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 (named the 'Best European Gaming Startup of 2012' and which I sold to Munzee in 2016) 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), Calm Radio for Apple TV, Natural Cycles for Apple Watch, Booktrim, 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

  • Calm Radio for Apple TV

    I designed and developed this tvOS app for Calm Radio in order to bring their unique streaming service to the Apple TV. You can play over 150 unique channels and blend them with atmospheres such as wind and waterfalls for a relaxing experience. The client was so pleased with the app they asked me to rebuild their iOS app as well!

  • Natural Cycles for Apple Watch

    I built an Apple Watch app for Natural Cycles to allow quick viewing of fertility tracking and pregnancy planning data pulled from their iPhone app. In addition, I built in support for Notifications, Glances, and Complications.

  • Great British Bee Count

    I have worked on the Great British Bee Count iOS app for Friends of the Earth over the past 3 consecutive years. The 2017 version was a complete rebuild in Swift 3.1 with a fresh new design and several functionality updates.

  • 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.