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My company - The Digital Forge - has been developing end publishing iOS Apps since 2009. Now I want to share what I have learned over the years and to teach D&G to code apps!


Using a Mac and Xcode 7 in either Objective-C or Swift 2.1 I will tach you how to develop 12 real, usable apps. From zero to app coder in 12 weeks. At your place or mine. Just £35/hour+VAT

Custom App Design

Do you have a great idea for an App that needs realising? This can often be done for far less than you think starting at just £500 for the most basic.

Coder for hire

If you need to add some horsepower to your coding team, at just £50/hour+VAT I can bring an extra pair of skilled hands to the table. Fully conversant with Source Code Control, I can dovetail in with your existing team to get your project deliverd.


Here are 'six of the best' I have developed.

Forest Ideas

Outdoor Activities

See it on iTunes


A Teaching Aid

See it on iTunes


Livestock Management

See it on iTunes


Water Analysis Recording

See it on iTunes


Strategy Game

See it on iTunes


Recipe Ideas for Students

See it on iTunes


OK, so I am no spring chicken, I admit it! I started work as a Software Engineer back in 1985 and worked with my first Mac in 1989.

  • 1989

    My Mac Beginnings

    I remember it well, as the saying goes! I was a young Software Engineer working for Reuters when this beauty appeared in the department!

  • 2001

    The Digital Forge is Born

    I set up my web design and software company
    "The Digital Forge"

  • July 2002

    Relocation to bonny
    Dumfries and Galloway

    We decided to 'up sticks' and bring the family to Auchencairn on the Solway Firth. A wonderful place to bring up kids and explore what the great outdoors has to offer. Oh and a little bit of work too!

  • June 2009

    Our first App on the Apple Store

    We published our first (of many!) Apps on the Apple App Store - NavStation - for sailors. It's still going strong today!

  • November 2015

    Launch of "DG App Man" Service

    Have you got an App idea in your head that you want to create? I can teach you how or help you code it!

  • How can I

The DG App Man Team

It's mainly me but I have a team of helpers!

Jim Holland

The DG App Man

Very keen sailor - The Solway Yacht Club, musician - saxophonist, The Cotton Street Band and Under The Hammer. I enjoy teaching and helping folks love their Mac computer as much as I do!

A Mac user since 1989, I develop websites and apps using the tools freely available for the Mac. I have 9 Apps currenly published in the Apple App Store and three in production currenly.

Contact Me

I'd love to hear from you!