about ekke

ekke very young

some time ago…

ekke lives in the south of germany working as an Independent Software Architect and Senior ERP Consultant.
ekke survived many technologies since more then 30 years of development in the domain of business solutions:
starting with Assembler, Cobol, Pascal, 4GL,…  since 2000 working with Java and Domain-Specific-Languages (DSL), since 2012 focused on C++ / Qt / QML / Cascades – 2014 added Swift / iOS 8

ekke is currently working on mobile Business Applications and has experiences with

  • Android 4.0+
  • BlackBerry OS 6+
  • BlackBerry 10 (native apps using Cascades)
  • Apple (native iOS 8 apps with Swift)
  • Technology around
    • IoT: NFC, Bluetooth LE, iBeacon, MQTT, …
    • Location Based Services (LBS): GPS, Geofencing, Beacons

Since 2013 ekke’s development is mainly focused on the BlackBerry 10 platform:

  • native BlackBerry 10
    • Cascades
    • C++, Qt
    • QML

2014 also iOS 8 Development – esp to run inside ‘Secure Workspace’ of BES10 / BES 12:

  • native iOS 8
    • Swift

more on this: appbus.org

ekke is developing high-quality apps:

  • ekkes apps OpenDataSpace, ekkes Tea Timer, Conference2Go Econ, Conference2Go JAX, Conference2Go DC, ekkes EXPRESS Charts, … are certified as “Built For BlackBerry
  • ekke itself is  BlackBerry Certified Builder for Native Application Development


ekke is member of ….

BlackBerry Elite

ekke believes into OpenSource: his work couldn’t be possible without Open Source and great communities around the world. So core parts from last projects will also become Open Source (EPL).

last years ekke worked as ProjectLead on OpenSource projects:

  • redView (Riena EMF Dynamic Views)
  • redVoodo(Vaadin-based WebFramework)
  • enMOcs (Enterprise-Mobile Communication Server) for Pushservices, KML, WKT, …
  • red-open (Software Manufactory)

there are also Open Source Projects like logging4bb (Logging Framework for BlackBerry OS) as GIT repositories at BitBucket and ekkes repositories at Github.

ekke is  Committer at Eclipse Riena

ekke developed free mobile applications for developer conferences like

ekke also developed the official BlackBerry Jam Asia App (Hong Kong 2013)

more about ekkes mobile apps and mobile development:

ekke is Speaker at national and international conferences:

  • EclipseCon (US and Europe)
  • BlackBerry Live / BBJam (America and Europe)
  • JAX, W-JAX
  • OOP
  • MobileTechCon
  • Mobile Developer Conference
  • M-Days
  • Eclipse Days, Eclipse Democamps

ekke writes articles and series for german magazines like

  • Eclipse Magazin
  • Mobile Technology Magazin
  • MobileDeveloper Magazin
  • Heise Online
  • JAX Center

You need trainings ?

befor focussing on mobile app development:

architect of german Businessapplications, per ex. ERP solution for companies of waste + recycling:

  • Server: OSGI (Equinox), Eclipse Riena, EclipseLink (JPA), BusinessRulesEngine Drools, BIRT Reporting, …
  • Rich Clients: OSGI (Equinox), Eclipse RCP, Eclipse Riena, redView
  • Web Clients: Eclipse Riena + Eclipse RAP + Vaadin-based Webportal
  • Model-Driven: Eclipse Modeling (EMF, MWE, Xtend/Xpand, Xtext)
  • Mobile Clients: BlackBerry native Java Clients + Android 4.0 Java Clients + BlackBerry 10 (Cascades / C++) Tablet- and Smartphone Clients
  • PushServices (BlackBerry, Google, …) and Streaming (WebSockets)
  • Maps and LocationBasedServices (LBS)

the beach of loutro

If there’s some time ;-) ekke likes:

  • travelling as backpacker to the island of crete
  • making photos of nature and kids
  • reading books, listening music…
  • and of course spend time with his wife (Zahnarzt in Rosenheim) and kids