Howdy! My name is Ignacio Nieto. Some years ago, I decided to quit my 9 to 5 job at a cubicle and embrace a new lifestyle as a freelance iOS developer. That decision changed my life forever.
I started Digital Leaves as a way of contributing to the iOS developer community, share my knowledge with you and inspire you to break the chains of your cubicle and start working wherever you want, at your own pace, and in the stuff you really love.
I truly believe everybody can become a successful freelance developer if they are passionate enough and put the effort into it.
I created the Digital Tips list to help you get there. I share articles, tutorials and exclusive code recipes every week. Wanna join the community?
I love Node.js, NoSQL databases (specially MongoDB), and I’m one of the very few developers out there that can build awesome web applications without relying on the last hyped framework. However, my main passion will always be the Apple ecosystem (iOS, Watch, MacOS and TV)
PasswordLessAuth is an Open Source, password-less, secure authentication protocol. Its goal is to replace OAuth with a simple, real authentication system that is both easy to use and secure for the users and easy to integrate and understand by the developers.
PasswordLessAuth provides real authentication as opposed to OAuth authorization. Additionally, you won’t need to force your users to rely on third party companies like Facebook or Google to use your app, offering an alternative that’s more secure and respects their privacy.
Seguru is a startup that aims to change the paradigm of mobile security by offering awareness and helping users protect their data and privacy.
We pride ourselves on providing detailed, multi-layered protection, and pairing that with an interface that’s both powerful and uncluttered.
Zipwire started as a professional contact directory for companies and business. I joined the team as the lead iOS engineer. Thanks to its initial traction, and after a deep analysis of possible opportunities, Zipwire evolved into a medical directory of clinics and providers.
I took care of the data model design and system architecture, alongside the iOS product development, and my expertise in several areas (backend, frontend and mobile engineering) has been crucial for making Zipwire a successful startup that’s currently expanding its operations and has received initial funding.
LetGo was one of the most promising startups to appear in 2015. I worked as the lead iOS engineer to develop the initial app that allowed the company to launch a new disrupting software product in the stagnated classifieds sector.
LetGo has grown to become one of the main players in its business area, and recently received a $175M funding. I’m proud to say that my contribution, developing an app in barely one month, was vital to the success of the project.
Fanstastic was a social network for fans and celebrities. A Spanish startup, it counted with celebrities such as Gerard Piqué and Second as their users, among others. My contribution developing the iOS application and authentication scheme were vital to start attracting users to the platform. The mobile applications were essential to add value to the company, and improve the viral dimension of its product.
BioProfe Reader allows students to solve exams and exercises using a tablet or a computer in an entertaining way. One of the main appeals of the product is the simple, easy and catchy interface.
My expertise and experience in areas such as mobile engineering, design and product development were crucial for helping to set BioProfe reader as the main solution in its category.