award-winning mobile agency, and for the past 6 years I’ve been running my own consultancy Studio Zeffa, where I provide app development and training services to a variety of different clients.
Read on to find out more about the services I offer, my portfolio and previous experience. You can also check out my GitHub profile and visit my LinkedIn page.
If you are interesting in hiring me to work on a web or mobile application, or would like to learn more about the training courses I run, why not get in touch?
Here are a sample of kind words from past and current clients: more testimonials can be found on my LinkedIn page.
It was a true pleasure working with Tom. Right from the first point of contact Tom quickly understood and applied himself to the needs of correlating my designs to the finished app. His attention to detail was exceptional, it was incredibly refreshing to work with someone who really cared and realised the importance of detail.
Tom is excellent! He teaches our students how to build mobile apps on our coding bootcamp, and has delivered high level, bespoke, technical workshops for our clients. He is extremely personable, professional, reliable and knowledgable and never fails to deliver outstanding work.
Tom is a fantastic full-stack JS developer. He is equally skilled in front-end and server-side work, and will work quickly and thoughtfully, whatever the task. Tom will offer constructive feedback on designs/plans where he has ideas or suggestions. Rather than simply implement blindly, he will think of the objectives and practicalities, and work to develop a solution. I don’t often come across developers like this.
Tom has worked with Natural Apptitude on a number of projects ranging from mobile app development to work on our backend services. During these contracts Tom has demonstrated a very high level of professionalism and impressed not only with excellent and broad technical skills, but also his soft-skills: fitting in quickly and working well with both colleagues and clients. Overall, Tom has been an excellent member of our team and we would not hesitate in recommending him to others.
The DevelopMe fellowship is a 12-week intensive course that aims to teach students the basics of web development. A set of industry specialists are chosen as instructors for the course, each of whom takes a week to deliver self-authored material based on a particular topic.
I was approached by the founders in 2016 to deliver a week long course on AngularJS. By 2018, a shift in the industry necessitated a change in the curriculum, and I switched to teaching React and React Native. Throughout my time working for DevelopMe I created my own training material and delivered it in person to 6-10 students.
At the end of the week each student supplied anonymous feedback, which was largely positive. These comments gave me a good insight into the course from a student’s perspective and allowed me to hone and refine my material accordingly.
Partnering with DevelopMe, two separate workshops were prepared and delivered to developers from Wazoku. In this workshop, we covered advanced concepts of AngularJS and TypeScript in a collaborative environment, working through challenges as a group.
Feedback from Wazoku was very positive, proven by the desire to follow on from the AngularJS workshop with a TypeScript one.
I co-founded SWmobile, a mobile-focused tech group based in the South West of England. The group has over 1,000 members and meets every month to discuss mobile design and development. The format varies, but usually involves a set of speakers presenting a chosen topic, culminating in a trip to the pub to continue the discussion.
Deputy of the mobile web team; responsible for the development of browser-based and hybrid mobile web applications in a fast-paced agency environment.
Worked on a variety of projects, including financial apps and HTML5 games.
Frequently involved in client meetings, scoping/quoting, user stories, wireframing, UX design, development, testing and deployment to app stores.
Experience developing for a number of different devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Window Phone.
Introduced a new single-page web framework - Mobile Backbone Boilerplate - which became the standard for all new client projects.
Co-Founder and CEO, Isca Networks
November 2007 - January 2012
Startup developing web-based touch screen kiosk hardware and software.
Launched product in 2009; achieved sales in UK, France and Canada.
Led team to deployment of over 200 kiosks across 9 retail stores in France.
Other duties varied from handling hardware operations and logistics, liaising with customers and investors, supporting product, setting targets, reporting results to Board of Directors and handling financial forecasts.
Business was relocated to Canada and reborn as Toushay. I decided to remain in the UK and resigned from the company.
The source code for the following libraries can be found on GitHub.