I’m Tyler Young.
I like creating things that makes people’s lives better.
In my day job, I work as a software developer for Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane flight simulator. Among other things, I was solely responsible for the massive multiplayer implementation (both client- and server-side) that we shipped recently in our mobile app. I was also responsible for the UI rewrite we did for X-Plane 11 on the desktop, and I’ve worked on various pieces of the low-level platform integration (we run on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android).
On my own time, I’m the sole developer on a Mac photo browser called Unbound. When I took it over from the previous dev, it was in rough shape—it crashed if you looked at it wrong, it failed to display images correctly, and the marketing failed to explain why you would want to use the app. I’ve since completely overhauled the marketing, spent 6 months fixing bugs, and finally started shipping new features. I’ve also been transitioning the Objective-C codebase to Swift (and SwiftUI, where appropriate).