Martin Hicks

Freelance mobile (& web) developer from
sunny Manchester, based in London.


Adding licenses / acknowledgements to iOS Settings app

During a recent iOS development I needed to distribute a 3rd-party license agreement with my app.  Apps such as iBooks, Keynote, Facebook (and many many more) utilise the Settings app to not only display user-editable preferences, but also license agreements and acknowledgements. read more


New site (WIP)

I spent a little time last night working up a refresh of my portfolio site. It’s certainly a work-in-progress, you’ll notice I haven’t completed all of my project archive so far, but as time permits I’ll look to add more screenshots and detail to projects I’ve worked on in the past.

I’ve not only re-designed the site, but I’ve also rolled it up into a template for WordPress, so all being well I will write more on here – around topics such as Mobile Strategy, Mobile Development, iOS & Android programming and the frameworks PhoneGap and Appcelerator.

This site re-fresh makes use of HTML 5 Boilerplate and Twitter Bootstrap.

Over the coming days I will make improvements to the Responsive layouts, particularly within the Projects section and when I’m happy with it I will rebuild the site using the build process of html5bp.


Captain America Filming

Vita Ray Productions UK Ltd have started producing Captain America: The First Avenger here in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and for the next month Dale, Tariff, Back Piccadilly and Mangle Street will be turned into downtown New York.

Our are offices are right in the middle of all the action, so we decided to create a photo blog roll to documentate what was happening on set in our little corner of Manchester.

Preparation and production will be taking place between 6th September to the 3rd of October and then there will be a week where they reinstate the streets back to their original state.

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Martin Hicks




BSc Multimedia Computing (First-class Honours)


HTML5, CSS3, PHP, ASP.NET (C#), Java, JavaScript, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS, PhoneGap, Appcelerator.

I have many years experience working in Web Development (both front-end and back-end) and Mobile App & Mobile Optimised Websites. I specialise in making solutions that are simple, intuitive, on budget and on time. I Get Things Done.

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