About John Gavilan

As Chief Technology Officer for BridgePoint, John is responsible for defining the direction of BridgePoint's technology and for ensuring that all of BridgePoint's staff is up to date on the latest tools and trends. John focuses on delivering technology solutions that leverage core Microsoft® tools and technologies and ensures that all solutions utilize industry best practices and standards. John started his career in IT as a Systems Administrator for DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago. He spent several months as a system engineer for Genisys Consulting in Elk Grove Village where he assisted in establishing Genisys' Infrastructure Team. During his tenure at Genisys, John began to focus his efforts on web and mobile applications development and eventually became a leader in architecting and defining solutions. After Genisys, John worked as an independent contractor, where he was exposed to several diverse corporate environments and began to focus on Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and Mobile Applications Development. At BridgePoint, John fully became one of the early adopters of mobile application development, working on full-fledged enterprise mobility solutions since 2005. Today, he continues to specialize in mobile application solutions and has followed the industry throughout its transformation from the first Windows CE Devices to the latest iOS, Android, and Windows mobile technologies. John received a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology.

What can you do with those sub $100 Tablets?

The free market is a wonderful thing. Demand for a product will prompt producers to create such products. The obvious logic of making a profit from a product in demand, will drive even more producers to saturate the market in order to have their share in the “obvious” profit. The market will then saturate, causing […]

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Comparing Cross-Platform Development Methodologies for Mobile Applications

Here is the slide deck from yesterdays Meetup at Technexus.  Great turnout,  Thanks again for stopping by!

Comparing Cross Platform Meetup – Bridgepoint Technologies.pptx (116 MB)

By |May 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Comparing Cross-Platform Development Methodologies for Mobile Applications

Creating a Monotouch package for “over the air” Installs

This post shows you how to distribute your Monotouch Application over the network via email, or via a url link. Before you even attempt this, you should make sure you have an Enterprise developer account with Apple, and valid provisioning profiles assigned to your application. I wont discuss how to do all of that – […]

By |October 24th, 2012|iOS, Mono, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Creating a Monotouch package for “over the air” Installs

Downloading a JPG from a website in Mono / C#

This function accepts the full URL of a JPG, png, bmp, pdf or any file out there that is exposed via http. It will then save the binary file to any local path that you want (that you have permissions to).

I used this particular function to retrieve a Sharepoint attachment file, so that I can […]

By |September 28th, 2012|C#, iOS, Mono, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Downloading a JPG from a website in Mono / C#