Hi, my name is Kirby Turner. I’m an independent software developer and business owner. I’ve been programming since the early 1980s. I sell my own apps, and I write apps for others. My speciality is writing end-to-end apps for Mac and iOS using Objective-C and Swift with Node.js on the backend.
When I’m not sitting behind the keyboard, I can be found hanging out with my wife Melanie and my son Rowan, hiking the mountains of New England, kayaking the waters in and around Vermont, and snowboarding down mountains in search of powder.
Released Hey Peanut, White Peak Software’s fourth application and the second iOS app. I became much more active in the Cocoa developer community, attending and speaking at conferences, meet ups and CocoaHeads, and started my own group called NSHappyHour. I also started writing a book on learning iPad programming.
Refocused White Peak Software as a Mac and iOS software shop, accepting only contract work for Mac and iOS apps, and ending of my long Microsoft and web technologies career.
Started iOS development and released White Peak Software’s first iOS app Labor Mate.
Released Killink CSV Editor, White Peak Software’s second product. I also switched from being a Windows user to a Mac user, and I started writing Mac software for internal use.
Released SMTP Diagnostics, White Peak Software’s first product.
Started full time work at White Peak Software doing contract programming and consulting.
Founded White Peak Software, Inc.
Joined Avanade, a joint venue between Microsoft and Accenture. I specialized in the mobile solutions then later switched focus to web services leveraging Microsoft technologies.
Moved to New York, joined a mobile startup, dyed my hair green, flew countless trips between NYC and SFO.
First attempt at being indie. Made $200 from my app Desktop Maid. Paid bills with contract projects.
Started writing web applications with ASP.
Started programming with Delphi - bye bye VB.
The company I worked for switched from Visual C++ to Visual Basic, a low point in my career. Got my start with SQL Server.
Moved from Memphis to St. Louis and started programming for Windows using Microsoft C and later Visual C++.
Started writing applications for UNIX using C.
Started programming in CADOL on CADO Systems.
First job as a programmer writing business applications in Pascal for the Apple IIe.
Started programming on a Timex Sinclair 1000 (TS1000), which I still own.
Send me an email if you would like to get in touch, hire me for your next project, have questions or feedback on my apps, or just want to say hello.