Hi, my name is Ashteya Biharisingh. I live in Ireland 🇮🇪 at the moment but am originally from Suriname 🇸🇷 , a beautiful country in South America. I went to college in The Netherlands 🇳🇱 where I graduated in 2000 with a BSc in Computer Science.
For most of my professional career, I've been building web applications and backend services with C# on the .NET framework. However, in the past 4 years, I shifted my interests to mobile web and app development.
I started this blog to share my experiences with other developers who come from a similar background and want to start building mobile apps.
I'd been wanting to build mobile apps since the first iPhone came out, but there was always an excuse, like: I don't have an iMac, no time to do this after work, Objective-C looks weird... ;)
So back in 2013, I finally got myself that iMac, started learning Objective-C and then I decided I wanted to build a contraction timer app for myself when I was 8 months pregnant.
That experience got me very interested in using hybrid app development for other apps I wanted to build and I haven't looked back since.
On a more personal note, that pregnancy I was talking about resulted in a beautiful baby boy who is truly the love of my life, but don't tell his father I said that!
I also ❤ reading books, mostly Science Fiction & Fantasy, but lately, I've been reading a lot of non-fiction, about productivity and app development. I keep a list of the books I've read if you're interested.
How To Contact Me
To anyone wondering why I don't have an email address listed on the blog: I used to have a contact form here, but I was getting spammed by recruitment agencies.
So let's get this straight:
- I'm not interested in emails from recruitment agencies
- I don't work for free for anyone, so I can't do any code reviews or help you out with your app unless you pay me
- I don't have time to do any consultancy at the moment (second baby on the way)
If you want to contact me send me a message on twitter @ashteya.
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