Ignace Maes
Software Developer

My work

Thunder Buddy
Personal Site
Thunder Buddy Android Application

Thunder Buddy

Measure & visualize the distance to the lightning from any close thunderstorm.

  • View the lightning distance on Google Maps
  • Read fun and interesting facts
  • Tips to stay safe
  • Simple, clean & intuitive design
  • Support for all major distance units: Meter (m), Kilometer (km), Foot (ft), Yard (yd), Mile (mi)

About Me


I am 19 years old

I was born the third of October 1995 in Belgium. That's where I grew up, and still live.

I started programming when I was 13

I am a self-taught programmer thanks to the internet. Later on I went studying informatics to expand my knowdlege even further.

I study Applied Informatics in University

At Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. In High School I studied 2 years of IT Management, before that I did science.

I am an independent developer

In my spare time I enjoy making software. I don't do this for a living since I still study, but it would be amazing if one day I could.


If you have any questions feel free to ask me by filling in the form below. I will try to answer as quick as possible. If you don't like contact forms for any reason, just send me an email to contact (AT) ignacemaes.com.