Antonio Bello

Antonio Bello

Krakow, Poland
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Antonio Bello

Antonio Bello

Krakow, Poland
Member since April 8, 2013
Antonio is an experienced, self-motivated, result-driven, flexible freelance professional who specializes in turning business ideas into software solutions. He covers the entire software development life cycle, from concept to final product, using the best technologies.
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Portfolio
  • Vida.watch
    iOS, tvOS, WatchOS, Node.js, MongoDB, Swift, Objective-C
  • Elapsus
    Swift, Objective-C, C/C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, PHP, Python
  • PooledHouse (via Toptal)
    iOS, Swift, Parse.com, Google Maps, JavaScript
Experience
  • C/C++, 20 years
  • Java, 13 years
  • C#, 10 years
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • Objective-C, 4 years
  • Swift, 2 years
  • Node.js, 3 years
  • Android SDK, 2 years
Krakow, Poland
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Xcode, AppCode, IntelliJ Idea, Visual Studio
The most amazing...
...service I've built is the best and most used Italian free SMS service, which is capable of sending up to 700,000 SMS per day.
Employment
  • Freelance Software Engineer
    Vida.watch
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Implemented a task/goal tracking service.
    Technologies: iOS, tvOS, WatchOS, Node.js, MongoDB, Swift, Objective-C
  • Owner, Software Engineer
    Elapsus
    2004 - PRESENT
    • Created desktop-based applications to interface with and gather data from a laser-induced plasma spectrometer (LIPS) and an electronic microscope, perform analysis on input data, and submit results to a remote web service. The LIPS application is used to determine the chemical composition of the observed sample, whereas the microscope application reconstructs an interactive 3D model of the analyzed surface (C#, WinForms, OpenGL).
    • Developed an event organizer to record and report the organizational information related to events, such as races and marathons (ASP.NET 4, C#, SQL Server).
    • Implemented a framework to parse RSS and Atom feeds and import articles into a Goss iCM CMS, designed to be easily extensible to other feed types. Also implemented a bulk user import procedure to scan CSV files, find matches between CSV content and CMS fields, check for data errors and perform importation of users into the CMS (ASP.NET 2.0, C#, SQL Server).
    • Developed the course administration/management module for an e-learning system built on top of the Kentico CMS (C#, ASP.NET 2.0).
    • Worked on several projects for a mortgage company to improve internal processing/task automation, many of which were created as proof of concept and mostly with Google-related technologies (Apps Script, AppEngine, GWT, Android, Django, MS Access .NET, JSF, Google Data Library, Encompass, Java, C#, Python, VBA, JavaScript).
    • Created an App Engine Java application to pull data from an Encompass database (via MS Access and scheduled upload to/synchronization with Google Data Store) and display detailed employee/branch/company statistics, with automatic page rotation, and optimization for full screen LCD TVs (App Engine, Java, JSF, MyFaces, jQuery, jQueryUI).
    • Created a web-based calendar/scheduler to pull data from an Encompass instance and publish details and totals (ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, Encompass).
    • Developed a web-based application to send SMS messages, manage contacts and group lists, and buy and manage credit (Java, J2EE/JEE, JSF, IceFaces, MySQL).
    • Implemented a Windows mobile order entry application, ported from an existing C++ application (C#, Windows Mobile, SQL Server Mobile).
    • Re-engineered a costs and sales management application for a large Italian paper mill company/group (MS Access, VBA).
    • Developed an online monitor for credit repair software which gathered data from clients and provided real-time statistics (PHP, MySQL).
    • Created a database-driven web site to search and filter a mortgage database, as well as target loan officers (ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server).
    • Developed a web-based interactive door designer which allowed users to design and order doors (ASP.NET, C#, MSSQL).
    • Developed a database-driven company web site, with protected areas for forum discussion and more (ASP.NET, DotNetNuke, C#, SQL Server).
    • Created a job board specifically targeted at game designers and developers for the Canadian market (PHP, MySQL).
    • Developed an ad-banner management system consisting of an administrative interface for publishers and advertisers, and a banner engine responsible for banner provisioning (Java, J2EE, JSP, MySQL).
