Monolithos, Greece - Feb 2016
Hey, I’m Jono. I’m from New Zealand, and I’m currently studying Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of Auckland. In my spare time, I make things (mostly software, sometimes video and other things), run & bike, and spend too much money (mostly on travelling 🚀).
In my spare time, I like to distract myself with side projects. I helped build Gradiator (a CSS gradients app), Nitro (a task management app) and Lightread, which won the first Ubuntu App Showdown. I also made Stormcloud, a weather app that was the best selling app in the Ubuntu Store ever. Unfortunately software is hard to maintain, so after losing interest, all the apps are pretty much dead. On the positive side, they’re all open source which means you can download, modify and almost anything you like with the code.
But Jono, that was 2012-2013! What have you been doing since? In 2014, I realized that building open source apps for the rest of your life isn’t particularly profitable, so I put some effort into school, tried to get a few scholarships, and took a trip overseas. In 2015, I started University, finally started working on a new app, and then I took three months for another trip around the world.
Now it’s 2016 and I’m almost 20. I’m still at University, but I’m working on another app now. It’s called Transfer, it’s an FTP + SFTP app, and we’re going to release it soon (yes FTP is still great, just don’t use it for deploying websites).