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  1. Alexander Kozlov

    Alexander Kozlov

    Top level professional Architect and SW engineer

    Russia - Last active: 25 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. Raza J.

    Raza J.

    Artist, Graphic Designer and Animator

    Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 37

    Over the last 8 years, I have created a wide range of iPhone apps interfaces and iPhone/Android Games, logos, icons and all that expensive and cheap stuff as par user requirements by using Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and so many other 2d and 3d softwares, including sites for startup companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a design project, and I am seeking opportunities to build design from the ground up for you or your business. I also have some experience in the following areas: Sketching, Designing, Creating, Enhancing & Animation.

    $50.00 /hr
    98 hours
    4.95
  3. Kerem T.

    Kerem T.

    Software engineer

    Turkey - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 1

    Hi everyone :) I'm an indie software engineer and also I am usually working on my own projects. I am at your service for now. I'll be grateful If we could create some awesome apps & games with you! I have totally 12 years experience about Computer science last 3 Years Unity 3D, 4+ years mobile app development, 10+ years web development What can we do together: - Cross-platform games (Unity 3D) - iOS apps (objective-c swift) - Android apps (java) - Web apps (php, nodejs, backend) - Gwt projects - Speed Optimization - SensorTag & iBeacons apps (Bluetooth) - Facebook apps - backend with Parse.com I am going to communicate with you frequently, even if things go "badly". If you send a message, I am going to answer you 24 hours MAX.

    $43.33 /hr
    35 hours
    5.00
  4. Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

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

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    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
    2,142 hours
    4.77
  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. Karl O.

    Karl O.

    UI/UX Designer and Developer

    Sweden - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 12

    I'm a digital product designer and web developer from Sweden. I follow the principles of user-centered design to better understand your user and business goals. I possess a wide skill set, ranging from graphic and interaction design, to web and mobile application development. Please visit http://karlo.dunked.com/ to see more of my recent work, and don't hesitate to get in touch to have a chat about how I can help out with your next project!

    $75.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Nikita Shaposhnik

    Nikita Shaposhnik

    Android developer with ffmpeg and parse.com skills

    Ukraine - Last active: 2 months 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

    $50.00 /hr
    867 hours
    5.00
  8. Roman Grebinnyk

    Roman Grebinnyk

    Web, desktop, metro and mobile Developer, Team Leader

    Ukraine - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

    ---oDesk has recognized me as top 1% Developer and as one of their top Mobile Developers and Web Developers (see the badges on the right of my profile for more information)--- I have good experience in: - Web development (native and server side) - Desktop development on windows - Metro development (Windows 8/10 apps) - Mobile development on iOS, Android, Windows Phone - Good experience in databases: relational, nosql, runtime storages - 24/7 systems, SOA, SaaS, microservices, RabbitMQ,high loaded systems - Project Management, Team Leader experience. Including Agile stack on methodologies, Scrum etc Working in outsourcing companies and freelance more than 7 years. Looking forward for big enterprise projects to provide best results.

    Groups: LoginRadius

    $44.44 /hr
    6,988 hours
    4.89
  9. Syed raza A.

    Syed raza A.

    Designer, Developer, SEO Specialist

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day 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
    4,254 hours
    5.00
  10. Zachary Burke

    Zachary Burke

    Software Engineer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    My goal is to continue writing excellent solutions in the mobile space with a focus on native Android development. I have several years of experience as a Lead Developer & System Architect, touching everything from video games to image processing to writing SDKs. My work experience combined with a formal education in electrical engineering gives me the confidence to take on any project regardless of its complexity. I am easy to work with, do not take criticism personally and am infinitely motivated. I am excited to deliver top-notch work for your project.

    $44.44 /hr
    114 hours
    5.00