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  1. Alexander Kozlov

    Alexander Kozlov

    Top level professional Architect and SW engineer

    Russia - Last active: 8 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: 27 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: 13 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. Joan Sanchez

    Joan Sanchez

    3D Modeler and Game Designer

    Mexico - Last active: 21 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
  5. 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
  6. Alessandro Z.

    Alessandro Z.

    Software engineer - Mobile Expert

    Brazil - Last active: 7 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
  7. Johan Sali

    Johan Sali

    iOS | Android Guru & Agile/Scrum Product Manager

    Malaysia - Last active: 3 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. *******************

    Groups: oDesk Verified Web Developers

    $55.56 /hr
    3,185 hours
    4.99
  8. Teddy E.

    Teddy E.

    Software Engineer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 months 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
  9. Ana Sârbescu

    Ana Sârbescu

    Games Development Assistant Producer

    Macedonia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    My main experience is in quality assurance, but more user experience oriented. Have worked for more than 5 years in the games industry and tried to specialize on product management, reaching out to the clients' needs. Have work in this direction as clients relations and support, as well as designing and improving games and games website. From the technical point of view, i am experienced in implementing and improving Testing processes under agile methodologies, as well as performing manual and automated testing, both desktop and mobile, especially games and e-commerce applications, but not only. Looking forward to find projects that empower the creativeness of the team and the will of giving their best for good results, where self improvement is a must and the accent is put on teamwork.

    $22.22 /hr
    3,618 hours
    5.00
  10. Aliaksandr R.

    Aliaksandr R.

    Android/Unity3D Senior developer

    Belarus - Last active: 5 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