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Wilson P.

Wilson P. Agency Contractor

C/C++/OpenGL/Network Programmer

India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

I am a C/C++ programmer with fair experience in Java and HTML/CSS/Javascript. I specialize in algorithm intensive game physics and ai, desktop applications using wxWidgets, machine learning and C++ based web development targetted for ASPs. Over past 2 years I have 1) Developed from scratch the physics and character maker for a 2D massively multiplayer game. 2) Developed Opensource web application framework in C++ which implements the fastcgi protocol and is designed to solve the c10k problem. 3) GUI for several desktop trading applications using wxWidgets.

Associated with: Kefas Softwares

$22.22 /hr
2,732 hours

Awni H.

Awni H.

Experienced Team of iOS,Android,PHP,SNS,C#,GPS, and Game Developers

Jordan - 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

80% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
1,784 hours

Davor Vukovic

Davor Vukovic

Graphic-Web Designer, 3D animator, Video Production

Serbia - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

I'm graduated digital artist, with more than 12 years of experience in the field of production, video, 2D and 3D arts. I've done a lot of marketing jobs, such as Video Production, Poster Design, Logo Design, Short Commercials, Animation.... My skills in Web and Graphic Design, Adobe-Creative-Suite (all CS software), Autodesk 3dsMax, Autodesk Maya, are worth enough to work as a freelancer. Also, I am Licensed English Teacher and a Remote Administrator with more than 15 years of experience. Professionalism is important here. As a professional, I am committed to learn and acquire experience to further my career. In addition, I want to expand my knowledge in the vast field of Web Design, Graphic Design and 3D Modelling.

88% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
1,651 hours

Eugene P.

Eugene P. Agency Contractor

Android, iOS, Java, Objective C, C++, cocos2d, box2d, sencha touch

Russia - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 5

Hello, I am iOS/Android developer supported by experience team of mobile developers. I have been working with Android and iOS for 4 years, and have a 6 year background in C++ and Java. I have a good knowledge of JAVA , Android SDK, Eclipse, multithreading (AsynTask, Thread), Fragments, support library, Services, SQLlite, Crashlytics, jUnit, GIT, I worked with a lot of APIs: Facebook API, Twitter API, Google Maps API, Google docs API, Google cloud print, Google cloud Messaging. I have all necessary devices to develop and test your application to ensure that your application will work and look as expected on most of the popular phone models in the market. Best, Eugene.

Associated with: Lodoss team

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
4,029 hours

Kade Markoux

Kade Markoux

Tech Guru and Blender 3D Artist

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 17

Throughout my life and growing up I have learned a lot of handy and nifty tricks, awards, and certifications that I enjoy putting to use. Because of my past I have developed and crafted my skills into a form of Art with the hands-on use with all of which are mainstreamed into today's technologies and such. All of these are just a few to name that come to mind for use when I am working on projects that companies may require my help with. My ideals are comprised of these skills as I aim high in motivation and success to complete your website and/or project. As it is built from the ground up I create it, I mold it, I mend it, And craft it into a proficient well oiled machine because for every car that has a set of wheels that moves it, there is an engine at it's heart and sole that gives You, Your Company, and its Customers a life! And this is what I can and will bring to You and Your Company and/or Project! I also have skills in the following areas that can add to your project's success!

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
4,171 hours

Isaac N.

Isaac N.

3D, Windows, Web, Mobile Developer with unlimited skills

Egypt - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 38

I am full stack developer for Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iOS and the Web. I started learning programming in 1981 and now I use all kind of new technologies and tools that help me provide high quality work in short time. For Software programming under Windows, Mac OSX, Android or iOS I use latest version of Delphi Rad Studio and I have been using this tool since it came out as Borland Delphi 1.0. In fact Delphi my favorite programming languages and it is really powerful for software programming. I can also use C# as per request to build any kind of software. For web development I can do both front end and back end development, I use PHP, ASP.NET, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS along with any kind of database (MySQL, SQL Server, etc….), I also work with Wordpress API from long time, I can create custom pages layout, widget, plugins and more in addition to Testing and QA. I always do my best to meet my client’s expectations, delivering on time, and I teach myself new skills on regular basis also I have IELTS band 6 and the languages was never a problem for me this way I can build long relationship with my clients which I always looking for so try me in small task and I am sure you will like my work. Regards Isaac

Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers, Microsoft Certified Professionals

88% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
1,418 hours

Ederico R.

Ederico R.

WebDeveloper with 17+ years in consulting

Portugal - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

Application Developer mainly in tune with Web technologies in a variety of scripting and programming languages. New and quick challenges or build new and improve constantly are two of my main interests. More inclined to be a "Jack-of-all-trades" do all in a wide range of skills than a fixed specialist in a single narrow technology. Tenacious, hard-working and troubleshooting expert. Although i possess a wide range of skills available for you, I will always be honest and quick so you don't waste time back and forth with me - you will know straight away if I am able to do the job or not.

96% Job Success
$45.00 /hr
1,945 hours

Arpit T.

Arpit T.

Expert iOS AND Android Developer

India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

I have more than 7 years of experience in Mobile Application.I have track record to deliver project in timeline and reasonable budget. For client satisfaction i available daily at-least 2 hours for showing project report. My skills and experiences are following :- 1. App 1) Social Networking( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ... ) 2) Integration with Web Service( XML, JSON, SOAP, REST, ... ) 3) Database Management( SQLite ) 4) Augmented Reality(Metaio, Vuforia, PointCloud.IO, D'Fusion, String, ARToolKit, ...) 5) Google Map, GPS Location. 6) Audio Processing 7) Photo Manipulation( GPUImage ) 8) OpenGL ES 2. Other Features 1) In App Purchase 2) Push Notification(, UrbanAirship,... ) 3) Advertisement( iAd, AdMob, RevMob, ... ) 4) Leaderboard, GameCenter... Thanks & Regards , Arpit Trivedi

Groups: Application Developers Alliance

91% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
2,197 hours

Dmitry B.

Dmitry B.


Russia - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Fluent programming in C++ and Delphi. 5 years of experience with Delphi. Last 10 years developing software only in C++ with API DirectX 9-12 in Microsoft Visual Studio environment. Software development methodology: Agile/Scrum. Diagrams software: UML 2.x. Version Control System: SVN, TFS, incl. installation and administration. English, technical English, reading and writing with dictionary.

95% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
1,499 hours