The iPhone lit a fire for my career while still in high school, setting me up for a college degree in computer science and an awesome job at MartianCraft where I get to work with some of the biggest brands in the world to create apps for the platform that I love. I doubt that I would be in the same career and with the same passion for software that I have if it weren’t for that original iPhone.
So, on this 10th year anniversary, I just want to say “Thanks” to the people at Apple (past and present), my mentors along the way, and of course, to this special, magical device that will always hold a special meaning to me for changing my life forever.
There’s a part of me that wishes I would have dove into computer programming when the iPhone SDK shipped in 2008. But I was just too wrapped up in writing about this stuff to even consider doing so. I certainly don’t regret spending all this time writing, I’ve met a lot of great people and learned a ton along the way. But I bet the iPhone development wave would have been a fun one to ride.