I have quite a large app out on the app store called Ambiance and have been developing it off and on for about two and a half years now. In the beginning, I used to run Instruments religiously to ensure not one memory leak got through the cracks, it was my obsession. I simply would not ship if I had a memory leak at all. At one point, I even hired a guy to help me find and fix memory related issues. That first version of Ambiance, a simple UIPicker app, was able to be scrubbed in less than an hour. Each iteration started increasing the time it took to fully squash memory leaks, culminating in a more recent version of Ambiance taking a full week to locate them all.
My name is Matt Coneybeare, I design and develop for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), Mac OS X and the Web out of New York. In 2008 I started a software company called Urban Apps that has made some pretty popular apps such as Ambiance and Hourly News. My current Stack Overflow reputation is about 27k.
I was a Rockstar a decade ago, but then went back to school and collected a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley. Now I am settled down with my beautiful wife Di and our two doggies Hamachi and Foxy. While coding, I walk several miles/day on my Treadmill Desk. When not at my desk, I love exploring New York City as a Yelp Elite, or training for marathons.
- Matt Coneybeare