Ben Allfree
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Ben Allfree

I turn your ideas into working software.


Reno, United States

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94% of all startups fail to see the light of day or ship a product. Don't be a statistic. Get the information you need from my daily business podcast on iTunes where we talk about startup ideas and what it takes to build something amazing. h t t p s : / / i t u n e s . a p p l e . c o m / u s / p o d c a s t / t h a t s - a - g o o d - i d e a / i d 1 ... more0 4 9 4 0 9 1 9 5 You'll learn things like: * How to vet your idea * How to make better decisions * How to improve your bottom line * How to look hard at what's working and what isn't * How to "drop in" on roller skates (yes, that's in there) My dad knew what I was before I did. He bought me that first programming book when I was about 10 and said "Ben, you're on the other side. The side that makes great things." That was 28 years ago. I am a tech entrepreneur like you, with the programming skills to make stuff work. I have experience with startups of all types, using every major language, platform, and operating system. I love working with small companies and micro-startups. Whether you need someone to strategize with you, program into the wee hours of the night, or just need someone to talk to, I really just have one goal in life: to help YOUR life get better, to help YOUR business grow. I turn your ideas into working software and make your business thrive. My favorite thing is sitting down with you one on one about what keeps you awake at night. What is really bugging you? Let's solve it together. Maybe we'll cut costs, maybe we'll improve revenue, or maybe we will do both (yay!). Let's talk about building your next web site or mobile app. Since I am a full stack / full service programmer too, I can design your vision and program it end-to-end: in the browser, on the phone, and on the server. Starting from your scribbles on a napkin at a bar (wouldn't that be a great start to the story?), I take it from there and provide thoughtful consideration about what is most valuable. Then I create it using frontend programming, backend programming, mobile programming, and infrastructure buildout. The lone wolf who brings years and depth of experience to your vision - that's me. I don't have an hourly rate. If I can help you and add value to your cause, we will find a way together. I do all my own work and NEVER hire anyone else to do it for me. I tell people that I am a thinking person. There is no "code ninja" here. Nor a "rock star", nor someone who "bangs out code". I am not a "Ruby guy" or a "PHP guy", or an "Agile guy" or a "Waterfall guy", though I know and work with all those things. I prefer to be known as your thinking, capable, competent business consultant who sees the world in full color and adapts to your situation. Someone who sits down with you and talks plainly about your goals and helps you build a plan to reach them. If I am the right fit, I say so. If I am not the right person, I tell you that too. Building a technology business requires more than just programming skills. Knowing how customers react heavily influences your success. Knowing how to actually ship a software product instead of getting stuck in the weeds is important too. So as well as being your programmer, I am also your "get it done" guy. It has been my privilege to work with top brands like Sony, Nestle, NBC, Polaroid, Texas Instruments, Microsoft, and Adobe. As well, I have worked with many promising startups and am honored to be an Upwork Gold Member, an Upwork All-Star, and Upwork Top Rated Freelancer, an Upwork Verified Web Developer, and an Upwork Verified Web Designer. I have over 2,500 hours clocked on Upwork, a 5-star rating, and am 100% recommended by over 60 clients. Thank you to Upwork and all my clients who helped make this happen for me, it is a HUGE honor. Helping your business get to the next level is my full time occupation. I continually learn new ways and approaches to help you avoid costly mistakes and rework. Let's talk nuts and bolts for a moment, just in case you're not convinced I know my tech :) What do I love right now? What should you be looking at to build your next project? Glad you asked! My clients and I love Laravel, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ionic, FireBAse, AWS, Django, AngularJS, Bootstrap, mobile hybrid apps, iOS, Android, PHP, Symfony, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, mySQL, video, Facebook API, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Ardruino, Twitter API, Single Page Applications (SPA), Auth0 (Hosted Identity Management), Composer, Bower, Node and NodeJS, grunt, SASS or SCSS, and much more! less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Nov 2014 - Jan 2015

    Full Time App Developer Wanted for Food Delivery Company

    No feedback given

    34 hours
    $250.00 / hr
    $8,583.33 earned

  • Oct 2014

    Advanced gaming league website design and development
    Ben is very knowledgeable and kept our budget in mind. He gave us sound advice and continues to hold a great relationship with us as a consultant. Ben knows his craft and we would certainly consider him an expert at what he does.
    46 hours
    $100.00 / hr
    $4,600.00 earned

  • Sep 2014 - Oct 2014

    Back-End Development work
    Ben is a great developer who brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the table. His combined skillset will make your product undoubtedly better.
    17 hours
    $280.00 / hr
    $4,620.00 earned

  • Aug 2014 - Sep 2014

    Back-End Development work
    Ben is a great programmer with the knowledge and experience to add significant value to your product.
    19 hours
    $240.00 / hr
    $4,560.00 earned

  • Jun 2014 - Sep 2014

    PHP Programmer with knowledge of social networking APIs and mySQL and GitHub
    Great work would use again.
    104 hours
    $200.00 / hr
    $20,700.00 earned

  • Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

    Ben is an exceptional programmer.
    104 hours
    $120.00 / hr
    $12,480.00 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
WordPress Test 4.90 Top 10% 24 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.90 Top 10% 21 mins
Knowledge of jQuery 1.3.2 Skills Test 3.60 Above Average 45 mins
MySQL 5.0 Test 3.40 Top 30% 39 mins
Knowledge of WordPress 3.1 Skills Test 3.75 Above Average 26 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 4.75 Top 30% 15 mins
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99% Job Success
2,585 hours worked
63 jobs


More than 30 hrs/week
24 hrs response time


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