Gordon Turner is an iOS and Java developer living in Toronto.


Technical Director and Senior Developer

Gordon Turner has over 10 years of development experience including creating websites, integrating systems and writing iOS apps.

At Olson Canada, he is the Technical Director for the Boston Pizza MyBP project, a project that integrates the website, ecommerce, point of sale and mobile apps.

Also at Olson, he was the Lead Developer on the Second Cup PERKS Loyalty pilot, developed the Molson-Coors Iced T Video MIX-R iPhone app, and Boston Scientific CRM iPad Sales tool.

Independently, Gordon has released two of his own iOS apps, Typless and In My Mother's Kitchen. He was also the principal developer on Timber Challenge for Blue Mountain.

Before joining Olson, Gordon spent 7 years as Manager of Platform Development for Exchange Solutions working on Esso Extra and Club Sobeys loyalty programs. He was responsible for feature specification, implementation, testing and deployment.

Gordon is fluent in many programming and scripting languages including Java, Objective-C, Javascript, SQL and Bash. He is also familiar with Node.js, jQuery, Python and HTML 5/CSS/JS. Additionally, he has a strong operations skill set and has managed Linux servers including setting up Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Tomcat and KVM / qemu virtualization.

Gordon has an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.


Principle Developer

Gordon was the principal developer and technical lead for these apps.

In My Mother's Kitchen iPad App

This iPad app is an adaptation of the cookbook In My Mother's Kitchen, by Trish Magwood. It allows users to find the same recipes found in the cookbook and adds extras like the ability to email the recipes and the ability to browse the book on an iPad.

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Typeless iPhone App

This iPhone productivity application allows creation of commonly sent email and sms messages. These saved messages can be quickly sent without having to retype or look up the recipients. This app has been localized to English, French, German and Spanish.

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Timber Challenge App

This iPad game was written as part of a promotion for Blue Mountain's new Timber Challenge High Ropes attraction. The game has three levels, where the user must attempt to keep from falling off the obstacle. It leverages a 360 sdk to display the view from the attraction's dizzying heights.

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Team Member

As a team member, Gordon contributed to the development of these apps as a senior developer.

Boston Scientific Progeny App

The Boston Scientific Progeny app is an internal sales tool. It provided animations and illustrations that helped to explain complicated medical devices in an accessible way. The app is not available in the App Store, but is described in this promotional video.

The App won a 2012 Canadian Marketing Award Bronze medal in the Digital Business Products & Services category.

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Coors Light Iced-T iPhone App

The Video Mix-R App was part of the Coors Light Iced-T 2012 Canadian launch. It allowed the user to choose a video theme, photos, add captions, music and render everything into a video that was posted to Facebook.

The promotion is over and app is no longer available, but here is a promotional video highlighting the features.

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