Who am I?

I'm Dave Shirman, a professional app and web-developer. I specialise in building cross-platform mobile apps with Flutter and Ionic Framework, but can also make websites, server-side app, APIs and macOS/Windows native apps (C#, Web-API, Java, Swift etc).

I am also a keen boulderer, swimmer and eater.

If you would like to talk through a project or idea, please feel free to contact me to discuss it and to find out which beers I prefer.

Dave Shirman
Why cross-platform apps?

If you're looking for an app that works on iOS and Android, this is a great way to achieve a consistent user interface and feel without having to write two completely separate apps, one in Objective-C/Swift and the other in Java/Kotlin.

Using a framework such as Flutter or Ionic with Capacitor, you can target both platforms, with access to all the usual native functionality a user would expect, e.g.

  • Accelerometer
  • Camera
  • In-App-Purchases
  • Compass
  • TouchID
  • Bluetooth
  • Barcode/QR code scanner
  • and much more...

If you need help with an existing app, or have an idea for a new one, I'd love to hear about it.

Dave Shirman