Pierre-Olivier Latour

This is the list of public software projects I either invented or programmed on through the years. Check out my LinkedIn profile for my professional and management experience.

Mac App

GitUp

Available in pre-release

2015 - now

GitUp is a bet to reinvent the Git interaction model to make it easier, safer and faster for software engineers of all levels to use Git.

GitUp’s breakthrough is to let users manipulate directly a live-updating repository graph.

Open Source Library

GCDTelnetServer

Available on GitHub

2014 - now

GCDTelnetServer is a drop-in embedded Telnet server for iOS and OS X apps.

Use it to execute commands inside your app while it’s running on the device e.g. to query internal state, trigger actions while the app is in the background, etc…

Open Source Library

XLFacility

Available on GitHub

2014 - now

XLFacility, which stands for Extensive Logging Facility, is an elegant and powerful logging facility for OS X & iOS.

It includes built-in loggers for standard streams, ASL, files, SQLite databases, Telnet server, HTTP server, raw TCP and even UI overlays.

iPhone App

Automatic

(Automatic Labs)

2014

Automatic connects your car to the cloud thanks to a dongle on the OBD-II port.

While Director of Engineering at Automatic Labs, I also contributed a number of stability and performance improvements to the iPhone app.

Mac App

MP3 CD Maker

Available on the Mac App Store

2014 - now

MP3 CD Maker converts iTunes playlists into MP3 CDs in one click — it even converts on the fly songs not in MP3 format. It’s the best solution around to create MP3 CDs for your car.

MP3 CD Maker is entirely open source on GitHub.

Mac App

Compare Folders

Available on the Mac App Store

2014 - now

Compare Folders is a simple, fast and accurate folder comparison app for Mac.

It was also launched as an experiment on targetting and pricing apps for the Mac App Store. Compare Folders is entirely open source on GitHub.

Open Source App

D3Visualizer

Not maintained anymore

2014

D3Visualizer was an experimental mini-IDE to build visualizations using D3.js, NVD3, Crossfilter and SQLite data sources.

It was an open source project and the latest version is available on GitHub.

Open Source Dataset

Everpix Intelligence

Available on GitHub

2014

Everpix Intelligence became hugely popular in the startup world in January 2014, as for the first time a very extensive and uncensored "data dump" of an known early stage startup was publicly available.

Open Source Library

GCDWebServer

Available on GitHub

2013 - now

GCDWebServer is a modern and lightweight GCD based HTTP 1.1 server designed to be embedded in OS X & iOS apps.

It’s a popular project on GitHub and is used by companies from Apple to LG and the Apache Software Foundation.

Photo Startup

Everpix (33cube)

IP & tech sold to a large startup

2011-2013

Everpix was solving the Photo Mess, the next opportunity in consumer photo space. It was built on a proprietary technology stack for image compression, semantic analysis, high-speed syncing and animated UI. Everpix handled 400 million full-res photos at its peak.

iPad App

Decks

(Cooliris)

2011

Decks was a series of iPad apps that let users seamlessly browse digital catalogues (apps, movie trailers, Flickr photos, etc…). They were built using a deck of cards metaphore and had contents continuously updating from servers.

iPad App

ComicFlow

Available on the App Store

2010 - now

ComicFlow is an acclaimed comic reader with 4.5 stars over 7,000 ratings, and used by comic fans worldwide to read more than 350 million comic pages in 2014.

ComicFlow is entirely open source on GitHub.

iPad App

KPCB CEO Summit

(Cooliris)

2010

This app was exclusively made for the 2010 CEO Summit of Kleiner Perkins (attendees received preloaded iPads as gifts). Users could rapidly navigate the extensive event and attendees information as a series of cards, using an innovative swipe-based interface.

Mobile Technology

PageKit

(Cooliris)

2010-2011

PageKit was a highly-optimized dynamic layout engine and associated XML file format designed to render page-based contents on iOS.

It was used by several Cooliris apps and eventually sold as part of Cooliris’ AdJitsu 3D ads tech to Amobee.

iPad App

Discover

(Cooliris)

2010-2011

Discover let you find, read and explore content from Wikipedia in a magazine-like interface generated dynamically.

Discover became the #1 free iPad app for 8 consecutive days, and was later chosen by Apple as a top 10 Lifestyle iPad app of 2010.

Open Source Library

Cooliris-ToolKit

(Cooliris)

2009 - 2011

Cooliris-ToolKit was an open source toolkit in Obj-C for iOS and OS X applications.

It was originally used in several Cooliris apps for iOS like Discover and Decks.

Mac App

Persistence aka Twin

Sold to App4Mac

2009

Persistence was a reliable and flexible online & offline backup solution for Mac OS X.

It was compatible with most Internet servers (FTP, FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, iDisk…).

Mac App

MidiHID

Not available anymore

2009

MidiHID transformed USB HID compatible device (keyboard, joysticks, game controllers…) into powerful MIDI controllers, compatible with MIDI software running on your Mac.

The source code is available on GitHub.

Open Source Tool

Mathusalem

Not maintained anymore

2008-2009

Mathusalem was a simple and popular backup system for Mac OS X, which could be used either as a System Preferences pane or directly as a command line tool.

It was an open source project and the latest version is available on GitHub.

OS Technology

WebKit

(Apple)

2008

While engineering manager for the Rich Media team (hardware acceleration in WebKit, CSS transforms, CSS animations and <video> tag), I also rewrote the screen-based automated testing system used by the WebKit project.

OS Technology

iPhone SDK

(Apple)

2007-2008

I contributed to the initial release of the iPhone SDK focusing on the integration of media technologies (OpenGL ES, CoreAudio, video playback…).

Much of the sample code that originally shipped with the SDK was actually from my own test apps.

OS Technology

PixelShox aka Quartz Composer

Sold to Apple

2002-2007

PixelShox was revolutionary new way to create 2D & 3D motion graphics in real-time, based on an intuitive node-based editor.

Entirely hardware-accelerated, it came with 100+ plug-ins from basic math operators to live video input.

Mac App

X-Tunes

Not available anymore

2002-2008

X-Tunes was a free, fast and uninstrusive utility to control iTunes playback without bringing the iTunes window to the foreground. It was highly-rated and popular back in 2002.

The source code is available on GitHub.

Mac App

Hold-Up

Not available anymore

2001-2002

Hold-Up was an accounting program with an iTunes-like UI that received great reviews from European Mac websites and magazines.

The source code is available on GitHub.

Videogame Startup

WaterRace (French Touch)

Not available anymore

1998-2002

WaterRace was a real-time 3D boat racing game developed by a 10 people team. It was distributed in European shops and online, and received substantial coverage in Mac magazines and Swiss national press.

The source code is available on GitHub.

Mac App

AudioFusion (aka Hit Factory)

Not available anymore

1997-2000

Hit Factory was the first easy-to-use music creation tool on the Mac, even before the trend for Music Maker-like apps started on Windows.

Originally a shareware, it was renamed AudioFusion and distributed commercially by Syclone Multimedia.