Welcome to Web Garden!

Web Garden Limited is the home of Xamarin, IOT and .NET developer David Conlisk. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, I specialise in developing cross-platform mobile apps using Xamarin (MVVMCross and Xamarin.Forms), as well as MVC web apps, IOT integration, web API design and integration, and I even do some Umbraco work when a CMS is required.

I have experience in the design and architecture of end to end systems, from mobile app to web API to cloud-based database systems. I have integrated Internet of Things systems with Google Home. I have created skills for Alexa. I am also interested in Microsoft .Net development, SQL Server, jQuery, LINQ, MVC and related web technologies.

You can find plenty of information about Xamarin, Umbraco and web/mobile development related issues on this site, and also some examples of projects that I have developed.

Recent Work

While I can't brag about any work that I've done for my clients, here are a couple of side projects that I have released (read more about them on the blog):

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Guide

This is an app designed for users with memory impairments to help them in completing the activities of daily living. It uses speech and voice recognition to talk the user through the completion of a task if they are having trouble sequencing the steps needed. It's being trialled with service users at the moment, but you can sign up and download the Android app to try it out from the Guide registration page.

The Limb Activator

This is an app designed for stroke survivors who may be suffering from a neglected limb. It's a pretty simple app, and you can download it for free. It was developed using Xamarin Forms and Grialkit.

The Bristol Stool Chart

This was originally my first native iOS app built back in 2011 as a prototype for future medical app development. When it stopped working in 2015 due to an iOS update, I started to get emails from frustrated users, and I realised that it was actually pretty useful for some folk. So I've redeveloped it as a cross-platform (iOS and Android) app using Xamarin Forms and Grialkit.