About me

Toine Heuvelmans

Tech Lead @ Touchwonders

I have always been interested in the combination of creativity and technology. During my studies in music technology, as well as during my 4 years working at Elephantcandy, I learned how to build software that is used for creative expression. In more recent years at Touchwonders I realized that the code I write is also a form of creative expression; it can be imaginative, well composed, even beautiful, and hopefully the product gives joy to others.

professional skills

  • Swift

  • Objective-C

  • PHP


  • Javascript

  • C++

  • Ruby

  • iOS

  • tvOS

  • Web

  • Backend



Tech Lead – Touchwonders

June 2015 - Current

At Touchwonders we create apps that make you smile 🙂 It's a small company but nonetheless with big clients such as PON, ING, Rabobank and Weeronline. I work on apps for iOS and tvOS, but am also involved in backend development and DevOps.

iOS Audio App Developer – Elephantcandy

June 2011 - April 2015

At Elephantcandy I learned how to build iOS apps, and was fortunate enough to be able to build the kind of software I was involved with during my Music Technology studies. With a very small team we built a number of high-quality audio processing apps that include Flux:FX and LiveFX.


Master of Philosophy – Bournemouth University, UK

2007 - 2015

My research was focused on the design of audio editing software. The accompanying thesis, called 'Redefining the Audio Editor', discusses several design principles that also facilitate new ways to manipulate audio. This degree was part of the continued music education program at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Master of Music – HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, NL

2006 - 2011

During this continued music education program at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht (The Netherlands), I focused on software design for sound design.

Master of Arts in Sound & Music Technology – Open University, UK / HKU, NL

2005 - 2006

This European Media Master of Arts was awarded for my research into the technical classification of music software.

Bachelor of Art & Technology with Honours – HKU, NL

2002 - 2006

Specializations: Software Development for Sound & Music, Sound Design.

HAVO – R.S.G. Broklede, Breukelen, NL

2000 - 2002

Higher general continued education. Profile: Science and Engineering + Computer Science.

VWO – R.S.G. Broklede, Breukelen, NL

1997 - 2000

Pre-university secondary education.


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The 12-hour Clock

This article was originally posted here. At Touchwonders we strive to make apps that withstand any conceivable user scenario. What can happen with the app if the user is travelling, moving in and out of network reachability? How should the app behave if the user changes authorization for a required service such as location tracking? […]

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