Ray Rischpater is an engineer and author with over 20 years of experience in writing about and developing for mobile computing platforms. During this time, he participated in the development of Internet technologies and custom applications for Java ME, Qualcomm BREW, Apple iPhone, Google Android, Palm OS, Newton, and Magic Cap, as well as several proprietary platforms. Currently, he's employed as a software development manager at Microsoft in Sunnyvale, where he works on mapping and data visualization. When he is not writing about software development, he enjoys hiking and photography with his family and friends in and around the San Lorenzo Valley in Central California. When he can, he also provides public service through amateur radio as the licensed Amateur Extra station KF6GPE. Among the books he's written are Application Development with Qt Creator (now in its second edition, published by Packt Publishing, 2014) and Microsoft Mapping (with Carmen Au, published by Apress, 2013). Ray also irregularly blog at http://www.lothlorien.com/kf6gpe. Ray holds a bachelor's degree in pure mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and ARRL.