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 #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.

  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. Slopes Diaries #37: A Commitment to Y-Axis Values
  2. Slopes Diaries #36: Try Me
  3. Sim Genie
  4. Slopes Diaries #35: Abandonment Issues
  5. Slopes Diaries #34: Passive vs Active
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. Star Wars: Squadrons
  2. Miles Morales
  3. Hades
  4. The Last Campfire
  5. Ghost Of Tsushima
  6. The Last of Us Part II
  7. Doom Eternal
  8. Dead Cells
  9. Borderlands 3
  10. Cadence of Hyrule
  11. Spider-Man (PS4)
  12. God of War 4
  13. Kingdom Hearts 1.5
  14. Celeste
  15. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  16. Breath of the Wild
  17. Axiom Verge
  18. NieR:Automata
  19. Pyre
  20. Doom
  21. Horizon Zero Dawn
  22. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  23. Civilization 6
  24. Uncharted 4
  25. XCOM 2
  26. Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection
  27. StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void
  28. Journey
  29. Heroes of the Storm
  30. Child of Light
  31. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  32. Civilization: Beyond Earth
  33. Borderlands The Pre-Sequel
  34. The Last of Us: Remastered
  35. 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