About & Experience

My name is Francisco Cantu. Friends call me Frank. I am an Apple-first software developer and a life-long Mac user. I currently reside in beautiful Mérida, Mexico.

  • 10+ years in iOS app development experience
  • 8+ years in macOS app development experience
  • 2 years in tvOS & watchOS app development experience
  • 10+ years of Objective-C experience
  • 5+ years of Swift experience

I do app work at Nitro Software where my team continues the legacy of PDFpen with love and care after it was acquired from Smile Software.

I’ve also worked on apps for the following companies:

  • DirecTV
  • NBC
  • Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Epix
  • StackPath & J2 Global (❤️ Encrypt.me!)
  • Smile Software

I am the author of the following personal apps:

I was an instructor at the Big Nerd Ranch, where I taught their Objective-C and iOS course on location at Mexico City.

I was a speaker at 2018’s 360iDev, where I talked about the story of Cloak VPN’s journey into becoming Encrypt.me.


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