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 no longer supported. On the positive side, they’re all open source which means you can download, modify, and do 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 isn’t sustainable without a business plan, so I put some effort into school, tried to get a few scholarships, and took a trip overseas. In 2015, I moved to Auckland, started University, 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 graduated from University. I also built Waka, a progressive web app for getting around Auckland & Wellington. I’m currently working at Xero, and trying to go live with Nitro 3. 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.