My name is Craig Hockenberry and I wrote the book you’re learning about on this site.
I was also one of the early adopters of the iPhone platform: both for web and native applications. At a time when only web applications were available, I was one of the individuals spending time reverse-engineering Apple’s private API. As a result, I learned a lot of low-level details about the system.
Once the official APIs were announced by Apple, I began working on the first release of our Twitterrific product. This work led to us winning one of the first Apple Design Awards for iPhone apps in 2008.
My company, the Iconfactory, has been selling products on the App Store since the first day it was open for business. We currently have five award-winning products on iTunes with many others in development.
Finally, I’ve been writing about software development for many years. As you can tell from the links above, the bulk of my writing about the iPhone has taken place on my personal site, furbo.org. There’s a lot of great information there for aspiring iPhone developers, so check it out!