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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. Karl O.

    Karl O.

    UI/UX Designer and Developer

    Sweden - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 12

    I'm a UI/UX designer that develop web and mobile applications. I follow a user centered workflow to create simple, useful and intuitive digital products. I possess a wide skill set, ranging from graphic and interaction design, to web and mobile application development. Let me know what challenges you have at hand! Please visit http://karlo.dunked.com/ to see more of my recent work. I currently work part-time with UI and UX at Ztory, a Swedish startup that offers a magazine service similar to what Spotify does for music, but I take on freelance assignments.

    $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: 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
  4. 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
  5. Joan Sanchez

    Joan Sanchez

    3D Modeler and Game Designer

    Mexico - Last active: 20 days 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
    14 hours
    5.00
  6. Eliakim D.

    Eliakim D.

    Software QA engineer

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    QA engineer with experience on mobile application testing and web testing using automation and manual testing. - Expertise in Manual/Functional Testing. - Experienced in defining Testing Methodologies, designing Test Cases, Test Plan and User Manual documents based on standards for QA implementation in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle. - Experienced in generation of bug report.

    $11.11 /hr
    179 hours
    5.00
  7. Aliaksandr R.

    Aliaksandr R.

    Android/Unity3D Senior developer

    Belarus - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1

    Hi everyone! I'm a Senior Android/Unity3D developer and I'll be happy to create some awesome apps with you! What can we do together: - iOS apps - Android apps - Google Glass apps - Android Wear (Android Watches) apps - Cross-platform applications (Unity 3D) - Oculus Rift apps - iBeacons apps

    $38.89 /hr
    2,123 hours
    5.00
  8. Anthony Alan Garcia

    Anthony Alan Garcia

    Producer and Game Designer

    Philippines - Last active: 5 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
  9. Teddy E.

    Teddy E.

    Software Engineer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 11

    Teddy Engel is a software engineer living in London, UK. He has released three Games for iOS and Android operating systems, such as the mining clicker-rpg This Mountain Goes Down and the endless runners Run Ninja Run / Run Yeti. He has worked on three browser-based MMORPGs (Prisonstruggle, MusicBattle, Uchronya) and a MMORTS (Xtraticwar), including one with more than 315k players as a lead developer. He contributed to the development of a software in C/C++ with >20 million lines of code, and created two open-source libraries in Lua: Luoop and Loogine. He has worked in the software industry since 2004, developing a wide range of solutions: Games, in C++ (SDL), C# (Unity), Lua, PHP Mobile applications, for both iOS and Android operating systems Web applications in PHP and Perl CGI. Desktop solutions, in C, C++, C# Client-server solutions in C, C++, C#, Perl, PHP, Lua He was employed as a C / C++ software engineer in a world-leading software publisher in financial risk management, and as a senior technical consultant for a world leader in sustainability software. He regularly shares his expertise answering community’s questions on Stack Overflow, and writing articles on industry websites, such as Gamasutra. He has a Master in Computer Science from Epitech since 2008, and has completed a Game Design Certificate with the MITx / MIT Game Lab. He was awarded the "top Mobile Developer" badge by oDesk.

    Groups: Corona Labs, oDesk Verified Mobile Developers

    $83.33 /hr
    1,601 hours
    5.00
  10. Alessandro Z.

    Alessandro Z.

    Software engineer - Mobile Expert

    Brazil - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a software engineer, with 5+ years of experience developing iOS (Swift and Objective-C) and Android (Java) apps, and also with a strong experience with Unity3D, developing 2D and 3D desktop/web/iOS/Android games, with 20+ games/3D applications shipped. I also have experience in the following areas: C, C#, Java, Swift, Objective-C, Javascript; Network communications, REST; SIP, PJSIP, Asterisk; Git, Subversion; Android, Eclipse, JNI, ActionBarSherlock; iOS, Xcode; Windows Phone; Unity3D, 2D Toolkit, NGUI, prime[31] plugins, native Unity3D plugins for both iOS and Android; Project management, testing; Linux, MacOS, Windows; Hope to talk to you soon, Thank you!

    $25.00 /hr
    112 hours
    4.87