Joe Hewitt (programmer)

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Joe Hewitt
Joe Hewitt.jpg
Joe Hewitt at YUIConf in 2010
Born 1978
Hopatcong, New Jersey
Nationality USA
Occupation programmer
Known for Facebook for iPhone, Firebug, iUI, and early Firefox

Joe Hewitt is a software programmer who is best known for his work on the Firefox web browser and related software development tools like Firebug and DOM Inspector.

His first project took place while still attending Hopatcong High School. He created the website Feff World with Douglas Palermo. From 2000 to 2003, he worked on UI programming at Netscape. Subsequently, he worked on AOL's Boxely UI project, which renders software such as AIM Triton and AOL Explorer.

He has been working on Parakey with Blake Ross.[1][2] Parakey was acquired by Facebook in July 2007.[3]

In July 2007, Joe Hewitt led the release of the iUI user interface library which greatly simplified Safari development for Apple's iPhone. In August 2007, he wrote the iPhone-specific version of Facebook. Hewitt was responsible for creating Facebook’s iPhone app, which is currently the most downloaded iPhone app of all time. In November 2009, Hewitt ceased development on the application, citing Apple policies.[4] In January 2009, he released the open source library for iPhone developers Three20.

In 2011, Hewitt left Facebook.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Todd Bishop (July 2, 2006). "Software Notebook: Mr. Firefox looks to the future". seattlepi.com. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Interview: Joe Hewitt". FOSDEM. February 12, 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Social site Facebook buys Parakey". BBC. July 20, 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Facebook iPhone Dev Quits Project Over Apple Tyranny". TechCrunch. November 11, 2009. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  5. ^ Joe Hewitt (May 6, 2011). "Creative Tools". Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  6. ^ Alexia Tsotsis (May 6, 2011). "Esteemed Mobile Developer Joe Hewitt Leaves Facebook". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 

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