Andy Knapp

Over 23 years of experience working for a leading software house gave Andy a disciplined, time conscious and professional approach to software. Former clients range from multinational telecoms operators to small local businesses and he has a particularly strong background in Java, XML and C#. Add to this three years working exclusively with Android and you’ll understand why clients find Andy quickly understands their issues and translates their requirements into robust and efficient Android tools.

Andy’s passion for clear, intuitive user interfaces and efficient, maintainable, robust design place him perfectly to exploit the potential of Android.

As well as client work, Andy spearheads the development of ‘FormsOnMobile’, our mobile data gathering product.

Ed Beardwell

A Rolls-Royce trained engineer turned chartered accountant, Ed moved into interactive multimedia in 1996 when interactive CD-ROMs were all the rage. He developed products for training, medical, pharmaceutical and software companies as well as a range of novelty consumer products.

In 1998 he combined the photo library business model with internet technology to form CartoonStock, one of the first image marketplaces on the web.

CartoonStock has grown steadily and diversified its business through two dotcom booms and busts and continues to lead its field, leaving Ed a seasoned e-business professional.

As Commercial Director, Ed makes it his business to ensure the right resources are applied to each project, that things get delivered on schedule, and that clients get a solution that fulfils, or hopefully exceeds their requirements.

Pete Hendry

Throughout his 19 years in software engineering, Pete has been involved in the development of many innovative products from smart-card enabled EPOS terminals to large scale drug development solutions for multinational pharmaceutical companies.

He brings 13 years Java programming experience to Android smartphones. With a depth of knowledge few other Android developers can rival, Pete’s experience managing projects to produce robust commercial solutions using lean efficient code lends itself perfectly to the mobile arena

Formerly our Technical Director, Pete has since moved on to explore other opportunities but is still available on a freelance basis to help us with particularly knotty issues. He also continues to be part of the team working with us to develop ‘FormsOnMobile’.

Jamie

A recent Biochemistry graduate from the University of Bath, Jamie’s specialism in bioinformatics and bias towards computing in his studies led him to join us as a graduate mobile developer specialising in Android. He picks up new concepts with lightning speed and demonstrates as much aptitude and grounding in most areas of computing as any Computer Science graduate we’ve come across.

As well as maintaining our top-trending Github repository ‘Android Bootstrap’, Jamie enjoys running and photography… and if you need anybody to identify antibiotic resistant DNA sequences, he’s your man!

Chris

A Computing graduate from University of the West of England, Chris has worked for our sister company CartoonStock for 7 years. He’s an accomplished web developer competent in many scripting languages, comfortable with both Linux and Windows server management and familiar with many other web technologies. Whilst we share his time with CartoonStock, he’s available to help us with web development and hosting issues when we need him.

He’s a football mad Bristol City fan, capable of half-marathons and also of sitting through an entire cricket match without visible signs of boredom.

Nik

Formerly our Office Manager, Nik has now branched out to exploit her creative side as a freelance graphic designer. We’re still in regular contact and she’s available when we need to tap into her skills as an Adobe guru and creator of all things beautiful.

From her early start in business administration, she’s spent years studying and perfecting her graphic skills and now regularly gets involved in branding, graphic design, imagery, infographics and interface design.