Erik van der Plas

Developer and designer

When I was 10 years old, I first discovered that one can use software to creatively solve problems. Today, I am using the knowledge I have gained over the past 9 years to help businesses get their ideas out digitally, using innovative technology and intuitive design.

Contact me to have me help you.

My work

Oct 2019

Stimulating energy savings

For housing association Woonwaard I built a mobile app that rewards users for efforts to save energy. Incentiviced with green prizes, renters collectively completed thousands of planet-friendly actions.

Jun 2018 - Sep 2019

Speaky – We give brands their voice

Speaky creates intelligent voice experiences. As a developer at Speaky I am working on future-proof conversational apps and exciting new technologies for the voice interface.

Jan 2017 - Dec 2018


Kurator is an app that lets people in Amsterdam discover great curated spots and events. It is made with locals in mind, to discover truly special places. I built both the app and the back end.

Jun 2014 - Jun 2017

Awarded 4 WWDC Scholarships

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference Scholarships reward talented students with the opportunity to attend the annual conference. I won four scholarships: in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Nov 2016 - Oct 2018

Kinder – Donating, easy

Kinder was founded to disrupt the broken world of donating by making doing good more accessible for everyone. I was responsible for the development of the Kinder iOS app.

Jan 2017 - Apr 2018

Time – Crush your deadlines with time to spare

Time was made to help people beat procrastination and get ahead of deadlines, using a remarkably simple interface, and has proven to do so for thousands of happy customers.

Nov 2017 - Today

Young Advisory Board Member

The YAB is a unique group of young people ranging from 16 to 24 years of age, helping companies to grow and innovate. I contribute with my knowledge about innovative technologies.

Sep 2016

Earned Machine Learning Certificate

I successfully (graded 97.3%) finished an online course on Machine Learning by Stanford University. Afterwards I continued to expand my ML knowledge by reading research papers.

Oct 2016

Moby Instant

A Mobypicture product: share adventures with friends on all your social networks. Moby Instant allows you to share right from your iPhone, from the app or with the nifty share extension.

Jul 2016


Remix is a tool for the the ultimate content management stack by Tag the Love to curate content on the go. Remix content on your iPhone, and put everything together in Create to build beautiful blogs.

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

The Next Web Internship

In the summer of 2015 I worked at TNW, an online media company that brings insight to the world of technology. I worked on an app for one of its subsidiary companies,

Nov 2014 - Aug 2015

KeyTouch – Connecting Touch ID

Tom de Ruiter and I built an app that enabled people to unlock their Mac with Touch ID on their iPhone, to make security quick and easy. The app's purpose became obsolete however; official support has been discontinued.

2011 - Today

Other side- and client projects

I have worked on a few small apps before I started working for others, ranging from games to music editors. I have also worked on quite a lot of smaller client projects and for clients I cannot disclose.

What can I do for you?


Over the years, I have built dozens of software projects for a wide variety of platforms e.g. iOS and web. I can turn your wildest dreams into reality.


Design must explain how your product works and keep customers loyal. With my fresh perspective at technology, I can make your product stand out.


Technology is always expanding into new fields. I educate myself on innovative topics like AI that can make your products more meaningful.