Martin is a Swiss physicist and former Swiss junior chess champion. He is the author of Checkerboard, a popular free checkers interface, and of Cake, one of the world's finest checkers engines. His simple checkers engine powers three different iPhone apps by independent developers. Last but not least, he is the author of a checkers app for the Android platform. When not programming checkers, he develops aerosol instrumentation, and spends a lot of his free time in the Swiss alps.