I’ve made web apps for Apple, native iOS and Mac apps, HTML5 games, Photoshop scripts and analog and digital hardware.

I do iOS and Mac development at Robots and Pencils.

I’m from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, currently living in Calgary, Alberta, and you can reach me at or @interstateone.

— Brandon


Introducing JungleGym

After spending some evenings investigating how Swift Playgrounds worked in Xcode (parts I, II and III), particularly with live views for iOS, I knew enough about them to create a proof of concept reimplementation. Of course, the proof of concept quickly turned into the much larger goal of creating a fully-functioning Mac app. That Mac app is now in a place where it does just enough to be shown off. Here’s a short example of it in motion:

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  • Did They Vote For C-51? 2015 javascript
    See how your MP voted on bill C-51 and tell them how you feel about that.

  • redacted.pictures 2015 javascript
    Make an image of redacted text, except for the words that you give to it.

  • Jeff 2014 mac
    The best way to record your screen as a GIF.

  • Scribble 2014 photoshop
    Annotate your PSDs with font information for better developer handoffs.

  • Today's Vote 2013 go
    Easily stay up to date with what Canada's House of Commons is voting on each day.

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