Ray Rischpater is an engineer and author with over 20 years' experience writing about and developing for computing platforms.
During this time, he has participated in the development of Internet technologies and custom applications for Java ME, Qualcomm BREW, Apple iPhone, Google Android, Palm OS, Newton, and Magic Cap, as well as several proprietary platforms. Presently, he's employed as a senior engineer at Microsoft in Mountain View, working on mapping and data visualization.
When not writing for or about mobile platforms, he enjoys hiking and photography with his family and friends in and around the San Lorenzo Valley in central California. When he's able, he also provides a public service through amateur radio as the licensed Amateur Extra station KF6GPE.
The books he's written so far include:
- Microsoft Mapping: Geospatial Development with Bing Maps and C# (with Carmen Au, Apress, 2013)
- Beginning Nokia Apps Development (with Daniel Zucker, Apress, 2010)
- Beginning Java ME Platform (Apress, 2008)
- Wireless Web Development, Second Edition (Apress, 2004)
- eBay Application Development (Apress, 2004)
- Software Development for the QUALCOMM BREW Platform (Apress, 2003)
- Wireless Web Development, First Edition (Apress, 2002)
- Internet Appliances: A Wiley Tech Brief (John Wiley & Sons, 2001)
- Advanced Palm Programming (with Steve Mann, John Wiley & Sons, 2000)
- Palm Enterprise Applications: A Wiley Tech Brief (John Wiley & Sons, 2000)
He holds a bachelor's degree in pure mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and ARRL.