Andy Jacobs, Developer in Antwerp, Belgium
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Andy Jacobs

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Software Developer

Antwerp, Belgium
Toptal Member Since
March 16, 2016

Andy is a highly trained iOS Developer with over 10 years of experience making native applications. He’s a premium asset for making your high-end production a reality, for both consumer or enterprise applications. He has also done workshops and technical analyses, making him comfortable in a training or consulting role as well.



Preferred Environment

OS X, Git, iOS, Xcode

The most amazing...

...application I've made listens through your microphone to any TV/movie content and recognizes it, showing you related products from that synced scene.

Work Experience

Managing Partner and Lead Developer

2011 - PRESENT
Andy Jacobs GCV
  • Developed iOS apps.
  • Built frameworks.
  • Implemented security measures.
  • Created an iOS app that communicates with devices over Bluetooth.
Technologies: RxSwift, Reactive Programming, Objective-C, Swift, iOS

Managing Partner, iOS Developer

2010 - 2016
  • Created a cluster implementation for Mapkit.
  • Created a generic UI stack layer that manages the data state.
  • Created an animatable line and pie chart that automatically adjusts to the data ranges.
  • Implemented 3DES data encryption for a mobile banking application.
  • Created a caching algorithm to manage a 5GB library of PDFs on iOS devices.
Technologies: Swift, Objective-C, iOS


Doccle is the first online consumer platform wich automatically saves all your important documents of connected partners. On Doccle, you can not only store but also search, read, confirm, transfer, and pay your documents.

The app provides the following features:

• Quick handling of new documents.
• Designate documents you want to read later.
• Mark your documents as read so that they are automatically placed in your Doccle archive.
• Acknowledge receipt of a document.
• Pay invoices.
• Quickly search for documents through your archive.
• Search for documents based on the date.
• Search for documents using categories.
• Search for documents based on a partner.
• Transfer documents to other people.

Udini SDK
Udini is an access control tool that allows users to authenticate themselves against physical hardware devices in order to have access granted to them. This access might come in the form of a door that unlocks, a light that is turned on, an audio recording that is played. There is no inherent limit to the types of applications that can make use of it.

This the documentation of the Udini Objective C (Swift 5 compatible) SDK

Udini iOS App

Udini provides smart access experiences in smart buildings. It provides access to doors, elevators, parkings, barriers and more, while providing a pleasant and seamless experience.

ING Smart Banking for Smartphone

Manage your private and business accounts easily and securely via your smartphone with this banking app from ING Belgium.

Discover the full functionality of the app via our demo video using fictive data. Not an ING customer yet? Open a free current account directly via our app.

Logging in for the first time? Create a profile using your ING Card Reader, choose a six-digit profile code, and you are ready to take advantage of all of our app’s features. Your profile code is all you need to log in and sign your transactions. If you are using an iPhone 5s or higher, running iOS 8 or higher, you can even log in with your fingerprint via Touch ID.

Main features:
• Check the balance and transaction history for all your current accounts and savings accounts (including those for which you have a mandate), credit cards, and investments.
• Rename your accounts in order to identify them more easily and have your account number sent to any email address.
• Make transactions between your current or savings accounts, to beneficiaries saved in Home'Bank or Business'Bank or to any other Belgian account.
• Check your payments with a future execution date as well as the upcoming payment of your standing orders.

And more!

ExxonMobil Chemical Event Guide

This application enables you you to explore all the details of past, current, and future activities at trade fairs, making it a tool to keep.

It helps you quickly locate our booth as well as those of leading machine manufacturers (OEM) where our technical experts are present and ready to assist you. It also allows you to find locations of interest by industry or by product brand. You can even add event bookmarks and plan your visit by star-selecting our program activities. We have also introduced event-specific news to help you keep the finger at the pulse of each individual event.

With this app on your smartphone, you can scan QR codes at our booth or from OEM booths. This allows you to automatically receive the selected information in one neat email package instead of having to carry heavy stacks of paper. Via the app, you can now also discover the various applications that are showcased at each specific event. You can learn about their key benefits, their production process, the material(s) they replace, and the specific grades we recommend for that application.


ProCyclingStats brings you the latest road cycling results from all races across the globe from the classics, grand tours, and other major races to the smaller local race. Aside from giving you access to the most complete and up to date cycling database in history we offer you the following features:

• Keep track of race, team, and rider histories
• Hourly updates with the latest results
• Rider, team, and nation rankings
• Check the official UCI calendar
• Inform yourself about upcoming races and their stages
• Search for races, riders, and teams
• Dig into the history of your favorite races, teams, and riders
• Go beyond the first 10 entries with complete result views
• Follow specific riders, teams, and races and get the results in a feed
• Receive push notifications on your home screen with fresh results
• Landscape mode to reveal more data
• Search on BIB, team, nation, or rider in results and startlists
• Filter the latest results by race class or category to only see what’s relevant for you

Spott – The Screen Just Became Your Favorite Shop

Interact with your favorite TV content and buy what you see.

Spott is an innovative app that allows you to browse through the frames of your favorite show, series, or movie. Be inspired by what your favorite actresses or actors are wearing, eating, living in, etc., and discover where you can buy every item. Why not try it? Download the app and experience it yourself. Become a Spotter now and share the inspiration with your friends and the rest of the Spott community.

Holocube Video Player

Holocube video player contains features to play content on the HC Tablet. With this player, it is easy to flip and mirror content in the right position and project them onto a transparent mirror. The application provides also demo content, select your library, manage your playlist, and a video slider.


The Snappr Fisheye app instantly shoots strikingly original, dynamic fisheye photos. No ponderous swapping between the front and back of your camera—simply select your lens and snapp away immediately. You won’t be wasting your money on hardly distinguishable add-on filter effects you end up never using anyway either. Snappr comes equipped with five quirky, unique fish eye lenses you won’t find in any other app. These lenses feature some of the most dynamic lens effects you’ll come across in the App Store; so two Snappr shots are hardly the same!


Objective-C, Swift 1, Swift 2, Swift, HTML, XML, Swift 4, Swift 5, SQL


AFNetworking, UIKit, ZURB Foundation, ReactiveCocoa, iPhone SDK, Core Bluetooth, Social Framework, MapKit, Media Players, Core Motion, Core Location, Core Foundation, CloudKit, AssetsLibrary, CFNetwork, Accelerate


Alamofire, Core Graphics, SDWebImage, Core Animation, Kingfisher, OHHTTPStubs, Facebook Pop, ObjectMapper, RxSwift, HealthKit, Core Image, Facebook iOS SDK, SpriteKit


Apple Push Notifications, iOS Simulator, iOS Instruments, Xcode, Fastlane, Google Analytics, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Jira, Google Docs, Sketch, Git, AsyncDisplayKit


REST, Functional Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile Software Development, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), Functional Reactive Programming, Reactive Programming, Behavior-driven Development (BDD)


Apple, iOS, Mixpanel, OS X, Bluetooth LE


JSON, SQLite, Realm, PostgreSQL


iPhone, Photos Framework, Push Notifications, iPad, WebKit, AVFoundation, Reveal, Audio, Google Material Design, GATT, Bluetooth, Security

2005 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia and Communications

Howest Technical University, PIH - Kortrijk, Belgium

2003 - 2005

Technical High School Degree in Multimedia and Design

Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts and Crafts - Antwerp, Belgium

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