Hi, I'm Bryan.

I'm 30, live in San Diego, write Mac Apps, fly planes and lift giant weights.

History

I moved to San Diego in 2010 from Charlotte, North Carolina. I came out here to pursue an MBA, which I earned in 2012. Before that I worked as a freelance web designer/developer, which is really where all this started.

Back then, there were no tools for working with Less, Sass and such; you had to use the command line. I didn't like that because I don't like command lines. So, I wrote a little plugin for Coda that compiled Less files. A few months later, I turned that into a separate app, which supported only Less.

While I was studying for my MBA, people often asked me if I would create a "Sass.app" or a "CoffeeScript.app". So during the summer of 2011, in lieu of doing an official MBA internship, I wrote CodeKit 1.0. I gave up nights and weekends to get it done while in grad school.

Before I knew what hit me, CodeKit became a phenomenon. Google was using it. Barack Obama's campaign bought 20 copies. General Electric (a company I worked for years ago) used it. Some of the biggest ad agencies in the world showed up in my purchase database.

When I got over the shock, I looked at CodeKit 1.0 and said, "This is embarrassing. I can do so much better." So, in December of 2012 I started working on CodeKit 2. I planned to ship by May of 2013. Clearly, I suck at planning. Long story short, I've put the last 1.5 years of my life into CodeKit 2. I really hope it blows you away.

Philosophy

My corporate motto is quite simple: "Make Panic Jealous." In other words, I want my apps to look and work like they were made by the best of the best. And I'll keep at it until they do.

It's Not Just Me

CodeKit would not be possible without the work of a great many other people. Please open the About window in the app to see who they are.

Thank You

Thanks for considering CodeKit! I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed making it. (I'm not saying there weren't days when I wanted to throw my Mac out the window, drive to Cupertino, punch every Apple engineer in the face and key Tim Cook's car out of sheer frustration... but, you know, in hindsight the process was enjoyable.)

Twitter: @bdkjones
Email: [my first name]@incident57.com