About The Hammock District

Hi, Thanks for checking this out. My name is Dan if you're wondering. I spend a lot of time making software and solving other digital/technical problems I've been doing that about 20 years now, having started with BASIC on an Apple //e, and hitting the typical stops along the way.

Nowadays, I prefer developing for iOS: iPhone and iPad. In addition to Cocoa Touch and Objective-C,  I also have a tremendous appreciation for the rich communities around Java and Python.

As powerful as desktops and server class computing is, the ubiquity and utility of mobile is continuously changing the way we live and work. For people like me who spend a lot of time at a keyboard, I think there needs to be a balance between consumption and production. The things that come out of the Hammock District will try to mantain that balance.

Get some information, entertainment, and keep a finger on the pulse of the world. An idea strikes and you need to jot it down, or you need to save some digital thing for later.

You don't always need a computer to do these things, and if you find yourself computing, hopefully the software is getting out of your way and doing what you need.

I'm sticking with that philosophy and creating software that I'd like to use while relaxing in a hammock. That means easy to jump in and out, enough features to be helpful, not too many to be a chore. If it frustrates me enough to get out of the hammock and use a real computer, then it's back to the drawing board.

You can hammock-test Filer, for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Or close your eyes, plug in some nice1 headphones, and listen to some lossless, gapless music with FLAC Player.  

Thanks for stopping by



1My preferred headphones are the Audio Technica ATH-M50 or if I'm out and about, the Etymotic hf3.