Appweavers is a San Francisco Bay Area software developer, with a focus on outdoors applications for mobile computing devices. The company has a multi-product licensing agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for development of mobile apps based on the highly respected Peterson Field Guide series of books. Appweavers founder Nigel Hall has extensive experience with outdoors applications for the iPhone and iPad.
Nigel Hall Appweavers President
Nigel Hall, President
Born in Manchester, England, Nigel graduated from the University of Bradford Management Center and began a career in IT.

As a database systems specialist, Nigel moved to California and managed databases for many of the largest companies in the Bay Area.

A move into product management had Nigel working for a number of technology startups before starting his own marketing consultancy specializing in storage technologies. Nigel's client list included some of the largest and most well-known technology companies in the Bay Area.

After a consulting engagement for the developer of the most popular birding app for the iPhone, Nigel pursued a relationship with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and eventually licensed exclusive rights to the Peterson series of field guides.

Appweavers Inc. was founded to develop outdoors apps under the Peterson brand and using content from the Peterson field guides. The company's first app, Peterson Birds of North America was released in December 2010. In January 2012, the app was named 2011 Best App Ever in the outdoors category by

In October, 2013, Apple featured Peterson Birds in the iPad Air introduction keynote video.

Nigel lives in Northern California with his wife and two sons. When not performing herculean feats for Appweavers, Nigel can be found making pizza in his own wood-fired pizza oven, hiking around Marin, and correcting people who are wrong on the internet.

Contact Nigel on Twitter: @NigelBHall


October, 2013
Peterson Birds featured in Apple iPad Air keynote video
August, 2013
Peterson Birds of North America v1.3 released
Peterson Backyard Birds v1.1 released
May, 2013
Peterson Birds Pocket Edition v1.0 released
January, 2012
Peterson Birds of North America wins 2011 Best App Ever award for Outdoors Apps
August, 2011
Appweavers introduces Bird Finder frequency lists, based on Cornell University's eBird database
August, 2011
Peterson Feeder Birds of North America passes 100,000 downloads
June, 2011
Peterson Birds of North America v1.2 released
April, 2011
Peterson Feeder Birds of North America v1.0 released
March, 2011
Peterson Birds of North America v1.1 released
December, 2010
Peterson Birds of North America v1.0 released