Hi I'm Zander!

I’m passionate about mobile technology, all forms of security, automation, psychology, and penguins. They are freaking adorable!
I’m a farmers child (*bzzrrt* dial-up and all) who then somehow became a tech expert and those very conflicting worlds have worked wonders to shape me into my odd outdoorsy software developer self.

Bragging Rights

Mobile App Expert

I’ve been fully into Android application development since Cupcake and the original Google G1, releasing the first Gameboy emulator for Android as well as a half-dozen other high profile applications and having my apps featured all over the web. I’ve used my expert knowledge in the area to train others and do contract work and consulting for local businesses. In the time since I’ve also been working towards proficiency in web frameworks for mobile app development.

Technology Used

Super Mario War

A port of the open-source game Super Mario War to Android and Android TV. The game has a wide variety of modes, piles of levels and items and CPU players. It’s essentially Super Smash Bros mixed with Super Mario World.

Battery GO

An app overlays the Pokemon GO game with a ‘fake’ lock screen, dims the display, and intercepts touches. Thus it’s able to replicate a normal Android lock screen while tricking Pokemon GO into continuing to run in the background.

Shower Thoughts Live Wallpaper

An app that pulls a random recent post from the /r/EarthPorn subreddit to use as a wallpaper and overlays a recent post from /r/ShowerThoughts.

Droid Tropes

TVTropes.com browser for Android

(No longer supported)

Flick Note

Notepad that synced with Simplenote and had Markdown support

(No longer supported)

MyMarket

Sales, downloads, and review tracking app for Android developers

(No longer supported)

Kidd GBC

Early slow but working GBC emulator for Android

(No longer supported)

Falling Letters

Simple typing game for Android phones with physical keyboards

(No longer supported)

Facebook Chat/Contact Sync

Facebook helper apps for Android back before Facebook had an Android app

(No longer supported)

IT Jack of all Trades

I’m currently a Software Deployment Specialist at Ontario Tech (or UOIT), an amazing University with some identity struggles that you might know better as Durham College (much to my dismay). I spent 6 years here learning Computing Science and I’ve loved my time here enough that I’ve stuck around to help improve things for future students.

I run pilot projects on new technologies, automate the **** out of everything, create images deployed to thousands of laptops, handle the software packaging, deployment and security of hundreds software titles, level 3 line of support, server and application administration, web development and Windows app development.

Technology Used

Web Development:
Quasar
OS & Software Support:
AutoIT, PowerShell
Systems Administration:
LANDesk, SCCM, vSphere, VMWare Horizon, Ghost

Web Developer

I created GameShelf.io and NookDB.io. GameShelf.io lets you view your entire board game collection, and NookDB.io lets you view all the items you have in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Both have an overkill amount of filters and views so you can answer any questions you might have. How many best with 3 player games that play in less than half an hour do I have?

Technology Used

Quasar, Capacitor