our projects have been featured on

Selected Projects

UVLens® App
Mobile Apps
Image Recognition Bot
Southern Cross Health Society
API / Mobile Apps
Sun Safety Education
IoT / Mobile Apps
UV Widget for Outdoor Events
Web Apps
Wearable Motion Capture


Spark 64 was founded in 2013 from an idea to prevent people from skin cancer. The team was formed by PhD students Daniel Xu and Ming Cheuk, together with ICT veteran Richard McLean after winning the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition. The team has helped several global businesses build new technologies and channels to customers.

Daniel Xu

Dan is an expert in wearable sensing technology where he completed his PhD working with StretchSense Ltd. He is the lead inventor of 3 licensed patents, a graduate of the Stanford Business School Ignite programme, a KiwiNet Emerging Innovator finalist and winner of the AMP award for people ‘doing their thing’. Dan also advises the University of Auckland’s Return on Science investment committee to deliver new research to market. He is the youngest person to be appointed chair.

Ming Cheuk

Ming leads the R&D at Spark 64. He has a background in Mechatronics Engineering where he graduated top of his class. In his spare time, he volunteers teaching software courses to tertiary students through the Microsoft Student Accelerator programme. He was invited to represent New Zealand as the Student Partner at the MSP world summit.

Richard McLean

Richard is an experienced director and a specialist in the development of IP based global businesses. He has over 30 years of solid commercial experience and a passion for rapid growth and the creation of company value. Over time he has played an active role in the success of many New Zealand technology companies.