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 #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.

  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


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

Available on: iOS, iPad OS, watchOS

Learn more:

Slopes on the iPhone and Apple Watch

Sim Genie

Sim Genie unlocks all the hidden secrets of the Xcode simulator, unlocking new development / testing / marketing workflows to make our lives easier.

Available on: macOS

Learn more:

Slopes on a macbook pro

But you'll also find me...


  1. Sim Genie
  2. Slopes Diaries #35: Abandonment Issues
  3. Slopes Diaries #34: Passive vs Active
  4. Slopes Diaries #33: Hi There, Do You Have a Moment to Talk about the One True App
  5. Slopes Diaries #32: Looking Elsewhere
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. The Last Campfire
  2. Ghost Of Tsushima
  3. The Last of Us Part II
  4. Doom Eternal
  5. Dead Cells
  6. Borderlands 3
  7. Cadence of Hyrule
  8. Spider-Man (PS4)
  9. God of War 4
  10. Kingdom Hearts 1.5
  11. Celeste
  12. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  13. Breath of the Wild
  14. Axiom Verge
  15. NieR:Automata
  16. Pyre
  17. Doom
  18. Horizon Zero Dawn
  19. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  20. Civilization 6
  21. Uncharted 4
  22. XCOM 2
  23. Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection
  24. StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void
  25. Journey
  26. Heroes of the Storm
  27. Child of Light
  28. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  29. Civilization: Beyond Earth
  30. Borderlands The Pre-Sequel
  31. The Last of Us: Remastered
  32. Transistor
My top 5? In no particular order: Sonic 3 + Knuckles, Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, Burnout: Revenge, Horizon Zero Dawn.
Find me on Steam,, or PSN