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Developers, Developers, Developers

August 30, 2011 | Shannon Dunn | News

developer talkDevelopers are the life-blood of any tech company. It’s no secret that developers make what we do possible. They create great things, fix bugs and make magic happen. They are our modern day wizards and the grand architects of the new technology age.

At AppThemes, we believe that having a team of great developers is essential to accomplishing our goal. As one of the few theme shops dedicated to making only application themes for WordPress, we will keep surging ahead and continue to be the leader of our market. We want to provide the most robust and useful application themes for our customers.

Great Developers = Great Products

As such, it has been a priority for us to hire exceptional developers to work at AppThemes. A short while ago, we announced the hiring of Pete Mall. Pete has been a fantastic resource and is helping guide development on new AppThemes projects. But we didn’t stop there.

We’re happy to announce two more additions to the AppThemes development team: Cristi Burca and Tyler Carter.

Cristi Burca

Cristi Burca

Cristi Burca

A WordPress core contributor, Cristi Burca (aka scribu) is one of the rising stars in the WordPress community. He has been working with WordPress for several years but his involvement in core increased dramatically during the 3.1 development cycle. He’s also written 25+ plugins, some of which you’ve likely used before. Cristi is an exceptional coder. He’s very thorough, meticulous and incredibly focused. It’s only been a short time since he started with AppThemes, but Cristi has already become an essential member of our senior development team.

Tyler Carter

Tyler Carter

Tyler Carter

Tyler Carter may not be as well known as Cristi or Pete, but I guarantee that he will be. Tyler is a recent high school graduate that just happens to be a coding veteran. He’s one of those guys that’s just exceptionally smart and his quality of work proves it. You know, he’s the kind of guy that makes you wish that you worked harder in school. We found him on Stack Overflow answering EVERYTHING! We’re definitely happy that he’s part of the team and plan to have him with us for years to come.

We’re quite excited about our new team but this is just the start. We want to deliver new products and updates to existing products more frequently. We want to make our products more robust. We want to respond to customer needs faster. That means we’re still searching for more great people.

Join the Team

Work with AppThemesWould you be a good addition to the AppThemes team? Are you a coding animal? Do you know WordPress inside and out? Then we want to hear from you. Send us your story to iwantajob [at] appthemes.com.

We’re looking forward to announcing more team members soon. For now, how about a rowdy welcome to Cristi and Tyler. We’re glad to have them on board.

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18 Responses to “Developers, Developers, Developers

  1. Welcome to the team Cristi and Tyler!

    May your talents allow AppTheme software to move ahead in leaps and bounds – and also prevent development ruts like the excruciating long wait for ClassiPress 3.1. =D

    • Avatar of Shannon Dunn


      3/11 Joined

      We will be making an effort to reduce the “excruciating long waits” and other frustrations. I see it similar to building a great sports team. We hired a new GM and are starting to gather up great players. It takes a little time, but we’ll be performing like a championship team soon.

  2. Avatar of Ovidiu Bica

    Glad to see scribu on board. Does this mean Appthemes will drop custom fields and replace them with custom taxonomies? Search refine could benefit from his latest development.

    • Avatar of David


      7/10 Joined

      @Ovidiu, no we’ll still continue to use custom fields and taxonomies like we do with ClassiPress. Advanced search works just as well either way.

  3. Avatar of rsteeber

    Are your developers reasonably priced for modifications/projects once your software is purchased?
    Can you advise ?
    Thanks, Ralph

    • Avatar of Shannon Dunn


      3/11 Joined

      Ralph, AppThemes does not do any custom work. We stick to working on the creation of themes and supporting customer needs after they purchase. You might want to check our partners page for businesses that can help customize Your installation to suite Your particular needs.

  4. Avatar of evgeniychursingmailcom

    Great news!
    I’ll wait for the introduction of large and exciting innovation.

    • Avatar of Shannon Dunn


      3/11 Joined

      Evgeniy, Pete, Cristi and Tyler are the types of people that will help us innovate. We aim to be one of the companies pushing the envelope. Thanks.

  5. Great News! Looking forward to news about the long awaited Vantage theme.


  6. Great news, hope to see quick releases of themes from AppThemes..

  7. It is good to see that you are building up a good team.
    Hope you will also focus to sort out the bugs in the jobroller and give support to your existing customers.

    • Avatar of Shannon Dunn


      3/11 Joined

      It is a very good team and we are still looking to add talented people to this team. As mentioned in the post, our goal is to come out with new products more frequently and updates to existing products on a regular basis. We are really looking forward to producing great results with these fine developers.

  8. Avatar of andreio

    Congrats for the hires, specially for Cristi, how is wp core developer. that means that more cool stuff and themes are coming … right?

  9. Great News! Looking forward to news about the long awaited App themes and Absolutely! Much more cool stuff is on the way. thank for infarmation…….

  10. Avatar of sivaselva

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    8/11 Joined

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