A photo of Jono
Monolithos, Greece - Feb 2016

About Me

Hey, I’m Jono. I’m from New Zealand and currently working as a Graduate Developer at Xero. In my spare time, I make things (mostly software, sometimes video and other things), run & bike, and spend too much money (mostly on traveling 🚀).

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 sour ce 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 took three months for another trip around the world.

In 2017 I worked as an Intern at Sandfield and finished my final year of University. I built Waka, a progressive web app for getting around Auckland & Wellington. Currently I’m trying to bring Nitro back from the dead. Sign up to get early access.

Get in touch

I like talking to people! Email me if you want to chat, work together, or just hang out.

You can also check out my blog, Twitter, and GitHub.