Ben Dodson

Freelance iOS, Apple Watch, and Apple TV Developer

I am a UK-based freelance iOS, watchOS, and tvOS Developer and consultant with a wealth of experience with both big brands and small businesses. I have published a number of my own apps, including WallaBee which was named the 'Best European Gaming Startup of 2012' and Highlights which was featured as an 'iPad App of the Week' by Apple. My recent client work has included the Channel 4 Horse Tracker (which reached #1 in the App Store), Chipp'd, Brapp, The Great British Bee Count, Glenfiddich, Million Pound Drop, LOLy, Nectar Card, and Expense Magic. As well as iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV development (all coded in Swift), I also work as a PHP developer specialising in API development for iOS apps. I maintain a weblog about my work and interests and you can find out more about me and my work on this site. Please feel free to contact me for more information about me or my services.

Recent Apps

  • Chipp'd

    Chipp'd is an awesome app that works with real world products (available at John Lewis) to let you share personal messages with your friends. You simply scan the QR code on the sticker, create your message (with video, audio, photos, and text), and send the sticker or card; your friend can then unlock it when they scan the code.

  • Brapp

    Brapp is a free and easy way to create and discover exciting musical collaborations all over the world. Producers can share their beats allowing anyone to make mini music videos right on their phone complete with video filters and custom audio balancing.

  • Channel 4 Horse Tracker

    I worked with Monterosa Productions as the sole iOS developer to produce the Horse Tracker app for Channel 4. The app uses some innovative technology in order to provide a groundbreaking second screen experience on iPhone and iPad and reached #1 in the App Store charts.