Ronan Cranley works with Point 97. (http://www.pointnineseven.com/). His main focus will be implementing cross platform mobile applications.
In his college career, and in his previous positions at ESB International in Dublin, the University of Portland, Gigapan Systems, and AutoAp, Ronan has worked on an array of different projects in PHP, VB.Net, C#, Java, Ruby and Sencha Touch. These include, but are not limited to a client side GIS system, a homegrown content management system, a cross-browser/cross-platform Gigapixel Image viewer, a calendaring/scheduling system, a jQuery/Google Maps mash up, and a PhoneGap deployed cross-platfom mobile application for person to person vehicle sales.
In his spare time, Ronan spends many hours on the soccer field, on the golf course, the hurling field, hanging out with his wife Caitlin, son Eoin, and their English bulldog, Bono, and sampling as much of the Pacific Northwest as he can.
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