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Brad E. | Elance
 
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Brad E.

Experienced iOS & Mac Developer
   United States
  |   Oklahoma City, OK

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $65

I'm a developer with over 27 years of experience, now specializing in mobile applications for the Apple iOS platform. A long and diverse background in development on Linux / Unix, Windows and Mac platforms gives me a distinctive edge that other developers with less tenure simply can't match. In addition to software development skills, I also have solid experience in every phase of product management including requirements analysis, wire-framing, prototyping, UI design (including graphics) and writing specification documents. This means I...

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iOS Development
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Cocoa Framework
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Service Description

With respect to iOS development, I'm extremely proficient with Objective-C and the Cocoa Touch Framework. I've been developing iOS applications since the SDK was first released in 2008. Since then, I've both personally developed and lead teams of developers to design, develop and release 8 apps on the App Store. One of my projects enjoyed a spot in the top 10 free business apps on the App Store for over six weeks, was featured on Apple's website and received over 250,000 downloads.

While not always directly relevant to iOS development, past experience with other development languages, platforms and technologies often becomes an asset to me when developing apps that need to interact with other systems. Past work on SOAP and REST web services means I understand client server communications and how mobile apps should interact with data on remote servers. Experience with HTML/CSS has been useful for apps that make use of imbedded web content. A good working knowledge of XML and JSON has helped in developing apps that exchange large amounts of structured data back and forth with other applications. And many years of experience with both local and server based databases including MSSQL, MySql, SQLite, and come lately MongoDB, are a valuable tool for almost all the apps I've worked on.

As important as my experience and skills are, even more important is the fact that I have a genuine passion for designing and developing innovative software solutions for interesting...

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Employment

a la mode, inc.
Chief Product Officer
2001 - Present
Founded in 1985 by its Chairman, David Biggers, a la mode has become the leader in real estate technology by developing software, workflow management and e-commerce technology for a wide range of...
Advanced Academics
Chief Technology Officer
2000 - 2001
Advanced Academics has a proven track record in partnering with schools and districts throughout the nation to deliver customizable online learning solutions that include web-based curriculum,...
The Austin Consultant Group
Co-Founder / Vice President
1995 - 2000
After nearly a decade of software development experience on Unix and Linux systems, I joined a long-time friend in launching The Austin Consultant group. We specialized in software development and...

Education

University of Central Oklahoma
BBA (Business Administration & Computer Science)
1984 - 1989

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iOS
iPhone
iPad
iPod Touch
Mac
Objective-C
Cocoa Touch
Apple
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