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  1. Alexander Kozlov

    Alexander Kozlov

    Top level professional Architect and SW engineer

    Russia - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 4

    Make things done! I'm a professional C/C++ developer with more than 12 years of experience. I have been working both for a companies from Fortune 500 list, and a small local companies. My core competency lies in the world of mobile applications, SaaS and PaaS, desktop software and games development. I love to do my work right and really enjoy being respected for the things i do.

    $55.56 /hr
    1,772 hours
    5.00
  2. Sergey Lalov

    Sergey Lalov

    Corona SDK, iOS, Android Game Developer

    Russia - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 12

    Expert in Lua and Corona SDK. Developing cross-platform mobile apps and games. iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android. Earned Corona Ambassador title. Advanced skills in making native plugins for Corona Enterprise (Objective-C, Java, C). Using Go and Google App Engine for backend development. Great programming background: C, Python, JavaScript, PHP. Expert in networking: TCP, UDP, HTTP, REST, JSON, etc... Expert in Linux based OS (Ubuntu Server is preferable). Advanced skills in Graphics Design - Photoshop, Pixelmator and iDraw. My website - http://spiralcodestudio.com/

    Groups: Corona Labs

    $55.56 /hr
    658 hours
    5.00
  3. Sergey Y.

    Sergey Y.

    iOS / OS X verified developer

    Russia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 10

    Over 5 years of iOS, MAC OSX and Android apps and games development experience with Objective-C, Swift, Java, C#, Unity3d. I have successfully deployed projects that involve integration of OCR (Optical Character Recognition), Parse.com, Testflight, Dropbox, Microsoft Live, Outlook, iCloud, In-App purchases, Push notifications, HandOff, image/video processing. I am also proficient with ASP.NET, JSON, XML, Python, Selenium and other technologies. My portfolio: http://indiemindie.com

    Groups: Coding Champs, Upwork Verified Mobile Developers

    $44.44 /hr
    572 hours
    4.81
  4. Timothy B.

    Timothy B.

    C# / VB.NET developer specializing in desktop and gaming applications.

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Hello, I am Timothy B., and I am here to help you with your next software project. I'm a C# developer, based out of the US. I have over 10 years experience. I began my journey with C# and the .NET framework in 2004. Before that, I worked with various flavors of BASIC, going as far back as the Commodore 64 and Amiga computers. My main love and focus has always been Game Development. But over the years I have amassed experience covering a wide range of technologies and applications, including: - C# / VB.NET / Python / Boo - Windows Forms / Win32 - ASP.NET ( Web Pages, Razor ) - HTML / CSS / Javascript - OpenGl / OpenAl - SDL / Glfw - Blitz Basic - C - Android - ...And more! Please see my portfolio for some small samples of my work. If you require custom programming, and want it done right, hire me! Whether you're building an application from scratch, or just need maintenance and bug fixing, I am ready to assist you. I take great pride in my work, and strive to give my customers outstanding results and service. I realize navigating the technology "jungle" can be an intimidating and exhausting process. So if you need a little guidance, thats fine. I'd be happy to sitdown with you, and workout a solution, suitable to your needs. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch today!

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Patrick F.

    Patrick F.

    iPhone / iPad / Game Development Rockstar

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    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
  6. Bisher Tarakji

    Bisher Tarakji

    R&D Software Engineer

    Jordan - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6

    I'm a software engineer and a computer scientist with over 15+ years of experience in C++, Java, AI, computer graphics and image processing.Over the course of my career I have successfully created and delivered high end software for the desktop, web and mobile platforms. I hold a Masters degree in Computer and Data Security and two Bsc. degrees in computer science and electronic engineering and have taught computer science for over 4 years to undergraduate students.

    $55.56 /hr
    6 hours
    4.97
  7. Dmitry F.

