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  1. Patrick F.

    Patrick F.

    iPhone / iPad / Game Development Rockstar

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I'm a regular jack of all trades. I've worked on games for PC/Mac, games for the web, games for consoles, and games for mobile devices. I have experience in senior and lead roles and a track record of successfully shipping products. I enjoy working on challenging problems and helping bring projects to life. Specialties: Game programming, performance analysis, optimization, SIMD programming, Unity3D, iOS & mobile LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickflanagan

    $85.00 /hr
    7 hours
    5.00
  2. Yakov Zak - SPACE

    Yakov Zak - SPACE

    Mobile(iOS |Swift/Obj-C|, Android |Java|) App + Web service in Backend

    Russia - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

    AGILE DEVELOPMENT to create your product quickly and efficiently. I'm an expert mobile(iOS, Android) App developer as well as web developer. I have a great deal of experience in developing iOS and Android mobile applications and games. I have been developing and designing iOS apps for the past 7+ years. [ SERVICES ] - Design : User Experience, Wireframe Design, Prototyping, Mobile App Design - Dev : App UI/UX Implementation, Backend APIs, Integration, Database Design - Security : Secure Architecture, Encryption, Assessment, Security Testing - Analytics : Feature Usage, App Analytics, Tracking, App Store Analytics - Lifecycle : Packaging, App Store Prep, Submission, Feedback & Support [ SKILLS ] - Agile mobile UI programming - iPhone5 / iPhone6 / iPhone6 Plus on iOS 7 / iOS 8, Storyboard, Swift - Text messaging and video/voice chatting - XMPP, OpenTok, Pusher, APN - Web service integrating - JSON RESTful API, Parse.com, Firebase, Heroku and Amazon AWS S3 - Networking framework - AFNetworking, Web RTC, Socket.io TCP/IP - Familiar Kit - HealthKit, CloudKit, HomeKit, AirPrint - GPS - Core Location, MapKit, MapBox, GooglMap - e-Commerce payment system - Paypal, Authorize.net, Stripe, Saleforce, card.io - Media manipulation - CoreAudio, CoreVideo, AVFoundation, CoreGraphics - Data and Graph visualization - Core Plot, iOSPlot, JBChartView - Social integrating - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ - Team work - Git, Bitbucket, Trello, Jira - Daily Communication - Skype, Slack, HipChat, Email

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Giacomo M.

    Giacomo M.

    Expert Game Designer and Creative Director

    Italy - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

    Share with me your vision and I will make it real: a vibrant and breathing reality. An experienced narrative and game designer raised in the world of indie video games and fantasy RPG. Expert in the field of fantasy and sci fi genres. 4+ years as narrative and game designer, developing MMORPG, RPG and city building games, acknowledged by players as rich and memorable experiences. 6+ years as a writer, creating entire world settings, casts of characters, factions and deep story arcs, delivered with visceral impact. My professional experience includes games like Planeshift, HOG, Heroes' Tears and Arakion. My computer science education and familiarity with Unity game engine are bonuses. I will use my creative eye to make your game shine. --------------------- Member of Mensa International, high IQ society, since 2006. Portfolio: http://www.fantasyeydor.com/portfolio

    $25.00 /hr
    945 hours
    5.00
  4. Awni H.

    Awni H.

    Experienced Team of Game,Mobile App,C#,GPS,iOS,Android Developers

    Jordan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    Member of the Application Developers Alliance 10+ years in C#, ASP.NET, AJAX, Java Script, VB.NET, Web, GPS, Vehicle Tracking, SQL Sever, SQL Server Compact, and Windows Mobile development. More than 10 years of experience in software development, as technical team leader, system analysis, and project management. We have extensive experience in Social Networks, Minimum Viable Products, and start-ups. Our team excels in the following areas: - .NET( C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, LINQ, Entity Framework), Java - Mobile Development( Android, Android SDK, iOS, Objective-C, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, PhoneGap, ExtJS, HTML5, xCode, Titanium/Appcelerator) - Game Developement( Android, Android SDK, iOS, Objective-C, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, PhoneGap, ExtJS, HTML5 xCode, Titanium/Appcelerator) - Mapping, GPS, GIS, Google Maps V3/V2, Vehicle Tracking - Server-side applications development - Database(SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL, SQLite) - Database Modelling - Web Development(ASP.NET, PHP, RESTful APIs, JavaScript, AJAX, Web Services) - XML, JSON - Amazon, AWS, EC2, AppHarbor - SVN, TFS, Github 4+ years Android, iPhone, iPad, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone Development.

