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Chris Beauchamp

Full-Stack Product Developer & Founder

Age:
31
Email:
cjbeauchamp@gmail.com
Location:
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

About Me

When my first iOS app (a guitar teaching tool) landed in the top 25 of the App Store, I got hooked on product development. 10 years later, I've created a number of apps, worked on large-scale data platforms, led multinational product and engineering teams, spoken at conferences, and everything in between.

Originally from Florida, I moved to the Bay Area after college and now reside in the suburbs of Philadelphia with my fiancée and our dog Kalu. You'll find us snowboarding in the winter months and golfing through the summer. Outside of my day job, I enjoy building personal projects and taking them to market.

education & employment

Clemson University

2006 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Servo Software [San Mateo, California]

2010

After selling my app (iShareTunes) to Servo, I joined the company full-time. Within a year, Servo was acquired and merged with another company to form Kii Corporation.

  • Senior Software Engineer
    Led a development team tasked with growing the user base for iShareTunes while expanding the company's iOS expertise.

Kii Corporation [Tokyo, Japan]

2010 - Current

I continued to work with Kii Corporation to advance my development and product skills, work with remote teams, and grow into several other roles.

  • Senior Software Engineer
    Created iOS and Javascript SDKs for developers to access Kii's flagship platform.
  • Developer Evangelist
    Created content, demos and tutorials, spoke at conferences and meetups, managed the website, and ran events to promote Kii Platform.
  • Senior Product Developer
    Worked directly under the Chief Product Officer to lead research & development of new projects.
  • Senior Product Manager
    Leading a team of developers and designers to take new products to market, manage customers and existing projects, and plan product pipeline.

other notable work

Whitewater Labs

2010 - 2014

I teamed up with a designer to create iOS apps in our spare time. We released several Social and Utility apps, ranging in success from thousands to 1M+ downloads.

  • Lead Developer
    Sole developer behind the iOS apps, APIs and websites.

KeepSafe

2011 - 2012

KeepSafe is a mobile app created as a side project within Kii. After amassing millions of users in a short time, we decided to raise external funding and spin it out into its own company. KeepSafe has since grown to over 60M users.

  • Lead Developer
    Sole developer behind the iOS and Android versions, bringing KeepSafe past 2M downloads.

Fun* Personal Projects
*Relative term. May not be considered fun by everyone...

flycricket

Flycricket

A web-based SaaS that provides tools for mobile app developers to launch and market their apps. All the tools can be used without code, hosting, or design skills.

Launched in Spring 2019, Flycricket is currently used by 15,000+ registered developers.

Stack:

  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript
  • Python
  • Django
  • AWS
  • Stripe
flycricket.com
OurList

OurList

A simple and elegant list app with a focus on sharing. When my favorite list app went defunct, I wasn't able to find another one that worked for both my fiancée and me. If you can't find it, build it!

Another true weekend project, the first version was up and running within 48 hours. Since then, OurList has grown to thousands of users with no marketing.

Stack:

  • React Native
  • Javascript
  • Firebase
ourlist.flycricket.io
10words

10words

Discover new apps and startups in 10 words or less, in web and newsletter form. The newsletter is delivered to over 2,000 developers, designers, investors, and entrepreneurs each week.

A true weekend project, the idea for 10words came about on a Saturday morning; the first version launched that evening.

Stack:

  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript
  • AWS
  • Stripe
10words.io
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