Hi, I’m Eric DeLabar, I’m an iOS Engineer and Architect that’s been build iOS and iPadOS apps since the day the first iPad was released. Before apps, I was a Java, JavaScript, and web developer with a passion for web standards.

I’m currently the Principal iOS Developer at Bellum, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bolero, which is technically AMF Bowling Centers, Inc. D.B.A. Bowlmor AMF Centers. From 2022 to 2023 We built a nifty 100% SwiftUI app called MoneyBowl by Bowlero that aims to add a bit more excitement to the modern bowling experience. It’s fun, if you’re near a Bowlero you should try it out!

I was briefly, through the pandemic, the iOS Lead Platform Engineer for pMD, where I helped to modernize their iOS codebase and convert it to use ARC and Swift.

For a while, I was an iOS developer at CareEvolution, Inc., I had a title, technically, “Senior Software Architect” but the way we worked, titles were really just to keep people’s resumes happy. CareEvolution builds a piece of software known as an Health Information Exchange (HIE) called HIEBus. It’s basically a big database that knows how to talk to various other digital medical records systems through various standard and non-standard methods that ingests all of their data. Once that data gets into HIEBus other software is written to use that data to do cool things. The iOS apps I worked on used that data to help medical providers and patients stay informed and healthy. They were great projects for a great company with amazing people, but it just didn’t work for me.

Prior to CareEvolution, for over 10 years, I was an Enterprise Solution Architect specializing in iOS and mobile development at Trifecta Technologies, Inc. In practice, that meant I helped to design large business systems that ultimately interact with iOS clients that I designed and lead a team of developers through building.

Local Politics and Volunteer Organizations

I’m currently School Director (A.K.A. School Board) elect for my local Catasauqua School District with my term starting in 2024 (I think…). It was not exactly a highly-contested ticket, but it’s a thing I’m doing. As a parent with four school-aged kids I’d rather be on the board than allow one of the various landlords in the town take the free spot to keep the taxes low and the schools’ budget starved. (Not that we have this problem locally at the moment, but being American I need to say I’m also pro-library and anti-book-banning.)

I’m a long-term volunteer member of the Catasauqua Youth Soccer Association board where I’m the Travel Registrar and unofficial webmaster.

About This Blog

This blog has existed in many forms since roughly October of 2000, it started on LiveJournal, lived at CSH for a while, did a brief tour of duty on Blogger, and has now found a permanent home here. I used to try to write daily but never really managed more than three posts a week. Then it sat idle for years until Wordpress rotted-out underneath it. Now that this iteration is here, I’ll post something when I have something interesting to say.

Want to Say Thanks?

This blog and most of my projects are done because I love doing this stuff. Please let me know how much you care by buying me a cup of coffee with PayPal. It’s always appreciated!

Want to Work With Me?

Here’s where it gets interesting. I generally LOVE my job, and I’m usually not interested in leaving it for something else just like it. However, there’s a running offer that has always been posted on this site. So in the name of tradition, if you pay my salary and benefits for a year I will gladly give you a 49% share in whatever I can come up with. The sky’s the limit for your ideas (assuming I believe it can be profitable in a year and I think I can work with you), and I have quite a few ideas of my own if you just have some cash to invest. One of my life-goals is to eventually own my own company, this is just the most plausible way to do it at this stage in my life.