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

breakpointA software studio

Need an experienced partner to tackle your project? I cofounded Breakpoint Studio to do more than just ship great apps; we make sure clients have the guidence and tools it takes to survive the App Store.

See how we can help you at

But you'll also find me...


  1. Pacing Ourselves in the Marzipan Marathon
  2. Automated Xcode Build Numbers, Early 2019 Edition
  3. Slopes Diaries #29: A Disappearing Trick
  4. Slopes Diaries #28: Constraints
  5. Slopes Diaries #27: Family-Friendly
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. Dead Cells
  2. Spider-Man (PS4)
  3. God of War 4
  4. Kingdom Hearts 1.5
  5. Celeste
  6. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  7. Breath of the Wild
  8. Axiom Verge
  9. NieR:Automata
  10. Pyre
  11. Doom
  12. Horizon Zero Dawn
  13. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  14. Civilization 6
  15. Uncharted 4
  16. XCOM 2
  17. Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection
  18. StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void
  19. Journey
  20. Heroes of the Storm
  21. Child of Light
  22. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  23. Civilization: Beyond Earth
  24. Borderlands The Pre-Sequel
  25. The Last of Us: Remastered
  26. Transistor
My top 5? In no particular order: Sonic 3 + Knuckles, Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, Burnout: Revenge, Horizon Zero Dawn.
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