Curtis Herbert

Curtis Herbert is an independent iOS app creator, writer, speaker, and Apple enthusiast. Spends his free time enjoying 🎮, 🏂, and most things 🤓, living in Philadelphia.

Fact #7: Through middle school I assumed I'd be some kind of sketch artist, at least until I was handed a programmable TI-82. That little calculator changed my life.

  1. Fact #13: Growing up I snuck downstairs past my bedtime to watch reruns of Star Trek: The Next Generation. This probably explains my love for Earl Grey tea.
  2. Fact #5: I lived in Okinawa Japan for half a year in 2006. Want to become best friends? Find me a bottle of Awamori, the local Sake brew.
  3. Fact #7: Through middle school I assumed I'd be some kind of sketch artist, at least until I was handed a programmable TI-82. That little calculator changed my life.
  4. Fact #3: I play D&D weekly. I'm that guy who impulsively pushes big mysterious red buttons, much to my party's dismay. Somehow I've only killed one teammate so far.
  5. Fact #1: My nickname, Parrots, has absolutly nothing to do with my opinion of the species, despite what some accidental Twitter followers may assume (boy they must be confused by my tweets).
  6. Fact #11: We weren't allowed to own a video game system growing up so my grandmother bought “herself” a NES. She ended up rocking at Super Mario Bros 3.
  7. Fact #17: I watched a lot of anime in my 20s, even going to Otakon for 6 years straight. Unfortunately I haven't found as many series I enjoy as of late.
  8. Fact #19: I enjoy most things table-top: RPGs and board games alike. I go to Gen Con every year with my friends as a pilgrimage to appease the dice gods.
  9. Fact #23: 🏂+🌲=🏥 My only major surgey was in early 2015 when I broke my femur in half, requiring a rod to be permanently installed in my bone. I was (awkwardly) walking just a week later, though.
  10. Fact #29: I was in a music video for a rock band. I was “grocery-guy”, where I carried bags of groceries into an elevator where the drummer was playing. You might say I … 😎 … had that role in the bag.

I’m usually building

SlopesTrack your edge

Slopes uses GPS to give skiers and snowboarders detailed stats, and bragging rights, about their days hunting powder.

Grab my app at

Slopes on the iPhone and Apple Watch

But you'll also find me...


  1. Slopes Diaries #34: Passive vs Active
  2. Slopes Diaries #33: Hi There, Do You Have a Moment to Talk about the One True App
  3. Slopes Diaries #32: Looking Elsewhere
  4. Slopes Diaries #31: Saying Yes
  5. So They've Signed in with Apple, Now What?
Read more articles from my blog


  1. Independence Podcast 🎙 Independence:A bi-weekly podcast about making an independent living on mobile and web.
  2. Dynamic Type 🎤 Dynamic Type
View all my talks on Speaker Deck



  1. Doom Eternal
  2. Dead Cells
  3. Borderlands 3
  4. Cadence of Hyrule
  5. Spider-Man (PS4)
  6. God of War 4
  7. Kingdom Hearts 1.5
  8. Celeste
  9. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  10. Breath of the Wild
  11. Axiom Verge
  12. NieR:Automata
  13. Pyre
  14. Doom
  15. Horizon Zero Dawn
  16. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  17. Civilization 6
  18. Uncharted 4
  19. XCOM 2
  20. Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection
  21. StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void
  22. Journey
  23. Heroes of the Storm
  24. Child of Light
  25. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  26. Civilization: Beyond Earth
  27. Borderlands The Pre-Sequel
  28. The Last of Us: Remastered
  29. Transistor
My top 5? In no particular order: Sonic 3 + Knuckles, Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, Burnout: Revenge, Horizon Zero Dawn.
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