Photograph of Chris Black

Photograph of Chris Black

Chris Black is a senior software engineer at MentorMate who focuses on native development for Android and iOS devices. Chris has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He has taught a number of courses on interactive development as adjunct faculty at the Art Institutes International and MCAD. Chris has a strong interest in connecting mobile devices to physical hardware through the use of Arduino boards. He covers a number of mobile related topics on his blog, When he’s away from the computer he enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, and kayaking.

chris [at] blackcj [dot] com


Here is a list of tools that I use on a regular basis:

  • Android Studio
  • Xcode
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Firebug v1.3.0
  • SQLite Manager 0.4.2
  • Web Developer 1.1.6
  • Altova XML Spy
  • Open Office 2.4
  • CrossFont
  • Charles Proxy link
  • JSON Viewer link
  • Hex Editor XVI32 link
  • Loader Generators link link2
  • SHORTY – Easy favorite folder access link
  • Launchy – Open keystroke launcher link
  • File Transfer Time / Speed Calculator link
  • Audio Converter link
  • RIOT link
  • HTTrack – Website copier for offline viewing link
  • Knuff – APNs push tool
  • Fritzing
  • Atom

Frameworks / API’s / Libraries:

  • Firebase
  • MPAndroidChart
  • UrbanAirship Push Notifications
  • Google Cloud Messaging
  • Android Support Library
  • Google Play Services
  • GASP Tween Engine
  • Box2D
  • Twitter API
  • Google Analytics

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