Ashok Amaran

I make Apps. I also cook, drink chai, practice Yoga, write a blog about passionate living. I'm working on Joyful Breath Yoga. I develop at The App Chefs.


I've done many things in this life, but what I'm most proud of is learning to live with purpose and within each and every moment. The important thing in life is to always be living your truth. Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be Kind. With a big and wide Smile on your face :)

After spending 3 years co-founding a successful App Development company, I felt called to put my energy into more meaningful projects by founding The App Chefs. Now with over 6 years of experience in the App Industry, I focus my talents and collaborate with companies that have meaningful missions and want to leverage mobile apps.

One of the projects I’m currently pouring my heart into is Joyful Breath Yoga. A Virtual Yoga Studio which provides Online Yoga Videos and Live Yoga Classes to members in the comfort of their home.

Building an App Development company has taught me how to focus on a craft that you provide as a service while the Joyful Breath Yoga project has taught me to live with purpose and make a positive impact in this world.

This is why I now focus on projects that make an impact globally and touch the hearts, minds and souls of us all.

Work Experience

2013 - now

Freelance App Developer

from 2013 to present day

The App Chefs

Founded The App Chefs to work on meaningful and impactful Mobile App Development projects

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2012 - now

App Creator

from 2012 to now

Joyful Breath Yoga

I help craft the digital experience on the Joyful Breath Yoga project.

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2010 - 2013

Co-Founder and iOS App Developer

from 2010 to 2013

Quark Studios

Generated new leads for business development. Helped build over a quarter million dollars in revenue within 2 years.
Was the main technical lead and developer for all iOS projects.


iPhone and iPad Developer

from March 2010 to December 2010

F+W Media Inc.

The lead iPhone/iPad developer. Developed iPhone and iPad applications for book publications.

2009 - 2010

iPhone Developer

from 2009 to 2010

KC Gadgets

Lead iPhone Developer and published numerous iPhone Apps written from scratch to the App Store.


2005 - 2009


from 2005 to 2009

University of Kansas

Completed a degree for Bachelors of Science in Computer Science

2001 - 2005

High School

from 2001 to 2005

Blue Valley Northwest

Graduated with honors and scholarships in 2005.

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The App Chefs

The App Chefs are focused on developing meaningful Apps that have a deep impact on the people who use them, a community, an industry, or the world. Experience with Apps in numerous industries including Real Estate, Agriculture, Health, Wellness, Finance and many more. Clients include large enterprise companies and government agencies to small, consumer facing Apps that have been featured by Apple in the App Store. We enjoy working on projects that serve great needs for instance working with NGOs in developing countries. We seek clients who embrace mindfulness in Body (nutrition, eating, cooking), Mind (business, ideas, technical skills) and Spirit (culture and connection). We believe in the philosophy of holistic health and wellness for our team as well as our clients.

Rapid Prototype of App

A semi-functional App that will highlight all necessary business requirements on the device itself. This is a flat-rate service and saves lots of money when starting to build an App!

Custom App Development

No monthly contract is required to work with us. You will be billed bi-weekly. Our hourly rate is $90/hr. No hassle way to get started with your App!

Find App Developers

We provide staffing services to companies looking for App Developers through our numerous contacts in Latin America. All our developers are fully bilingual, available in US times, and many are available to work on-site with approved working visas.


Here is a sample of some of the notable projects I've worked on. These range from numerous enterprise applications for publicly trading companies to consumer applications that have been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of people.

Some highlights:


This App was featured by Apple two years in a row, mentioned in many different press outlets, and is currently being included on all Sprint phones with the Green ID pack!

CSS Mobile

Centralized Showings Service is the largest Real Estate Showings Application in the US with over 15 million scheduled showings a year. This was an Enterprise App built for them on iPhone and iPad.

Banking App

This Enterprise App helped banks and credit unions around the country offer a mobile solutions to their customers.

MBE Connect Magazine

This Digital Magazine was created from scratch for the iPad before any digital publishing solution such as Newsstand or Adobe Publishing to iPad was available.

March Brackets

This was an App that was the #3 Top Paid App in the Sports Category of the App Store in 2010. It was also the #2 Top Paid App on the iPad in 2011. I developed this from scratch in 2010 for KC Gadgets LLC.

Joyful Breath Yoga

This is a Virtual Yoga Studio project I have been collaborating on. The service provides easy access to hundreds of Online Yoga Classes from certified teachers all around the world.


Thoughts Outside a Cubicle

I've been writing this blog for over 3 years. I document experiences during my travels around the world, successess/failures in business, falling in love, and most importantly: living a life of passion.