Álvaro Medina Ballester

Hi 👋! I’m Álvaro, a

software engineer
and
PDD
living in Palma, Spain. My current focus is on the intersection of engineering, product development and management.

I have worked for startups and big companies, helping them envision their mobile strategy and leading technical teams. Currently, I serve as General Manager at Fundació BIT. Learn more about me.

The header image is a simulation of material orbiting close to a Black Hole. Original. Credits: ESO/Gravity Consortium/L. Calçada.

Apps

ScanGuest
ScanGuestScanguest is the most exciting app I’ve worked so far. It shows the capabilities of React Native as a super powerful platform to build user…
Entropy Dispatcher
Entropy DispatcherEntropy Dispatcher is a part of WDNA’s solutions for network management. It is intented to provide assistance and work orders to field…
Rentals PMS
Rentals PMSRentals PMS is one of the few projects we have started entirely on APSL. It compromises a group of software dedicated to manage vacation…
TUI Toogle
TUI ToogleToogle is an internal app built for TUI Travel. I was responsible of the mobile team during the development, delivering a high quality app…
Envío Dinero
Envío DineroEnvío Dinero is the mobile app we built for the canadian company EnvíoDinero.com, which makes possible to send money funds to Cuba through…
Staying Safe
Staying SafeStaying Safe is an app developed for the US National Development & Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) that has the objective of preventing the…
Two Good Neighbours
Two Good Neighbours2GN is a location-based social app that connects neighbors that need to sell or buy goods or services. It is intented to be used as a local…
SupSpot
SupSpotSupspot is the fist dedicated software to rent Stand up Paddles and manage renting spots. It is an enterprise-distributed app that can be…
Nauticheck
NauticheckNauticheck is the mobile app for the boat management system Nauticadvisor. It was the first full app built for iOS and Android from scratch…
Menéame
MenéameMenéame Noticias was the first mobile app I built fully on React Native. It was built first for iOS and later on Android by my Mobile Team…

Open Source

I've been building and collaborating to open source software since the beginning of my engineering career. My current focus is on React and React Native, having contributed to both technologies. I have also built OSS that has been downloaded more than 5 million times and it's used by more than 25.000 projects.

Publications

I have several publications in different types of media on Internet. I published two React Native courses on PacktPub: Building your application with React Native and Publishing your application with React Native. I'm also an active StackOverflow user, you can check my profile and reputation here.

Blog

March 31, 2017

New blog and new site

July 27, 2014

Using ranges in strings with Swift