Watusiware Corporation is a small (one-man) company developing unique iPhone/iPad applications.
I am an experienced (35 years) software developer who has written pioneering software in such diverse areas as embedded systems, computerized numerical control, statistical modeling used to help design products from cars to disk drives to fighter aircraft, and high-frequency stock trading.
My biggest strength is pulling together knowledge from multiple disciplines in unexpected ways - software that I write often could not have been written by anyone else, because nobody else has the particular combination of unique and sometimes bizarre experience, which I almost always seem to find a way to leverage.
I'd like to bring that expertise to the iPhone/iPad app marketplace, where such experience and expertise seems sorely lacking.
I have zero artistic ability, some decent design sense, and have had the pleasure of working with some incredibly talented designers (most recently at Sony Corporation). In the very early days of the web, I helped designers who produced some of the very first online catalog sites (3M, 3Com, Tesco) to grasp the technical constraints of the fledgling web (mainly, by pounding the "airbrush" print-media mentality out of their brains...) I had a grandmother who did pastiche paintings. I had a "Picasso" - the clown, if you must know - hanging in my room as a child. She painted this for me, as her own home was full of "Dutch Masters" paintings. I have a sister who encouraged me to spend a great deal of time wandering around the Detroit Institute of Arts, particularly the modern art collection (and lunch under the Diego Rivera murals). My point (there's a point?) is that I've been exposed to great art. (But I'll be happy with good design.)
I can't produce artwork, but "I know what I like", and particularly what I don't! I like to work with a designer interactively. I will make suggestions - you make magic.
I'm hoping that this will be the first of many great 99Designs experiences. I'm good at "I like that!".