16th March 2016

I like to write, and recently I’ve started doing it even more regularly. One thing I would like to do now is guest writing in other places, such as related blogs, and maybe even newspapers in the future.

I write mainly about apps, app related news, and similar articles over at App Recap, so I have some experience in that field. But I’m also a Computer Science student at London Metropolitan, so I could also offer a different point of view. I’m interested in all forms of technology, and I certainly have a lot of opinions about it.

So if you like my writing, and want to talk about it a bit more then please drop me an email. I’m fully flexible in regards to pretty much anything, I would like to learn more about writing and also getting more content out there!

If it’s only 200 words per fortnight, or even if there’s a specific article that needs to be written, then I’m sure I’m the man!

You can contact me by email or on twitter at @chrishannah.

11th March 2016

I think I’m finally getting somewhere regarding my final year project at university.

I had a lecture yesterday which was to introduce everyone to the module that we will take next year, and also to help us understand the project selection process. You can either choose an idea yourself, which will have to be approved by someone to make sure it’s suitable for the module. Otherwise you have to select a top ten of project ideas which have been submitted from other lecturers, and then they will be allocated. I see no other option for myself but to submit my own idea.

The lecturer basically explained to us that this project is a way for us to differentiate ourselves from other students, which will help a lot when looking for a job.

So this kept ticking over in my brain, until a few hours later. I thought if I want a job as a iOS/Mac developer, then surely I should create an app! It was such a simple thing that just didn’t cross my mind, but it gives me a pretty good platform that I can now work on.

The questions I will now ask myself are:

  • What sort of programmer/developer to I want to work as?
  • What industry do I want to work in?
  • What skills would be beneficial for the particular career/industry?

So once I’ve worked them out, I should narrow down my ideas quite a lot. Although I will aim to create something innovative and useful, if I can create something which will get me a job then that’s also a massive help!

10th March 2016

Hi, I’m Christopher Hannah.

I’m a student of London Metropolitan University, and I study Computer Science. I’m currently in my third year.

Other than university, I’m constantly doing random projects. The most recent one was an app called Qwiki, which is a Mac app that lets you browse Wikipedia from your menu bar. Then there are little things like a pixel art sticker pack for iMessage that I made, and there’s also all the random games I’ve made for fun/competitions.

CONTACT

Here are the ways you can contact me:

The best way is always by Twitter.

10th March 2016

Websites

App Recap

AppRecap Screenshot

This is a website for app reviews, news, and other related content. I focus on everything Apple – iOS, tvOS, and Mac OS X.

#WeatherByEmoji

WeatherByEmoji Screenshot

A fun little project that displays the weather in Emoji. It was featured on Product Hunt, and although it is no longer live you can still check it out on GitHub.

Games

Serpentine

Serpentine Screenshot

Created for Ludum Dare 34, this was used as more of an excuse to make my first ever snake clone. It’s created in Swift using SpriteKit, and I think it went really well. Considering it didn’t take me long at all to create it!

Kitten Killer

Kitten Killer Screenshot

I made this in Stencyl, and it was quite a random project but it was fun! It’s a simple arcade game where you need to kill as many kittens in 60 seconds as you can. You can say it’s a bit twisted but it was for Ludum Dare and the theme was "You are the Monster", so it fitted it very well.

Biovolve

Biovolve Screenshot

I created this using Stencyl, and the idea behind it was for a neutral character to be able to evolve into different types to overcome obstacles. It’s an idea I really like, and I may take it further in the future.

I’m Where

I'm Where Screenshot

This was my first ever game, I made it using Löve2D and I’m very happy with it. You have to find keys to unlock doors, collect coins, complete puzzles, and there are also some random messages around to find.

Tinius Worldifica

Tinius Worldifica Screenshot

This is similar to I’m Where, but it has a different style and I tried to make the artwork a bit better this time. Again it was created in Löve2D.

8th March 2016

Just got a random new Dark Kinder Bueno in the post!

loveythedark #imawarehowoddthelasthasttagis

5th March 2016

Look who I caught!

Pokemon #Mew

4th March 2016

My #Pokemon 2DS is here!