Beacon Hill entrepreneur breaks through in world of apps – Beacon Hill – Your Town –

Three years ago, after the inception of the first generation of iPhones, Waites quit his job as an operating-room technician at Massachusetts General Hospital to turn mobile development into a full-time gig. Now, his company creates customized apps for businesses and private clients around Boston.

Waites has assembled a team of five — three programmers and two graphic designers. The company, housed in Cambridge, offers development, marketing, graphics and consulting services.

Since 2008, Waites has created iPhone, iPad and Android apps that include: a medical terminology and abbreviations dictionary; a pet owners