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  1. Alexander Kozlov

    Alexander Kozlov

    Top level professional Architect and SW engineer

    Russia - Last active: 29 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. Karl O.

    Karl O.

    UI/UX Designer and Developer

    Sweden - Last active: 4 days 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
  3. Dmitry F.

    Dmitry F. Agency Contractor

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

    Russia - Last active: 1 month 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
  4. 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
  5. Joan Sanchez

    Joan Sanchez

    3D Modeler and Game Designer

    Mexico - Last active: 9 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 13

    I'm a 3D artist and Game Designer from Mexico. I have over 3 years experience on the videogame industry as a freelance artist. I'm familiarized with 3D asset development pipelines. The softwares I use are Autodesk Maya, Pixologic Zbrush, Adobe Photoshop, 3D coat, and Xnormals. I'm also familiarized working in unity3D implementing art assets and building levels .I also have experience working with UDK. I'm always willing to learn new softwares and pipelines for a project. I have good teamworks skills and I'm always open for criticism and new ideas.

    $11.11 /hr
    52 hours
    5.00
  6. Monica Gerchinhoren

    Monica Gerchinhoren

    Mobile Developer and Tester

    Argentina - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    I'm a System Engineer with 10 years of experience. Over the last 6 years I have developed and tested a wide reange of mobile applications in the main platforms iOS and Android. You can check my portfolio and my linked in profile ar.linkedin.com/in/monicagerchinhoren/ Y have several mobile devices phones and tablets I'm very responsible and proactive.

    $13.33 /hr
    912 hours
    4.75
  7. Zaki U.

    Zaki U.

    Expert Level Senior IOS/Android Developer

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 14

    With the title of Lead Software Developer i have a 4+ years of Game Development experience. I have learned to be an expert developer with super fast pace and of course with high quality work. I have made games for IOS/Android/Windows Phone 8 using different platforms. I can work hard under pressure both at a personal level and in a team. Strong and persuasive in interpersonal interactions. You will also find me self-directed and motivated.

    $27.78 /hr
    1,145 hours
    4.99
  8. Alvin Keti

    Alvin Keti

    Top iOS7/iOS8/Android/AWS/iBeacon/BLE/Parse/Game/Objective-C Developer

    Sweden - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 8

    I am splashed out of others with 10+ years of programming experience developer. I am responsible & trustworthy expert mobile developer stared with robust experience & high-skills who is seeking for new opportunities to approve myself. I have started my programming career from 10 with Turbo-C, which is followed by developing various kinds & scales of desktop applications with Pascal, VB, C/C++, VC, .NET and Java. Later on I have been in the industry of web development during my school days. I have built E-commerce platform, Enterprise WebApp, News site, Social Network and web-based MMORPG. I used PHP, .NET, Python, Perl, RoR, Node.JS, AngularJS, Knockout. When Apple Inc launched their first iOS SDK on March, 2008, I started to learn Objective-C and develop iOS apps, which is combined with Android after a half year's on the occasion of Google's release of Android SDK 1.0. During 6 years, I have built bunch of iOS & Android mobile apps implementing clients’ brilliant app ideas into real in the fields of social networking engaged with chatting, uploading of music, photos and videos, POS terminals, mobile payment systems, real estates, geofencing, voice recognition, image recognition, argumented reality and photo editing. I have launched many mobile games like RPG, endless running 2D & 3D game, physics game, jumping game and maths game. In the near future, I would start my own business on this vast online market.

    $55.56 /hr
    38 hours
    5.00
  9. Anthony Alan Garcia

    Anthony Alan Garcia

    Producer and Game Designer

    Philippines - Last active: 27 days ago

    I started my career in game development as a game designer, and I’ve since specialized in gameplay design. I’ve worked on several games falling under different genres, from AAA to casual. I’ve also worked as a producer, and project coordinator, expanding my skillset. I used to run my own game development company, producing a couple of mobile games, the first of which caught the attention of a few big-name publishers, most notably Chillingo and Big Fish Games. I’ve moved on since then and continued to produce and design mobile games for my last company, and independently.

    $22.22 /hr
    1,859 hours
    5.00
  10. Johan Sali

    Johan Sali

    iOS | Android Guru & Agile/Scrum Product Manager

    Malaysia - Last active: 9 hours ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 2

    ******************************************* Your success is my success. ******************************************* 7+ Years working in IT field honed me to be an Ace of software development equiped 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. *******************

    $55.56 /hr
    3,435 hours
    4.99