Dr. Jon Manning and Dr. Paris Buttfield-Addison are cofounders of the game and app development studio Secret Lab. They’re based on the side of a mountain in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Through Secret Lab, they’ve worked on award-winning apps of all sorts, ranging from iPad games for children to instant-messaging clients to math games about frogs. Together they’ve written numerous books on game development, iOS software development, and Mac software development. Secret Lab can be found online and on Twitter at @thesecretlab.
Paris has a BA in medieval history, a BComp with first class honors, and a PhD in computing/HCI, where he focused on the use of tablet technology.
Jon has a BComp with first class honors, and a PhD in computing/HCI, where he explored manipulation on social media sites.
Paris and Jon formerly worked with Meebo (which was acquired by Google) as product manager and senior software engineer, respectively. Both have written more than a dozen technical, game design, and mobile development books, mostly for O’Reilly Media.
Paris can be found on Twitter at @parisba and Jon can be found at @desplesda.
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