Mati Bot


My name is Mati Bot (That’s my real birth name :) ) and I’m a software engineer.
Currently, my main focus is on mobile applications for iOS and Android.

I started my career as a software engineer during my obligatory military service in Israel in a unit called Battle Lab. In Battle Lab I developed simulations of conceptual (pre prototype) weapon systems that helped measure the actual advantage of these systems in the battlefield. In case a system shows great results in the lab testing, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) would continue to the next step by creating a prototype. In case it didn’t, they had to go back to the drawing board.
TL;DR: I created computer games :).

Right after my post-miliary trip, I started my BSc studies in Ben Gurion University and part-time helped my parents’ tech business. Shortly after my graduation I’ve decided to focus on mobile applications and joined Drippler as a Lead iOS Developer. It was a big challenge for me since it was the first app I released to the Appstore and Objective C looked like an alien language. The app tured out as a huge success and was downloaded by millions.

The next company I joined was initially called Flayvr but it was changed to MyRoll. In MyRoll I led the development of MyRoll for iOS till we have decided to focus on the Android Platform. In Android I led the development of the Gallery Doctor App. Shortly after, We returned to my platform of choice by creating Gallery Doctor for iOS. That version was featured for 2 weeks in the Appstore and got great PR.

Following MyRoll’s acquisition by AVG Technologies, I worked in the integration between Gallery Doctor and AVG Cleaner for Android and on the rebranding of Gallery Doctor for iOS to AVG Photo Cleaner for iOS.

I moved to San Francisco in March 2016, My first job here for The League as a Lead iOS and Android Engineer.

Since then I switched a few positions till I ended up at Airbnb as Software Engineer for iOS & Android

Besides of being an iOS/Android freak and a cryonicist, I’m insterested in astrophotography, learning new languages like Japanese and Chinese, Travel the world and collect shot glasses.


iOS . Objective C . MBCircularProgressBar
A circular, animatable & highly customizable progress bar from the Interface Builder

iOS . Swift . MBAssetsImporter
Import assets from Panoramio or from your OS X file system with their metadata to your iOS simulator

iOS . Swift . MBStaticCollectionView
Make static UICollectionViewCells possible just like in UITableViewController, without the need to define a datasource!


  • Future

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  • 2017 - Today

    Software Engineer @ Airbnb.

  • 2017 - 2017

    Mobile Application Architect @ eBay.

  • 2016 - 2017

    Lead iOS & Android Engineer @ The League dating app.

  • 2013 - 2016

    Lead iOS Engineer @ MyRoll (Acquired by AVG Technologies)
    Worked on Gallery Doctor (iOS,Android) and MyRoll (iOS,Android)

  • 2011 - 2013

    Lead iOS Engineer @ Drippler
    Created Drippler’s app for iOS

  • 2007 - 2011

    Senior Software Engineer @ BQR

  • 2007 - 2010

    Bachelor studies @ Ben Gurion University in Computer Science

  • 2004 - 2007

    Senior Software Engineer @ Battle Lab / Israel Defense Forces


Always happy to meet new people. please feel free to contact me through any of the following communication mediums (wouldn’t suggest RSS though):