Developer Spotlight: Ray Marshal of mSecure

iMore's developer spotlights are like DVD/iTunes Extras for the App Store -- a weekly look behind the scenes at the programers and designers that bring you the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games you love. This week Leanna talks with David Ashman from mSeven Software.

What's your name? Ray Marshall

What's your company's name? mSeven Software

Where are you located? Portland, OR

What's your website address?

What's your Twitter name? @msevensoftware

What apps do you make? mSecure for iOS, Android, MacOS and Windows, and mGifts for iOS

What apps, other than your own, are currently among your favorites? Flixster, Weatherbug, Dropbox, Pandora, Shazam, TED, Cut the Rope

How long have you been a developer? 27 years

How long have you been an iOS developer? 3.5 years (since the very beginning!)

Do you develop for any other platform in addition to iOS? If so, which one(s)? Mac OS, Windows, Android, Palm (in past)

What primary computer setup do you use for your iOS development? 27" iMac

What iOS device(s) do you personally use most often? iPhone 4S, iPad 2

What mobile devices, other than iOS, do you currently use? Kindle

What's your favorite thing about developing for iOS? Great development tools, stable environment

What's your least favorite thing about developing for iOS? Nothing. iOS is a joy to program for. (Although, haven't warmed to xcode 4 yet)

What feature would you most like Apple to add to the iOS 5 SDK? Ability to integrate with Siri.

What feature would you most like Apple to add to the App Store? Support for software upgrades

If we were to eavesdrop on you while you were coding, what curse word would we hear you use the most? Argh is about as foul as I get.

1What do you do when you're not coding iOS apps? Attending my kids’ events with my wife, Guitar, Piano

What should we look for from you next? The world is not organized enough. We have some great new productivity apps made simple in the works!

Thanks Ray!

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Developer Spotlight: Ray Marshal of mSecure


I don't know what I would do without mSecure. I would forget all of my passwords and log in information. I would highly recommend this app!

Sharing the love for mSecure also - great little app! I only wish I could get mBackup to work on my Mac.

Will the ringing in my ear ever stop?On Wednesday afternoon I accidently fired a handgun without ear protection. I only fired 3 or 4 shots before I realized I didn't have ear protection, but I've had ringing in my left ear since then. It's been about 4 days and I'm wondering if this is permanent or not. I read all about tinnitus and how the hairs in the ear bend and send signals to the nerves, but is it possible that the hairs can straighten out on their own? This was the first time I've ever done this, any insight?

Thats a strange beast. It looks to be quite some retro flavor of top on OSX, see the mdworker process, or System Preferences or Activity Monitor processes. Those never existed on Apple][, not even within GNO/me

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