About Me

I'm a student and iOS and OS X developer from Peterborough,UK.
If you see a grgarside, it's probably me.

I have a blog where I post random things. Usually when Safari crashes in OS X Yosemite or there's a bug with BT's broadband routers. I'm pretty active on Stack Exchange (especially Ask Different) where my username is grgarside.

I mainly play Battlefield 3 as GGarside on my Boot Camp Windows and Minecraft on OS X, but I also play a variety of other games on iOS.


I've made a few apps for various platforms—you can search for "George Garside" on your platform of choice for a full list of apps available.
Unfortunately most of the apps are not public as they were written for coursework or other internal purposes, although here's two that I have made for the :

, a free education homework and planner app for the Thomas Deacon Academy, available on both iOS and Android. This app allows pupils to access their homework assignments set by their teachers on their mobile device, as well as accessing their card data and school announcements.

This complements the Thomas Deacon Academy VLE, integrating with Microsoft SharePoint, the software that the school uses to manage homework and other student data, to obtain information relevant to the specific student and show this to the student at an appropriate time. Furthermore, the app uses a custom API which allows for very fast updating of dynamic content, but without any extra load on the school's servers. The integration with iCloud also allows students to move their information between device without needing to re-enter their data, and also makes use of iCloud storage to store key pairs.

, a timetable app for school enrichment for iOS. This was the first app that I made for the school's Sports department, specifically for their sports enrichment to allow students to access the latest enrichment timetable from their mobile device as well as health and fitness information relating to their current physical condition.

The app has been downloaded by both students and staff to complement teaching and learning in the Sports department, as well as providing up-to-date information regarding the current Inter College event being held at the school and how to participate.