Jim has been developing native mobile apps since PDAs first began to get wireless connectivity over a decade ago. More recently, he has focused on iOS and Android native client/server apps that harness new platform capabilities, such as streaming and background audio, GPS location, Bluetooth peripherals, remote notifications, and now autonomous WatchOS 2 operation. His mobile app clients range from Kickstarter projects, to enterprises such as Sony and The Economist Group. Jim is a joint inventor on several pending and one granted mobile application patents and holds a BS from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Arizona. Jim has enjoyed endurance athletics throughout his life and continues to run daily.