David Gary Wood


Now, September 22, 2021


I’m David Wood, I live in Te Whanganui-a-tara, New Zealand with my wife, our two children, and our cat Monty. We emigrated here from the UK in 2017.

I like to help people find their way in tech. I mentor people looking to get into the industry, and particularly like to look after those going into iOS and Swift development. The more the merrier!

Day to day

I work full time for an awesome kiwi company as where I coach, mentor, and support a fantastic team of interns, and developers. They keep me very busy, and I’m loving it.

In my spare time I tinker a little with my indie projects, edit my podcast and generally chill out. I photograph interesting things when I go for walks.

In 2021 I started rock climbing, both on the ropes and bouldering.

At weekends I run with my local ParkRun group on Saturday mornings.


I record a podcast Waiting For Review . I interview independent iOS developers to talk about iOS development, their projects, and the Apple eco system. The podcast started ‘Season 2’ a few months ago and has had over 8 episodes with some great guests.

If you’d like to be a guest, then mail me .

iOS indie projects

Indie projects that I’m proud of include GoVJ , AirSynth and HoloVid .

I have version 2.0 of GoVJ approximately 40% built, and I hope to relaunch the app soon.

I decided one side project wasn’t quite enough so I’m also working on:


I have a collection of short stories, on Smashwords: 100 words .

Let's get in touch

Drop me a line.