Projects

Airship

Over the past 4 years I have worked both as a Developer and a Project Manager/Software Development Manager for Airship, a leading CRM agency in the UK. I have managed several successful software projects for some of the UK’s major bar and restaurant operators. Clients included Walkabout Bars, Revolution Bars, Maxwell’s Restaurants, Living Ventures Group and Mexico Restaurants.

Visit Airship.co.uk

2016 – Present Côte Rewards
Managed delivery of a bespoke Loyalty programme product, which allows customers to receive members-only offers.
https://www.cote-restaurants.co.uk/cote/rewards

2015 – Present Airship Gift Card Platform
Managed delivery and continuous improvement of a Gift Card product which integrates with EPOS, Payment Gateways (Stripe, Barclaycard, SagePay), and CRM.

Developed the original User Interface, User Experience and CSS front-end of the Gift Card Platform, which has been continually improved. Originally built as a re-usable template, the front-end has remained maintainable and light, even two years after the product was originally launched.

https://giftcard.blackhouse.uk.com/card/purchase

2015 – Present Data Integrations
Managed delivery of several data integrations, to sync large datasets between external systems and Airship CRM using SOAP/RESTful APIs. Integrations with Azure, Sky Cloud, Zonal EPOS, SalesForce and Microsoft Dynamics.
More information: https://airship.co.uk/integrations

2013 – Present JW Lees Pub Websites
Developed and designed more than 35 Pub websites, a beer microsite, and a brewery corporate website in six weeks, from concept to deployment to production. Technologies used include ExpressionEngine, AJAX, Hogan, LESS.

2013 – Present Enquiry Platform UI/UX
I designed and developed the front-end of an Enquiry management platform using Bootstrap, creating an easy-to-use, flexible front-end that is still used in this system in 2017.

Twentysix Digital Leeds

In 2012 I took part in a placement at Twentysix Digital Leeds. Over several weeks I worked on a project to redesign and recode the Twentysix website. Experience gained at a full service digital agency with clients including BBC, Shell, P&G, NHS.

Visit twentysixdigital.com

Web/Software Development Contracts

2014 Laravel eCommerce Store

2013 Affiliate Marketing Site

2012 Magento eCommerce Store

2012-2015 Various WordPress Projects for SMEs

Fastforward Software

From 2006 to 2011 I ran an independent software business and consultancy. I specialised in the marketing, distribution and improvement of Mac software products. I lead an international development team to develop a range of shareware products, which gained a loyal customer base and exposure in Mac journalism including Macworld magazine. Products included FinanceToGo (finance management software), Meander (mapping), Galder (game), BitClamp (compression utility), Compost (Trash management), Bin-it (Mac trash icon utility), QuickSnap (screenshot utility).

I regularly reviewed development progress with developers based in the U.S, Belgium and the UK. I provided advice to developers in these areas: User Interface, User Experience, Documentation, Development Best Practice, App design.

Testimonial from Bert Torfs, developer of FinanceToGo (2007)

I like developing Mac software, which I combine with a full time job and a family. Joshua saves me from having to write manuals, issuing press releases, maintaining a web site, a brochure etc… .

He also managed to get my sales up by a few 100 percents. He also doubled the price for FinanceToGo, so my income per unit sold is more.

He also makes the graphics for my software and gives some useful interface advice (which I am free to disagree with, in which case we work something out that satisfies us both).

For all these reasons, I am happy with Fastforward.