    Groups: Application Developers Alliance, Corona Labs

    $44.44 /hr
    1,784 hours
    4.68
  5. Syed raza A.

    Syed raza A.

    Designer, Developer, SEO Specialist

    Pakistan - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

    Over the last 10 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Asp.Net, Sql Database also developed wide rang of desktop softwares using c#. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a new website development project, and I am seeking opportunities to build websites from the ground up for you or your business. I also have great experience in the following areas: * Web Designing * Graphic Designing * Web Development * Search Engine Optimization ( SEO ) * Email Marketing * PHP * MYSQL * HTML5 * CSS3 * Custom CMS * Joomla * Wordpress * Many Other Areas

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $25.00 /hr
    4,368 hours
    5.00
  6. Muaz Faris

    Muaz Faris

    iOS | Android Guru & Agile/Scrum Product Manager

    Malaysia - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    7+ Years working in IT field honed me to be an Ace of software development equipped with cut-edge technologies and creative ideas on top of rapid changes & advances. Focusing on developing iOS ( iPhone & iPad) | Android | Web Applications , worked as a Software Architect | Project Manager | Team Leader | Product Manager . As a product Manager, I have implemented and used Agile/Scrum development methodology when developing mobile enterprise apps. Aims on professional working and making clients say "Cheese". Expertise area -Social Networking Online Chat | Photo Sharing | Friend Request | Facebook | Twitter | Printerest | LinkedIn | Feed | Youtube | Comment -E-commerce Online Shopping | Auction -Multimedia Audio Streaming | Video Streaming | Photo Editing | Video Editing -Games 3D Games | 2D Games | RPG | MMORG | Unity3D Games | Text Games -GPS Navigation | Position Tracking | Google Map | Yahoo Map -Web Service WSDL -Push Notification -Payment Gateway Integration -SEO Technical skills -Programming Languages : C | C++ | C# | Objective-C | Java | PHP | Perl | Python | Ruby on Rails | Java | VB | ASP.NET | HTML | HTML5 | CSS | Ajax | AngularJS | Knockout | XML | WSDL | jQuery | UML | Javascript -Database Servers : MySQL | SQLite | PostgreSQL | MSSQL | Oracle -Frameworks : Cocos2d | Cocoa Touch | Drupal | CakePHP | CodeIgniter | Yii | Joomla | Zend | AngularJS | .NET | PhoneGap | Corona | MapKit -CMS : Wordpress | phpBB -E-commerce : Magento | Oscommerce | Prestashop | ZenCart | Opencart | Woocommerce | NopCommerce | VirtueMart | Shopify -Development Environment : XCode | Visual Studio | Zend Studio | Jasper Studio | Xamarin Studio | Android Studio | Enterprise Architect | NetBeans | Rational Rose | Eclipse -Hosting Servers : Apache | IIS | Tomcat | LAMP | WAMP | XAMP | MAMP -Other : Node.js | KnockoutJS | Django | Bootstrap | JSON | RSS | SOAP | REST For years working as a freelancer, I desire myself to satisfy client's needs with quality work. I am always ready to accept your offer. Quick response is my significance. Feel free to contact me. ******************* Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. *******************

    $40.00 /hr
    16 hours
    5.00
  7. Brandon Simonds

    Brandon Simonds

    Veteran Game Designer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

    Veteran game designer with over 15 years’ experience designing highly successful video games across multiple platforms and genres. Expert user experience creator with an eye for clean, engaging, and intuitive interface designs. Creative and technical expertise seamlessly blends for rapid design, iteration, and prototyping new concepts. Continual involvement in social media, industry trends, and emerging technology. Adept at gamification, monetization, and free-to-play design methodologies.

