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 the suburbs of Philadelphia.

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.

  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. My wife and I go to Gen Con every year with our 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 getslopes.com.

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 breakpointstudio.com.

But you'll also find me...

Writing

  1. Putting Customers at Risk
  2. Slopes Diaries #20: Winter 2016/2017 Retrospective
  3. Slopes Diaries #19: App Store Review Replies
  4. Something New
  5. Slopes Diaries #18: That Dirty M Word
Read more articles from my blog

Speaking

  1. Independence Podcast 🎙 Independence:A bi-weekly podcast about making an independent living on mobile and web.
  2. 360iDev - Challenging our Assumptions to Succeed in the App Store 🎤 360iDev - Challenging our Assumptions to Succeed in the App Store
View all my talks on Speaker Deck

Organizing

Playing

  1. Pyre
  2. Doom
  3. Horizon Zero Dawn
  4. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  5. Civilization 6
Find me on Steam, Battle.net, or PSN