Alex Chow

Web and mobile developer

BBC Weather weather symbol for a dry, rainy, overcast day.

BBC — Design + Engineering

BBC News and Weather

Part of a cross-disciplinary team which builds two of the most popular mobile apps: BBC News, a trusted news source serving millions of users through its different language options; and BBC Weather, winner of the esteemed Editors’ Choice award for its reliable and beautiful forecasts.

Swift, Objective-C, Auto Layout, XCUITest, localization, accessibility, continuous integration

An assortment of App Icons from BBC apps.

BBC — Design + Engineering

Internal Software Engineering

Helped to build a suite of internal iOS apps used by BBC staff and journalists across the globe, and worked alongside web, design and architecture teams to develop and maintain software and libraries.

Swift, Objective-C, Core Data, AVFoundation, User Notifications, Core Location, Share Extension, Auto Layout, accessibility, multithreading, background operation, enterprise deployment

An Apple Watch running Strong.

Strong

Gym workout tracker and training log

Product lead for a fitness app on iPhone, adding new features, improvements and bug fixes as part of a regular release schedule. Featured in the App Store, on Product Hunt and by The Verge (among others).

Designed and developed the Apple Watch app, praised as one of the few compelling uses for the Apple Watch right now.

Swift, Core Data, WatchKit, StoreKit, HealthKit, User Notifications, SiriKit, Auto Layout, localization, accessibility, continuous integration

An iPad running Election Map.

Election Map

Poll tracker for electoral college results

Designed and developed a psephological app for iPhone and iPad, which provided regular updates leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. Featured in the App Store (Running for President) and by Wired.com.

Swift, Core Image, universal device support, push notifications, remote configuration