    $38.89 /hr
    25 hours
    4.94
  8. Akio Games

    Akio Games

    Unity3d Game & Server Developer

    Japan - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    Hello "I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well." I started developing game in December 2009 on Unity3D, I am a Unity3D Developer with 6 years experience and total 8 years of experience in the games industry. And I also have been developed mobile game Backend server side (Photon Server, Smartfox2x, Socket server by C++) I have completed a lot of online game projects with Server side and always I delivered high quality in timeline. I like the SATISFACTION of client and Top QUALITY and Right TIMELINE!!! I can work full time for your job. My skills and experiences are following (1)Mobile Game Engines - 1. Unity3D,Unity2d (In recently, I have made all games by Unity3d) - 2. Cocos2D-x, cocos2d (2) 3rd Party. - NGUI ,EZ-GUI, 2dTool Kit - In App Purchasing, Social Networking, Etcetera, Google Play Service. -All Network Ads. (3)Game Server - Multiplayer Game Server: Photon Server, SmartFox2x , Socket server, tomcat(Spring MVC-JSON)server, Apache Server. (4)Various Games Development. -Unity3d MMORPG game with Game Server(Photon, Smartfox2x, Web) - Online Game, Multiplayer Game, Social Game, Strategy Game, Turn Based Game, RPG Games - Endless Racing game - Endless Running Game such as Temple Run. - Real Physic engine game(similar to Hill Climb and Angry Bird)

    $35.00 /hr
    49 hours
    5.00
  9. Khoo Leen

    Khoo Leen

    iOS/Android Elite (Swift/Objective-C/Java/Parse/Game/iBeacon/AWS/XMPP)

    Malaysia - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a passionate iOS and Android mobile app developer. 2008 was the special year when I have begun iOS and OS X programming with Android. Over years, I have tried almost all SDKs and frameworks of iOS/OSX/Android and renovations and new technologies introduced by Apple Inc. and Google Inc. were always welcomed. Now I use Swift and Objective-C with Xcode 6.2 for iOS app (iPhone, iPad) and OS X (Mac) app development while Android Studio and Eclipse are being used for Android app development. I am excited about my approach to iOS8 with Auto Layout and Size Classes and Material Design of Android 5.0, and newly announced Apple Watch SDK. I really enjoy myself staying up-to-date with new technology stacks provided by Apple and Google. I am now looking for potential clients with whom I can show off my skills and build strong relationship based on mutual trust. My device list: iMac, Windows PC, iPhone4S, iPhone5S, iPhone6, iPhone6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Google Nexus 5 My skill set include (NOT LIMITED TO): - iOS development SDKs - iOS6, iOS7, iOS8, Apple Watch - Android development SDKs - Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Android 4.4 KitKat, Android 5.0 Lollipop - Fast mobile UI programming - Storyboard, Auto Layout, Size Classes, Material Design - Text messaging and voice/audio/video chatting - XMPP, OpenTok, Pusher, APN, QuickBlox, Oovoo, Twilio, Linphone - Integration with - HealthKit, CloudKit, HomeKit, AirPrint - Networking framework - AFNetworking, Web RTC, Socket.io, TCP/IP - Cloud storage - Google Drive, One-drive, Dropbox, iCloud, Parse - Backend cloud server - Parse, Amazon (AWS) - GPS - Core Location, MapKit, MapBox, GoogleMap - eCommerce payment system - Paypal, Stripe, Authorize.net, Salesforce, card.io - Media manipulation - CoreAudio, CoreVideo, AVFoundation, CoreGraphics - Data and Graph visualisation - Core Plot, iOSPlot, JBChartView - 3D programming - OpenGLes, NinevehGL, Cocos3D, PVRGeoPOD, Unity, Unity3D - Web service integrating - JSON RESTful API, Parse.com, Amazon.com, Amazon Web Service (AWS) - Social media integration - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram - Project management - Jira, Trello - Source control - Git, GitHub, Bitbucket - Communication method - Skype, email, HipChat, messenger I look forward to meeting ambitious clients and making them successful in their business by providing quality products in a timely manner.

    $55.56 /hr
    16 hours
    4.65
  10. Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

    Unity3d , Cocos2d-x , Native , iOS , Android, Apps and Games Developer

    Pakistan - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 17

    6 years of experience in apps and games development for smart phones especially for iOS and Android platforms. I do work with whole heartedly and make my work really useful for others as i have 100+ featured apps/games on app store which i have developed and made them successful. Extensively used tools/libraries that i use for development/code: * Unity3D * Cocos2d-x. * Cocos2d. * Box2D. * Java, Android Development. * Objective C, iOS development [UIKit, Foundation, etc] I love coding and do it passionately for making games for iOS and Android. EXPERIENCED in making multiplayer game by using own servers and Game Centre. EXPERIENCED in making games that really entertain user and have fun, EXPERIENCED in making server based games as i have much experienced on that. EXPERIENCED in models in unity are required to manage memory very well. I know how to incorporate Chartboost,Tapjoy,Flurry,iAds,AppLovin,PlayHeaven,Apsalar,Revmob,Admob,iAds, Parse.com, Testflight, HeyZap.

    $44.44 /hr
    2,237 hours
    4.72