Hello, World!

I'm Max Chuquimia ‐ a (predominantly Swift) software engineer in 🇦🇺 Sydney, Australia. I like nothing more than sitting down to solve a programming problem, so it's no surprise that I have made many projects alone and with friends or family. Here's a few favourites:

Translate This

Simply position the transparent rectangle over any text that is appearing on your macOS computer's screen to instantly translate it into any language!

Photo Extractor

An iOS app that helps you grab high-quality frames from any video or live photo and save them as an image.

Quick Draw

Screensharing on your Mac? Need to draw a diagram or highlight some content? Quick Draw is here to help.

Spoilern't

Tired of Netflix' description spoiling what happens in the next episode? Spoilern't is a Firefox extension to blur out spoilers.

#TVSlides

Shows Instagram slideshows on your Apple TV (discontinued - Instagram revoked our API access soon after launch)

Looking for the source?

I strongly believe in Open Sourcing as much of the work I do as possible. On my GitHub page you'll be sure to find something interesting or (hopefully) useful, for example:

BASH Scripts

My personal Homebrew tap of scripts that I made to make my life easier

Icon Resizer

A Swift script to generate all the icon sizes you need for your Xcode project

Resource Encoder

Helps to securely store secret assets (such as API keys) in your binary

SwiftFluentValidation

A Swift framework for fluent validation (that you shouldn't use)

json2swift

Open-source web app that converts JSON structures to Swift models

Google Analytics

A tiny Measurement Protocol wrapper for use on any platform

Sharing the Knowledge

I've learnt so much from the Internet, so I want to ensure it remains a trustworthy place for future generations of developers. On my Medium page you can read about some interesting problems I've solved or gain a few ideas for your next project's implementation:

Refactoring in Swift: Setup Closures

A quick idea on how a simple function can make your setup closures much neater

I need a cloud database: Firebase or CloudKit?

It’s a common misconception that Firebase and CloudKit are fairly interchangeable. Whilst they are both serverless storage solutions...

Create a punchable Tag & Build button

Here’s another 10-minute hack: we’ll be using IOKit to respond to a key press from a specific peripheral in order to...

Decoding ASN.1 DER Sequences in Swift

An API I am working with is returning sensitive data signed with an Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA)...

Want something built?

I'm always looking out for what I might be able to build next - so get in touch! LinkedIn is a good place to start 😊