Hello!

I'm Dan Love.

Developer. Designer. Creator. Weightlifter. Small-time Investor. Gambler. Villain.

Available now for new work

Award winning iOS developer, currently taking on clients & projects with a flair for simplicity, a strong sense of design, user experience and the "little big details" - those little details that make the big difference.

Passionate about working on products related to health, fitness, new banking (consumer focused), learning, or other products that allow people using the App to better themselves, or improve their day-to-day life.

Freelance...

I'm available for hire on a per contract basis as a freelance iOS developer, or as a freelance product "person" covering the user experience, design and development of an entire iPhone, iPad or Apple TV app project.

If you are looking for help with your product, or start-up, you should send me an email

...or consultancy

If you have a larger project in mind, require an Android app, or website, then you should speak to App Sauce.

App Sauce is a consultancy I co-founded with a number of other contractors, where as a collective of designers + developers, we take on larger projects.
Projects that may require design, development of apps for Android and iOS devices, or websites.

You should send me an email directly via my App Sauce email address.

App Sauce

App Sauce is a consultancy I co-founded with a number of other contractors.

Since forming in 2018, we have created products for a diverse range of clients.

  • Sleep tracking iPhone app for Simba Sleep
  • Website, iPhone and Android app for a medical platform
  • Fintech iPhone app for Manchester City
  • Commerce iPhone app for a drainage company
  • Designs for a property app
  • and more projects still under NDA

2019 - NDA

Working with an American client (under NDA), building a medical platform via our App Sauce consultancy.

Lead iPhone app developer, and designer on the project.

2018 - Gambling

In my spare time I run an autonomated gambling service, which is an exclusive invite only app.

I design, build and maintain the entire project, from mobile app, backend API, and refine the gambling tip data.

2017 - VEON

Developed a Swift prototype of the existing VEON messaging app.
Redesigned to be more minimal and increase user experience.
Architected to improve code maintainability for the larger team of permanent employees (between 10-30 developers) that would be taking over, to replace their existing, 7 year old Objective-C codebase.

Unfortunately, mid-project the companies priorities changed and the app was cancelled, never to see the light of day.

2017 - Virtual Reality

Took time off from paid client work to create a virtual reality experience.

Earlier demonstration utilised Lighthouse tracking, with OptiTrack motion capture coming in for later builds.
Initial controllers were modified Nerf guns, but I progressed to 3D printed controllers for improved reliability.
Using HTC Vive headsets, a haptic feedback vest, and 360° surround sound, built with the Unity game engine.

2016 - Sphere

Sole developer at a heavily funded ambitious live chat start-up based in London.

Utilising test driven development, I created a framework to handle the complex API and incoming immoderate socket connections.
A simple UI app then used the framework (via an internal private CocoaPod), which allowed us to iterate quickly, prototyping using the real APIs and testing various hypotheses.
The UI used Storyboards, autolayout, and heavily customised UICollectionViews.

Unable to speak about the project or show screenshots until they launch publicly.

2015 - Burberry

Designed to be a minimal experience. Consciously trying to look & feel native, for the users still adapting to the new tvOS, feeling native was extremely important. While still maintaining the Burberry brand.

Built in Swift, with test driven development. Adapting to tvOS, which is more limited than iOS. The new interaction model, 'Focus', combined with custom interactive percent-driven transitions, ensured navigating via the new remote felt intuitive.

Featured in various App Store promotional banners.
Also seen Vogue, Mashable, The Drum, Observer, and Grazia.

2015 - Elbi

Little actions, big difference.

Some people dedicate their entire life to philanthropy, if you don't have time, maybe you could donate just 5 minutes?

Brighten a kids day by drawing them a giraffe, as they await an operation in hospital. Write an encouraging message to those installing solar panels in Uganda Micro donations of £1/$1 directly to charities.

Launched on stage by Natalia Vodinova, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Save the Children, at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in NY.

2014 - EE

EE (formally Orange & T-Mobile) wanted to showcase how fast their 4G network actually was, so they launched a film store to compliment their existing 2 for 1 cinema offer. To celebrate the launch EE covered the mobile data costs of watching the HD movies on the go.

We built a bespoke storefront app featuring a secure Irdeto ActiveCloak DRM video player, basket/wishlist, voucher redemption and favourite cinemas. Integrated with various third party APIs for cinema times and trailers.
Customers could resume watching partially watched films across multiple devices.

2013 - IFP

At APEX Expo 2013, IFP unveiled Airside, an "innovative new app that allows passengers to start watching a movie while they are in the lounge or at the gate, then continue watching the movie in-flight and even finish watching it at the hotel".
With iBeacon technology to unlock new content in the airport lounge.

I designed the app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. The development team and myself, then built the apps for each platform, integrating with various airlines systems to access PNR code details, utilising iBeacons and extensive localisation to work world wide.

2012 - FilmFlex Movies

FilmFlex creates video on demand storefronts for clients with bespoke requirements. When I joined, I was tasked with stripping their existing bloated prototypes back to basics, building a core feature set, and building a foundation for their new mobile focus.

We planned, wireframed, and specified the user journey. Then I design the foundation app, which was used as the internal FilmFlex app for client sales, presentations, and as a base for all future FilmFlex apps. We developed and iterated on features based on customer & sales team feedback.

2010 - Jamie Oliver

Recipes on the iPhone & iPad is a slick and simple recipe app that reinvents the cookery book. Featuring brilliant content surrounded by a beautiful design. Sweating the subtle small details, we matched the designers' vision with pixel perfect precision.

Over 10 million users. Multiple awards. Featured in Apple keynotes.

2009 - BBC

Built the BBC iPlayer for Nintendo Wii.

As one of the first projects to ever use the new Nintendo rich media framework (which ported the Flash runtime to Nintendo Wii), we helped Nintendo fine tune their software, and pushed for a richer feature set. We built BBC iPlayer to match the native Nintendo Wii gestures and conventions.

2006

Worked with great brands to create websites, such as;

  • Ferrari
  • Rolls-Royce Motorcars
  • Silverstone
  • Sunseeker
  • BBC
  • British Touring Cars
  • JCB

Lets work together

If you are looking for help with your product, or start-up, you should send me an email