Welcome to Web Garden!
My name is David Conlisk and I am a senior software engineer based in Glasgow, Scotland.
I have over 20 years of industry experience building websites and mobile apps for a variety of clients. I thrive in the fast-paced agency environment, working with agile methodologies to tight deadlines.
Flutter - I have been using Google Flutter since 2020 which I really enjoy. I have a Flutter app in the app stores, the Bristol Stool Chart. It is completely free to use and fully open source. View the source code on github
Xamarin Forms - I spent seven years using Xamarin and Xamarin Forms full-time for my clients, including Screenmedia, Clevermed and VShips.
C# and .NET - I started using .NET in 2003, and I am comfortable working on API design, implementation and integration. Anywhere you can use C# (I built my first mobile app using the .NET Compact Framework in 2004).
Voice - I love building voice skills and I have experience building an award winning voice skill for Alexa and Google Home for a well known TV show. I also have a couple of skills active for Alexa, Daybreak Yoga and Tea Guide.
This was originally my first native iOS app built back in 2011 as a prototype for future medical app development. When it stopped working in 2015 due to an iOS update, I started to get emails from frustrated users, and I realised that a lot of people find it useful in managing their medical conditions. I then redeveloped it as a cross-platform (iOS and Android) app using Xamarin Forms and Grialkit UI. I rebuilt the app again in 2020 using Google Flutter, and again in 2021 to demonstrate good Flutter architecture. It has always been free, and now it is also 100% open source and available to view on github.
I finally moved this website and the Bristol Stool Chart site from a creaky old Umbraco 4 instance to GitHub Pages. Using markdown with Jekyll and pre-built themes is just so easy! It’s free for one organisation site along with one site per repository. I highly recommend it.
Get in touch
I’d love to hear from you. You can find me at [email protected]