Alex McPherson

Kingsnorth · Ashford · Kent · 07593 586977 · alex@my-mo.co.uk

I am a passionate iOS Developer and I have been freelancing since 2011 developing native iOS Apps for local government, radio and media under the trading name of my-mo.

As well as developing iOS apps I have built many frontend and custom backend solutions for paying customers using various web technologies such as AWS, Firebase and other custom implementations using JS, PHP and MySql.

After working as a freelancer for several years with crossover permanent developer roles for various companies I've decided to pursue a full time career devoted to iOS Development working for an exciting startup or an established business going forward. I would like to gain exposure and experience working as part of a larger iOS Development team after working alone as a sole developer for several years.

Experience

my-mo

Freelance iOS Developer

Native freelance iOS development for businesses, clientele includes local government, radio & media. Currently I have x6 iOS apps in the AppStore for the above clients. All applications are developed specifically using Apples Cocoa Touch frameworks, programmed natively in Objective-C using MVC & OOP best practices. All apps have been built with an accompanying custom remote administration system, allowing our customers to update parts of their apps in real-time and on the fly.

Jan 2011 - Present
Macaroni Holdings

Development and IT Support Manager

During my time here I have built several in house business applications for iOS written nativley in Swift 3 & using Firebase. Those ventures have included solutions for the restaurant industry, SME payment solutions using Braintree & Stripe gateways. I have built several backend systems, websites & web scrapers for various other startups whilst managing a small IT infrastructure. I also designed and produced several printed materials.

Apr 2016 - Nov 2017
IT Workshop

Lead Web Developer

I was hired to develop custom online tax legislation tests specifically IR35 & CIS. During my time here I then went on to develop custom CMS’s, Websites & Lead Generation systems for the group of sister umbrella companies. All products were developed manually using HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript /jQuery & Bootstrap.

Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
PageSuite

iOS App Submissions/Developer/Web Sys Admin

I took on several roles whilst here. I solely managed the internal IT infrastructure & supported the remote AWS infrastructure that powers the PageSuite platform. I also managed the iOS app submission process of PageSuites huge AppStore presence. I later on was hired as a developer for the internal custom PageSuite CMS systems, prior to becoming a freelance iOS Developer full time. (my-mo)

Oct 2010 - Apr 2013

Skills

Mobile Development
Programming Languages
Tools & Frameworks

Interests

Apart from being a developer I love spending time with my family and friends. I am married to my beautiful wife Lindy of 15 years and we have two small girls who like to keep us both on our toes!

Like most I love listening to music of all varieties and watching many a flick especially the 80s action variety starring my favourites Van Damme & Arnie.

I regularly visit the gym to stay fit and like to run at least a couple of times a week. To relax I like to geek out and read all about iOS Development old and new to learn new skills and stay ahead of the curve as best I can.

AppStore Portfolio

SmarterPlay

Kent County Council

Recycle for Southampton

Southampton City Council

Recycle for Burnley

Burnley Borough Council

Recycle for Ashford

Ashford Borough Council

Recycle for Maidstone

Maidstone Borough council

PCRateCard

Presteinge Broadcast Hire

RFM

Radio for Maidstone

PayTapper

Macaroni Holdings

*Unfortunately some of these apps are longer present in the AppStore due to ever changing client needs & processes.

Testimonials

SmarterPlay

Sandra Mortimer

Kent County Council
SmarterPlay

I worked with Alex who developed an award winning app SmarterPlay. Not only did the app meet all the requirements but I found Alex to be very responsive to the changes in the spec and he came up with excellent ideas to improve the visuals and functionality. He designed the back end to maximise autonomy and other professionals in the field have been interested in developing something similar. Alex provides ongoing support and is always willing to discuss and support with upgrades and swiftly resolves the very few issues that pop up. Alex is creative and quick to provide solutions and has a sound knowledge in his field.

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Mike Ransome

Presteigne Broadcast Hire
PCRateCard

We are a broadcast rental company and have worked and known Alex McPherson for some time. Alex developed our rate card mobile app which was extremely successful and highly recommend Alex's skill and capabilities. He is a very innovative developer and project manager and a valuable asset to all his customers.

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Jonathan Dyer-Slade

Southhampton City Council
Recycle for Southampton

From the word go, my-mo have provided an exceptional service, producing the Recycle for Southampton app which not only supports but enables us to improve the recycling performance within the City. The app has facilitated the ability to help educate residents and provide a modern and effective form of contact. If at any point there were areas that we felt needed amending to the Councils individual needs, the my-mo team were fast and effective at implementing these changes. This app is not only a great tool for our residents, but something that is easy and useful to us as an authority too. So, if you want a company that understand the importance of both customer care and functionality, these are your guys!

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Steve Mills

Ashford Borough Council
Recycle for Ashford

my-mo has been instrumental in helping us achieve this goal, within budget and ahead of schedule. Alex of my-mo has been helpful throughout the project, consistently meeting tight deadlines and most importantly he has managed to successfully adapt to our ever changing needs. We have found him to be knowledgeable, professional and efficient on all levels. We are extremely pleased to be able to offer Ashfords residents a user-friendly tool to aid the challenge of recycling. We would highly recommend Alex and my-mo to any local authority seeking application development

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Paul O'Grady

Maidstone Borough Council
Recycle for Maidstone

During the lifetime of the project we found my-mo responsive to our needs and always willing to help and give advice. It was a refreshing change to work with a development company that went the extra mile. I would happily work with them again and would recommend this young company to anyone wanting to develop their mobile app portfolio.

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Alex Burke

Bibimoney
RecycleApps

I Have worked with Alex on many successful projects. He has a wide skill set and is an extremely hard working, dedicated person. He has a keen eye for detail and design, from the way a product looks to the efficiency of how its put together. Alex is a very dependable, reliable person and I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again at any point. A complete professional he would be an asset to any business.