I am a millennial, I am a programmer, I am an entrepreneur and I live in my parents house. My timeline of cutting post secondary in 2012, rolling the dice on a whole new type of institute called Bitmaker (formally Bitmaker Labs), fast tracking personal learning has gotten me where I am today. Typing away in the stereo-typed scene of a writer, drinking a coffee, sitting at a Starbucks. However the only difference between the large rimmed glasses man in the stereo-type, I’m still living with my parents.

A little bit of background of the house I live in a…


Machine learning in the last decade has defined the next version of computer processes and opened doors to more personal, more persist and more reliable experiences with the use of technology.

Included in the last decade is a huge onset of cyrpto currencies and stock market trading for the masses. The new markets are no longer restrited by walled gardens, massive fees and big organization control. Everyday people are trading and trying to make some extra money in the process.

As we view both these massive sectors coming in, there is no question about how both could be joined together…


If you do not know what Quick Link Scan is, it’s an app that I developed a couple of years ago. The original version only supported URL scanning, with the ability to do so from a printed poster, takeout menu, business card, or wherever else you may find one, just by scanning it with your phone.

Recently, I supported social.

The Elevator Pitch

An app that allows you to open social media platforms by scanning an account tag or hashtag.

At the time this article was written, this is an iOS-only application, built on top of ML Kit from Google’s…


Everyone goes though a bluey couple of months. The sun is out for 1% of the day and it seems that every time you go outside it’s dark. The motivation in any way or form is not there and all you want to do is come home, stretch out and call it a day.

Apparently this is a bad use of your time, I know who knew. Due to the decrease of energy if this bluey period, your goals for the year, that New Years resolution or any other ideas you wanted to put down on paper get held up…


Starting 2018, the Ontario government has put in place a new minimum wage increase that is set to also increase next year as well. Now there is a lot of opinions surrounding this steep incline, however rising tips are a concerning act happening in the industry of restaurants.

Inside the restaurant industry, the people who take your order, ring in your check and collect the tip at the end get paid less per hour to offset the additional money made in tips. However the tip amount they walk away with a staggering 93–97% of the tip.

I am pretty young…


In less than 48 hours there will be a new iPhone shown by Apple, not the various leaks over the last 48 years it feels like. And with the newest and greatest, comes the biggest changes to the iOS platform since the App Store.

If any of the designs are correct, which all leaked information is telling us an edge-to-edge is coming. And with an edge-to-edge design comes a whole new way of designing for the iOS platform. No more allowing or disabling the status bar based on the design of your app, but of what Apple choice. …


Over the last couple of months, I have been commiting to the next generation and purchasing HomeKit devices, allowing me to control my house through technology.

Smart devices for your house have been around for a couple years now, the more popular devices being the Nest, EcoBee and Hue lighting system. All three have been able to make a niche industry into a business model and they are doing very well, especially since smart devices have been growing in popularity year over year.

I started with a small receptacle by iHome which was a great starter device. It is simple…


I have been on the fence about purchasing a new lunchbox like this. I have looked into container based lunches for a while now and have found a previous lunchbox company called Prepd

Fittbo is a one shape version that is like a sleeve like lunchbox. It is very thin which is one of the draw backs in why I waited so long to order one.

I will not get this lunchbox till December or longer, but I have a solution for wanting one now. Enters the other company I have had my eye on for many years now: Prepd


Today WebMD announced a new application for pregnancy app that uses Apple’s ResearchKit framework. This framework along with the CareKit have been health data driven frameworks that open health care to a greater audience. ResearchKit is centred around collecting data about patients in a continuous order and longer spans of time, replacing the need to go in to hospitals or research facilities everyday. The main benefit for the ability to open a framework for supporting this allows to reach across the demographic and not a specific party in a city. …


As technology has become the forefront of our lives, there has been a greater shift in simplifying every corner of your life with the use of technology. Many years ago, a computer used by 1% hobbies using basic command promps as the only means to interact with the screen. We have grown past that, grew through easy portal devices, moving away from home base systems to portable laptops that are as light as 2 pound. …

Tyler Hackbart

Indie is my Rap, Macs are my Computers, Writing is my Hope, Programming is my Staircase, Part of Bitmaker Labs cohort #5!

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