Last Tuesday we gave the floor to the first mobile developer of ING: Pim Stolk. As a chapter lead he took us through the Swift journey of ING at the IT Dev Café.
With his background as an information engineer he ended up in the mobile industry. Pim Stolk worked for Sharewire, ITmobile and he got indulged in developing a banking application for ABN Amro. Curious about in what way one phone call took his career to the next level?
Write the code, change the world
“I was contacted by ING, because this bank wanted a mobile app as well”, according to the speaker. Pim Stolk rejected ING, but the bank persisted. Eventually the iOS developer was willing to enter into dialogue with ING. He was surprised by the enormous technical disadvantage. “I had a lot of catching up to do in this area, but I could make the difference here. There was nothing yet: I became the first mobile iOS developer.”