TeleBEEM was the first tech company I founded in 2009. It was the wild west of app development and we managed to capitalize on that mentality by developing educational, entertainment, and even security products – wherever we felt there was a need in the market, we would try something new.

As a company, we started by making apps for BlackBerry phones. We easily transitioned into Android phones, since both types of apps were based on Java code. We made a lot of mistakes. There was money to be made, and we made some, but we also lost a lot. 2010 was when we went 100% iOS.

Overall, this was a great experience. We followed the market and found our way, but ultimately we came up with fun trinkets that had no real meaning or purpose other than to have fun and make money. The meaning and purpose would come in 2017.
In 2017, seeing a gap in the market, and looking to take a more serious and purposeful approach to software development, my wife and I co-founded Connected Neurosciences. Our goal was to create a suite of apps that people with Parkinson’s could use to track their illness. Kind of like a Fitbit for Parkinson’s. The app brought together the functionality of multiple apps at the time, all into one package. Instead of ads or in-app purchases, we made the entire app available for purchase for a one-time fee. We also valued our customers’ privacy, so we never ever collected any data from customers.

Development was strong between 2017 and 2020, but I have since begun working on other projects. You can still join the thousands of users who use the app every day (and it still doesn’t collect any of your data) by purchasing it for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Silicon Macs on the Apple Appstore.