Hello, I'm Jake. Originally from the UK (and now living in the Netherlands), I'm a mobile application developer and programmer. My biggest project so far is an iOS app called Travel Essentials, which aims to make it easier to find information while on vacation. I have also developed several other applications that have gained significant popularity.
In general I want to help people, and I do this in areas where I have particular expertise in - one of these areas happens to be travel. A large number of app categories are dominated by badly designed and slow apps which don't provide a great user interface - I'm going to change that. I will publish my latest releases onto this page and on the jRustonApps website.
Below you will find my employment history as well as the education I have graduated with. If you would like any additional information, please visit my LinkedIn page or feel free to use the contact us form at the bottom of this website.
I am the founder and CEO of jRustonApps.com, an iOS and Android application company. Founded in 2012, I have released several applications including My Tide Times, currently listed as the most popular tide times application in the UK, and My Currency Converter which has over 600,000 installs.
I had a summer internship at Aviva, the largest insurance provider in the UK, as a mobile application developer. I worked on their Aviva Drive and MyAviva applications for Android and iOS using Xamarin and C#, including Objective-C. With this, I participated in agile development and working in teams.
I founded a web hosting review website called Xeromi, which included detailed reviews of hosting providers and included affiliate links which generated commissions when users signed up to them. Using the SEO skills I had acquired it gained significant rankings until I sold the site for $22,000.
I was an SEO freelancer for approximately two years. I found SEO techniques which were very effective for improving Google rankings, which I sold as a service to local businesses as well as international firms to boost their visibility on the web.
I studied for an MComp qualification at UEA. My focus was on software engineering and programming modules, including producing a VoIP system, a mathematical graphing application with a plugin architecture and several mobile applications. I graduated with a first class honours degree.
For my A level courses I studied Business Studies, Economics and Mathematics and achieved A*, A and B respectively. By studying these courses it gave me a greater understanding of how to operate a business, which has given me better skills to run companies such as jRustonApps. It has also helped with my degree.
Whilst at secondary school I studied a variety of subjects including core modules such as Mathematics and English as well as ICT, Spanish and History. These gave me numerous skills which I have applied, including ICT which helped to increase my motivation for further study in that area.
iOS & Android
My Currency Converter is a simple converter which you can use when travelling. With over 150 currencies and a very easy-to-use sleek interface, it aims to make your life just a tiny bit easier.
Travel Essentials is an iOS App available for iPhone and iPad which makes travelling easier. When you're going on vacation, you enter where you're travelling to and the dates you're travelling on and it'll give you all of the information you'll need - your flight statuses, hotel information, weather forecasts and also locate great places to visit.
iOS & Android
A simple guide for the Animal Crossing: New Lead game for Nintendo 3DS. Its simple, effective design combined with helpful information led to a surge in popularity, leading to over 10,000 users installing the app in just the first 4 days of release.
iOS & Android
My Tide Times is an app which gives tidal information to users in over 30 countries. It provides a simple map-based interface, with a sleek card design to make it easy to navigate through the information. It is now in the top 100 free weather apps in the vast majority of countries launched, including the UK where it often sits in the top 10.
My Weather Forecast is an iPhone app which provides current weather conditions as well as a 7-day forecast in a beautiful interface. The UI is simple and dynamic - swipe left or right to switch between locations, tap on a date to see more information about the forecast as well as viewing a chart of how the weather will be over the current day.
iOS & Android
London Tube Live is an app made for travel on the London Underground. It includes a whole range of features - an official map, live departures, tube exits and more. All data in the app updates automatically and has had great feedback from users since its release.
iOS & Android
My Earthquake Alerts provides information on the recent earthquakes around the world, including a powerful search feature and ability to send real-time push notifications to users.
My Hurricane Tracker allows users to track storms and hurricanes with a beautiful interface. It also allows them to search through a history of them and view forecasted information such as weather warnings and radar/satellite images.
My Aurora Forecast is the best app for seeing the Northern Lights. Built with a sleek dark design, it appeals to both tourists and serious aurora watchers by telling you what you want to know.
If you'd like to get in touch with me about one of the projects I have worked on or have any other questions, please use the form below and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can.