are ill-suited. As a Made in Duval project, SideShow was developed and produced in Jacksonville, Fla. by myself and Patrick…

I came up with the idea for Trubador originally at PAX East, a conference in Boston. Watching musician Jonathan Coulton wield a giant, custom-made music box on stage, I thought of Apple’s Garageband app for iPad, which I had been tested earlier that day. A thought occurred: musicians needed a…

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Made In Duval

In early 2012, Patrick Duffy and myself founded Made in Duval, a new venture dedicated to spurring a resurgence in domestic manufacturing in Jacksonville, Fla.  Made in Duval was founded with the intent to bring Trubador, a hands-free iPad case, into production. Our goal was to design and fabricate great products…

Pioneering the iPad App Marketplace Originally released in June 2010 after completing development in the Spring, Multitaskers was one of the first apps released on the App Store for iPad and remains one of the few of its kind today.  The app restores several critical features found on the iPhone…

The present is gaming’s golden age. Never before have gamers had access to so many interactive experiences, new and old, on a wider variety of platforms, through a more convenient collection of distribution channels. The playing field has never been as level for independent developers, and gaming’s heavyweights have never…

The World’s Most Popular Card Game Levels Up I designed PowerUp Poker to put a new twist on the world’s most popular card game in the form of two dozen different PowerUps that can turn tables and change fortunes. PowerUp Poker adds a new layer of fun and intrigue to…

In April 2014, I launched PointsAway: The Definitive Guide To Free Flights & Nights Worldwide, appearing first exclusively on iBooks for iPad and Mac. This guidebook, weighing in at 25 chapters and more than 330 pages, covers key concepts and secrets for free travel before diving into comprehensive reviews of…

At PointsAway, I help readers learn how to use frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty programs to turn their travel dreams into reality. Readers are encouraged to submit trips that are used as the basis for articles explaining step by step what frequent flyer, hotel or bank reward programs can be used…