Moggy Tech (Claire) is able to develop new products for tech startups, maintain existing apps or add new features to mobile applications either directly for clients, or for agencies for their clients. Consultation on designing and building any of the above is also available. Based in Berkshire, UK, work can easily be done for clients across the world thanks to the wonders of the internet, and collaboration tools such as Slack, Hangouts, and Skype.
Moggy Tech Ltd is primarily Claire Knight, though I use a network of trusted people to help me deliver some contracts depending on timelines and scope. I can manage everything for you!
I write native mobile apps for iOS and Android, and build APIs. My specialism is the iOS and Apple ecosystem though I have many years of experience with Java, Rails, and backends.
I do it because I love it! I love creating beautiful and usable apps, and delighting users. It’s not always as straightforward as that makes it sound, but I’ll do my damnedest to achieve the almost impossible.
I am based in the UK, which means I work on GMT/BST. But that does not stop me working with you wherever you are in the world. I have plenty of experience liaising with people in different timezones. Email, Basecamp, JIRA, GitHub, Slack, etc. all make this very easy.
After seeing how well it worked for some, I decided to fully embrace remote working. Since then I’ve got a fantastic sit/stand desk setup with a MacBook Pro and ultrawide external monitor. A force touch pad alongside and I’m all set! It’s been fantastic for me, and for my clients. Though communication is key. Don’t shun remote workers – help make it work. It’ll widen your opportunities for working with people and improve your communication and processes.
After spending years with Objective-C (both pre and post ARC), Apple introduced a new kid on the block. Which I was at first hesitant to use, but once I did… I love this language and it has improved so much in such a short space of time.
As an experienced Java developer, and someone who had battled with frustrating build systems (this was pre-gradle), I stepped into a void to help out with some Android development and got quite immersed into the ecosystem.
A chance encounter and a desire to learn a new technology brought me to the Apple mobile ecosystem. I’ve been addicted ever since!
Spending a lot of time with Ruby on Rails and ExtJS (now Sencha) developing an app in a browser. Sadly I never got to work on the mobile version, even though I worked on the server and client of the main desktop product.
Working with transcoding (WAP, WML) back in the day for the smartphones that quite honestly were not smart at all. And couldn’t even render most HTML!
A research degree in Computer Science, working with visualisation for program comprehension. This involved grammars and parsing as well as generating visuals.
I completed my first degree at the University of Durham.
iPhone or iPad apps (or universal). Apple Watch and TV. Just let me know what you need.
Android development is a different beast, not only because of the language and platform but because of the myriad devices available. If you can help me out with test devices, I can help you with code.
Do you want to discover more about whether your ideas are feasible? That’s something else I can offer. I use my technical knowledge to ensure that what I propose is actually able to be implemented rather than salespeople who just want to sell you a service.
I’ve written many APIs over the years, and I know what a good one looks like when I work with it. If you need a hand with something like this I can help. I’m a huge fan of JSON, and not so much of verbose XML.
I’m most up to date with Ruby on Rails but am a quick learner and will pick up anything required for the task at hand. I’m happy to work with either your DevOps team or platforms like Heroku or AWS for both staging and production deploys.
Are you developing a new product and need guidance or an extra pair of hands? Do you want to create apps across a range of platforms? Are you in need of a freelancer on retainer to support your app(s)? Or are you an agency needing to fill a gap in resources to meet your obligations? For all of these, just give me a shout!Get in touch