    Dmitry F. Agency Contractor

    iOS (including Apple Watch), Android, Windows Phone expert

    Russia - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 21

    Tachyon Labs, Ltd. is a outsourcing company based in Novosibirsk, Russia. Our team consists of experts with many years of experience in mobile development and design for mobile platforms. Our goal is to develop unique applications for our clients just in time and for the best price. In addition, we always care about the quality of our projects. All of our products are made with love and hight attention to detail. That is why most of our clients become constant partners. We produce the most rigorous selection of our team of graduates of the best universities of Novosibirsk, our employees have specialized education in mathematics and information technology, have at least a Bachelor's degree and are able to solve any non-standard tasks. We provide the following services: - iOS application development: our team consists of experts in the field of developing applications for Apple's mobile devices, they perfectly know Objective-C and the most commonly used frameworks; - Developing applications for Android: our developers are able to create any application for phones, and tablets running Android. We use Java and Android SDK, as well as C/C++ if an application requires the use of native code; - Developing applications for Windows Phone: if you need an application for OS from Microsoft our C++ and C# developers for your services. Our highly experienced developers perfectly know all aspects of design and development for Windows Phone, including the application publishing in the Marketplace; - Web development: highly experienced PHP and Python developers ready to develop any Web services and CMS for your mobile applications, and we can always help you with configuring your server and the deployment on it; - Design: our team consists of designers with years of experience in the design of mobile applications (with strong UX) and graphics for games (2D and 3D graphics); - Porting applications: we are always ready to port an application from one platform to another; - Quality control: our QA team carefully examines all the applications developed by our company to provide you with the most stable product. We have been working on various applications: - Reference apps; - News apps; - Sports applications; - Educational apps for children; - Applications for the online stores; - Application to search for restaurants and order food; - Mobile clients for social networks; - A variety of exciting games for all age groups; - And many other types of applications. We work with the most modern technologies, our employees are always exploring new technologies and improving their knowledge, being experts in the following areas: - Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone, MacOS X, Web; - Programming languages: C, C++, Objective-C, Java, PHP, Python, Javascript, C#, LUA; - iOS: Objective-C, MapKit, UIKit, StoreKit, GameCenter, In-App Purchases, integration with social networks, Client-Server, JSON, XML, image processing, Cocos2D, CoreGraphics, CoreAnimation, CodeData, OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0, iAd, AVFoundation and more; - Android: Java, Google Maps, AdMob, Android Billing, integration with social networks, Client-Server, JSON, XML, OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and much more; - Web: PHP, Python, MySQL, CodeIgniter, Symfony 2, Apache, XML-RPC, XML, JSON and more. Payment Terms For small projects (up to $ 1000), we prefer the following scheme of payment: 50% upfront and 50% on completion of the project. For larger projects we develop a plan that includes a 10-15% upfront, as well as several milestones with the exact schedule and list of functionalities to be ready at the milestone completion. And of course we are always open for discussions and are ready to offer the most convenient and advantageous for you conditions.

    Associated with: Tachyon Labs, Ltd

    $50.00 /hr
    87 hours
    5.00
  8. Nikita Shaposhnik

    Nikita Shaposhnik

    Android developer with ffmpeg and parse.com skills

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 5

    If you are looking for Android developer, especially if you need to handle multimedia data in your project, likely I will be excellent choice for you. Handling multimedia is very tough, average programmer who wasn't previously working on it will spend weeks doing some simple task like adding noise to video(know it from my own experience) while I would be able to accomplish it in hours and with highest quality. If you choose me, you will be sure that video will play on all kind of devices(had opportunity to test on a lot of them so I know which options work and which doesn't), that I will compile latest FFmpeg version for you(that's important because it progresses fast, in recent builds there are better performance and most importantly less memory leaks). Any usage of FFmpeg will not scare me, I can compile it with x264 for high-quality video, with mp3lame for exporting mp3 or any other lib you want, I can add any effects, I can work with FFmpeg through command-line by using ffmpeg4android lib or work with it through NDK. Another strong part of my skills is Parse.com . This service allows to create client-server applications without writing backend. This way you will save money on backend programmer, and will have code of better quality – situations like caching, losing Internet connection etc. is properly addressed there, much better than typically written backend. Consider hiring me if you want to develop new client-server application, or want to maintain existing Parse app. Apart from my extensive knowledge of FFmpeg+Android and Parse, I have great skills of general Android programming. As I'm always thinking about creating quality code, plus having knowledge of design patterns, you will end up spending less as adding new features will not turn your app into unmaintainable Big Ball of Mud. Having experience of working through NDK, managing sources through git, working with many different 3rd-party libs like Facebook API, Instagram API, Vine API, Jsoup etc. I will ensure that task will be accomplished in shortest time possible, plus I can learn new things very quick, any lib your project need - will be attached in no time. Always thinking constructively, I will propose you how to improve your app if such way exists, I will not just mindlessly do tasks you give me - as I'm thinking on overall situation, any issues will be not hidden, but presented to you and addressed if you choose to do it. I'm thinking about performance too. Users will strongly dislike if app works too slow, or drains too much battery. As a winner of regional ACM ICPC programming contest, which is focused on creating fast and memory-efficient code in short time, I have great understanding where app may actually lose speed, it won't happen, app will work great. Communication is also good part, I can adapt to nearly any time zone you want. Apart from knowing Android, I can program Flash 2D games too. I prefer to use Flashpunk framework for it, as it is very fast to create games using it. Also you may be possibly interested in C++(with Qt if needed), or Game Maker from me, can do it too. Hire me today - you will not regret.

    Groups: Coding Champs, oDesk Verified Mobile Developers

    $50.00 /hr
    867 hours
    5.00
  9. Yevhenii Zapletin

    Yevhenii Zapletin

    Mobile Developer

    Ukraine - Last active: 07/19/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 13

    I am a mobile developer experienced in Android and iOS platforms. I developed more than 10 mobile applications in last three years with 1M people common audience. Almost all projects described in portfolio area, except projects when I sign NDA(Non-disclosure agreement). I also have experience with cross-platform mobile game developing with Unity 3d, which I publish myself to Google Play and App Store, so I know every part of mobile game development cycle from idea to publish in stores. Previously I worked three years for international CWikience project as java developer. CWikience is meteorological software which unites a lot of university around the world, for example MIT, and CRDF as sponsor.

    Groups: Coding Champs, oDesk Verified Mobile Developers

    $50.00 /hr
    251 hours
    4.60