I am developing intuitive and creative cross-platform web and mobile applications. Find me on LinkedIn at .

Current Projects

Lead and Senior Software Developer at Lumina Learning

I am Lead Software Developer at Lumina Learning.

I am currently leading a distributed microservices strategy. This includes the introduction of Single Sign On as we break up our monolithic core allowing the team to launch modern scalable stateless microservices built for mobile and beyond.

Myself, Lead Developer and Nikita Mikhailov, Consulting Psychologist achieved Finalist status in the 2016 ABP Workforce Experience Awards for Excellent Innovation in Business Psychology for the Lumina Splash App.

I singlehandedly developed the Lumina Splash App natively for iOS and Android which I presented in Indonesia at Lumina Learning's global conference. The app has successfully rolled out across Lumina's global networks and has been used by thousands of practitioners and participants on workshops. This allows learners to compare themselves to others and share to compare their personality online by turning static reports (by scanning in encrypted and signed data) into a dynamic animated representations.

Compare with my Splash:

James Acres Splash

Bubbly Clouds

Bubbly Clouds is my web hosting, SSL and domains business. I provide my clients with PHP, Node.js, Python, Perl and more with the industry leading cPanel and WHM all of which I manage at Linode. I provide personal technical support across a wide range of web, email, networking and sysadmin issues, plus of course the usual business as usual.

A fun project which I have done every year since 2013 with Jade Eliott providing the content and me coding the website usually only takes a few weeks as it's just a bit of fun and a chance to play with something new.

More on the way :)

Past Projects

Internet Service Developer at Netcraft

Developer of Netcraft's interactive web trends pages
and performance monitoring timeline pages

Quoted in The Guardian following a discussion on the current issues affecting web sever performance

I also had input on Netcraft's news articles, including

"Geolert" Location Based Mobile Coupons

My final year BSc Computer Science project at The University of Southampton. In this project a location-based coupon application was designed, implemented, tested and evaluated. The App to detect when users entered geofences was written for Android with a Zend Framework PHP web service which triggered push notifications back to the app when they visited a location enough to have earnt a coupon.