James Wise

james wise



I am an app developer, designer and technical consultant, with apps live on the App Store, Google Play and Windows Marketplace.


Oct 2016

Mobile Applications Developer (Contractor)

Wise Technology Ltd
  • Appcelerator Titanium mobile and web/front-end developer.

May 2015

Mobile Technical Lead

City & Guilds
  • Technical and strategic advice into tendering process for external suppliers.
  • Selection of suppliers and approval of statements of work.
  • Management of near-shore suppliers, including daily stand-ups.
  • Management of TFS, test case review and UAT
  • Approval and release of major improvements to iOS apps.
  • Technical and strategic advice into next phase of iOS, Android and Windows developments.

Aug 2011

Mobile Applications Developer

City & Guilds

Architecture, Development and UI design of City & Guilds and Learning Assistant apps, currently with an exclusive focus on Windows Phone.

Oct 2010

Technology Analyst

City & Guilds

This role in the Learning Technology Development team involved researching, analysing, designing, developing and deploying technology solutions, for purposes such as online assessment, e-learning, e-portfolios, content management, e-books and mobile applications.

May 2010

Senior Technical Analyst

City & Guilds

Similar to the GOLA Operations Technical Analyst role, but with extra responsibilities and technical input into new products and services at a senior level.

2006 – 2010

Gola Ops Technical Analyst

City & Guilds

Analysis, training, documentation, support and software development for online assessment.

2004 – 2006

Web Editor

City & Guilds

Commissioning, editing and publishing of online teaching and learning materials.

2003 – 2004

Assessment Co-ordiniator

City & Guilds

Commissioning, moderating, editing and publishing of exam papers.

2002 – 2003

Fundraising Team leader

Open Air Fundraising

Management, training and motivation of face-to-face fundraising teams for: WWF, Barnardos, Scope, Alzheimers Society, Rethink, People’s Trust for Endangered Species, Association for International Cancer Research and Liberty.

1998 – 2002

Freelance Web Developer


Worked on www.bibliomania.com through PanEris (www.paneris.org) in Oxford and London-based work through The Quantos Consultancy (www.quantos.co.uk).


2015 – 2017

MA Creative Writing

Birkbeck, University of London

Develops the craft of fiction at a professional level.

1995 – 1998

BA English Studies & Publishing

Oxford Brookes University

Critical Theory, Modern and Contemporary Literature.



Aboriginal Worldviews and Education

University of Toronto/Coursera

Historical, social, and political issues in Aboriginal education.


Titanium for iOS and Android apps (TCAD Certified)

Windows Phone 8 apps

Windows Store apps












UI Design


Technology Research

Research & Development



Igor Dvoeglazov

Igor Dvoeglazov Senior Software Engineer

I’ve worked with James since April 2015, and I can recommend him as a competent and responsible person. James correctly organizes inner project interaction, promptly provides the necessary information and resources and makes timely and accurate decisions. I should also mention a strong technical background and a high problem solving skill of James.

Neil Pike

Neil Pike Infrastructure Architect

James has been the go-to guy in the two areas he has worked in since I’ve been at City & Guilds – if you want something developed fast, well thought out and meeting the requirements then he’s your man. He relishes a challenge and if that means using something new he hasn’t done before then that’s an added bonus – keen, enthusiastic and excited about technology. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any prospective client/employer.

Alex Ford

Alex Ford Project Manager

James is a naturally talented developer who produced some great products (websites, mobile apps etc) when we worked together at City & Guilds.

He also acted as the technical lead on a number of projects I managed where he was an invaluable source of advice.


Mobile Development

iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 apps.

Web Development

ASP.NET, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Bootstrap, WordPress.


Technology research, consultancy, advice, ideas.

iPassPro iOS

iPassPro iOS

iPassPro WP8.1

iPassPro WP8.1

A-Z Cards WP8.1

A-Z Cards WP8.1

SmartCards WP8.1

SmartCards WP8.1

A-Z Cards iOS

A-Z Cards iOS

SmartCards iOS

SmartCards iOS

A-Z Cards Android

A-Z Cards Android

SmartCards Android

SmartCards Android

Open Badge Primer

Open Badge Primer

Flappy Mayor

Flappy Mayor

Steve Wozniak with my app

Steve Wozniak with my app

Article on vMOOCs

Article on vMOOCs





Cloud City

Cloud City