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As you've probably guessed, my name is Jason Stockton. I'm an app developer and web developer from Melbourne Australia and this is the story of my life so far...
Let's start from the start. When I was younger my dream was to be a famous film director like Steven Spielberg. But as with a lot of dreams, they change when your realise the reality of what's involved. Very little life, on a long journey from the bottom - I was not feeling that!
While studying film & television I decided to start learning PHP. I was already pretty good at HTML from my school days and had made a number of websites, but I wanted to do something cooler. PHP at the time allowed me to do very functional websites apps with a purpose.
In early 2007 I started a small web development firm called Moogle Media with another student I met in my film & television course. This business allowed me to grow my skills without starting from the bottom and also gave me a good work/life balance.
Whilst discovering many issues doing development and having not found solutions to them on Google I decided to create The Web Development Blog. This blog documented development tips, tutorials and solutions for issues that were not found on the web at the time. Today Stack Overflow has most problems covered but there are still some handy tips and tutorials laying around for young devs to read.
In 2010 I founded an idea that combined two things I wanted to do, make T-shirts and give to charity. That business (now organisation) was to become We Are Love. The original form would give a donation of $5 to charity for every t-shirt sold. After some evolution (and to reduce prices) I later converted it to give 100% of all profits to charity. We Are Love has so far released 3 collections, with a 4th in the works for 2015/2016.
In late 2010 CSS3 was starting to become more prevalent as more browsers started to support it. The issue was coding it took so long as you need prefixes for every browser. To assist with this I created CreateCSS3 which will generate multiple CSS3 scripts for you in a heartbeat. CreateCSS3 has helped thousands of developers around the world adopt CSS3 into their websites in a heartbeat.
In 2012 I began dabbling in creating apps in PhoneGap releasing an app for Emote Digital called Snowball Drive for iOS. The game was fun a drew a lot of gamers in.
In 2013 I began a podcast with co-worker at Emote Digital Lee Renton. The podcast called Digital Cake keeps you up to date with the latest in the world of tech in an entertaining way.
In 2014 I released my first solo development game for iOS called Tap Man. Tap Man was slightly influenced by the hit game Flappy Bird, but was only ever meant as a learning project.