Smart Toolbox Ideas 

is the workspace for apps developed by Yannis Calotychos.

Who Am I?

Software Engineer of iView fame, I currently focus on startup coaching/mentoring, as well as app design and development for Mac OS & iOS. 
After many years in the UK and the US, I am currently based in Dionysos (Greece) which is just outside Athens on the mountain of Penteli.
For more info or to exchange ideas about new projects, please feel free to contact me at ycalot [at]

Past Works

Metadata Guru @ Metadata Working Group.
Member & contributor to the Preservation and seamless interoperability of digital image metadata.

Software Architect @ Microsoft Corp (Seattle, 2006-2009).
Design of systems & company wide metadata policies for the professional photography sector.

Founder & Chief Product Designer @ iView Multimedia (London 1999 – 2006)
Business startup during the early days of digital photography, that introduced award winning media cataloguing systems for professional photographers. 
iView was acquired by Microsoft (June 2006).

Lead Software Engineer @ BBC (London 1996-1999)
Software development and pilots for the first Interactive Digital TV broadcasts in the UK.

Principal Programmer & Technology Advisor @ EuroTalk Ltd (London 1993-96)
Design & Programming of Language Learning multimedia CD-ROM for Mac and PC, including the very successful “Asterix & Son”, selling more than 1 million copies throughout the world.

Systems Analyst @ Ducost Engineering (London 1990-1993)
Design, programming & installation of Robotics Control Systems for the painting process in car manufacturing plants.
global patent

Research Assistant @ Staffordshire University (Stafford 1987-1990)
Ph.D. on Design of AI methodology & algorithms for intelligent and self learning processes for engineering manufacturing.