My name is David Smith. I’m an independent iOS and Mac developer based in Herndon, VA.
Since 2006, I have owned and operated Cross Forward Consulting, a small company focusing on creating applications for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. My most successful apps include My Recipe Book and Audiobooks. These, and my other apps, are all described in detail on my Apps page.
I’m a big fan of podcasts. My favorite shows are Build & Analyze, Hypercritical, The Incomparable, and The Talk Show. I host a weekly podcast called Developing Perspective discussing Apple related topics.
I spend most of my time each day in Xcode on my 15” Retina MacBook Pro connected to a 27” Apple LED Display. I type on a Microsoft Natural keyboard and prefer using a Razer Deathadder Black mouse. Usually listening to soundtracks or a podcast through a pair of Etymotic HF3 earbuds. When recording Developing Perspective I use a Rode Podcaster. My text editor of choice is TextMate.
My iPhone is rarely more than 6 feet from me twenty-four hours a day. While I own many iPads for testing and development, I find that in practice I use them very rarely. Instead, using my iPhone for almost all applications where the iPad would fit in.
You can find me online in the following places: