Jeff Maynard

App writer, petrolhead, sailor


Semi-retired entrepreneur
Police volunteer
Amateur Vexillologist
Family man

Career highlights

I've been very lucky and have enjoyed a wide-ranging career both before and after retirement - just a few highlights:.


Invited then selected as 'Entrepreneur of the Year, 2000' in the annual Ernst & Young competition.

On-line backup

Created and launched Secure Backup Systems the world's first public on-line backup service, 1993.

Flying high

Ran the global telecommunications and computing services for a leading British airline, 1983-1985.

.Com success

Created amd founded NetStore plc, the only on-line backup company to float on the LSE.


Unpaid Thames Valley Police volunteer helping deliver the best advice on protection from cyber crime.

App writer

Author of apps for Apple, Android, Amazon including the official British Marine Federation app.

One-time Porsche driver

Drove all the great European race circuits inc Silverstone and Nurburgring.

Spectacular end...

Spun off into the Armco at Silverstone at 120 mph.

Now, its about the noise

My Aston Martin Vanquish is not quite as quick as the 911s, but the sound....

MY Rascal Joe on the Thames at Goring

Sailing on the non-tidal River Thames (mostly near Henley) is a lovely way to entertain friends and check-out the Regatta, Festival, Trad Boat Rally, Revival and more....

MY Rascal Joe is a 29' motor yacht with seating for eight in the cockpit (its always party time!). Learning about the river led to the development of the River Thames Guide app (now the official app of the British Marine Federation)

Jeff's Aston Martin

Tied down on the rolling road and running at over 6,000 RPM whilst the computers figure out what the engine is doing....

Stuff I like!

I have been a technologist all my life so no surprise that I like the latest in tech


Some of the Apps I have created:.

More from Jeff

As well as writing Apps, I review apps for Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac).

App Reviews

read reviews
  • Real world testing
  • Extensive use
  • No fees taken
  • Honest opinions

River Thames

enjoy the river
  • Get the (free) App
  • Interactive map
  • Journey Planner
  • All you need for leisure activity


create and win
  • How to harness Innovation
  • Manage creativity
  • Grow to survive
  • Kindle book available

Check-out my app reviews

I review apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod) and Mac OSX devices.

Get in touch

Feedback and/or suggestions for new and improved content is always welcome.

Please email me with your comments or questions.