    • Created a web site/service for a print, warehousing and distribution service company which enabled users to order online and track previous/pending orders, and personnel to process orders (ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server).
    • Commissioned by the Newcastle Youth Council (UK) to develop a web portal with simple-to-use CMS and able-to-send SMS, ringtones, logos and WAP-push messages (ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server).
    • Developed a Windows Mobile order entry application for resellers/distributors of ice cream/frozen products. After initial development and release of version 1.0, the product evolved by gaining hundreds of new features over its 10 years of existence (C/C++, MFC, Windows CE).
    Technologies: Swift, Objective-C, C/C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, PHP, Python
  • Freelance Software Engineer
    PooledHouse (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Designed the architecture and developed an iOS app for jobs and tips management.
    Technologies: iOS, Swift, Parse.com, Google Maps, JavaScript
  • CTO, Software Engineer
    Ubersimple, LLC
    2012 - 2015
    • Designed the high-level architecture of a mobile service used to share lists of apps and digital business cards.
    • Implemented the server in Node.js, using both Javascript and CoffeeScript.
    • Implemented the native iOS client app, written in Objective C and Swift.
    • Implemented the native Android client app, written in Java.
    Technologies: Java, Objective-C, JavaScript, CoffeeScript
  • Freelance Software Engineer
    Blushhh (via Toptal)
    2014 - 2014
    • Designed the architecture and developer an app for anonymous posting.
    • Development started in Objective C, later progressively replaced by Swift for new features.
    Technologies: iOS, Objective C, Swift, Parse.com, JavaScript
  • Freelance Software Engineer
    ByteFactory
    2013 - 2014
    • Fixed bugs and made improvements on an dating service, with clients for both iOS and Android, and a Java/Spring-based back-end.
    Technologies: Objective C, iOS, Android, Java, JavaScript, Spring, MongoDB
  • Freelance Software Engineer
    Rooted
    2013 - 2013
    • Created new features and fixed bugs on a previously developed app, whose purpose is to promote a healthy lifestyle.
    Technologies: Objective C, iOS, Node.js, JavaScript
  • Analyst, Lead Developer
    AG Team S.r.l. (Brescia, Italy)
    2003 - 2003
    • Redesigned an existing COBOL ERP application in Java/J2EE.
    • Performed maintenance on a Windows CE order entry application.
    Technologies: Java, C++
  • Project Leader, Analyst, Senior Developer
    Ksolutions S.p.A. (Pisa, Italy)
    1997 - 2002
    • Created first and most popular Italian free SMS service (Kataweb FreeSMS).
    • Involved in strategic/pilot workforce management projects using mobile technologies (commissioned by the largest Italian mobile operator and railway company).
    • Designed and developed applications on a variety of mobile platforms, such as Apple Newton, Palm Pilot, and Windows CE.
    • Designed and implemented an SMS engine to target Windows CE platforms, capable of sending and receiving SMS using a GSM card/mobile phone connected to the device.
    Technologies: C/C++, Java, Pascal, SQL, PL/SQL, HTML, XML, NewtonScript
  • IT Consultant
    Zappalà S.p.A. (Catania, Italy)
    1996 - 1996
    • Designed and implemented a controller for product delivery automation, identifying products by reading bar codes from a conveyor belt, assigning a client/destination basing on an orders database, and routing them accordingly.
    Technologies: C++
Experience
  • AppPack (iOS) (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apppack-business-card-share/id576763872

    Application to share and recommend other applications, links, and videos, as well as provide a digital business card service.

  • VGL (iOS) (Development)
  • VGL (Android) (Development)

    Online dating app/service.

  • AppPack (Android) (Development)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubersimple.appack.mobile.android.ui

    Application to share and recommend other applications, links, and videos, as well as provide a digital business card service.

  • Ubliette (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ubliette/id979071924?ls=1&mt=8

    Fashion browsing and shopping.

    I worked on bug fixes and improvements.

  • Burnbook (via Toptal) (Development)
    http://mashable.com/2015/03/26/burnbook-app/

    Anonymous posting app. I developed 90% of the entire app.

    http://appshopper.com/social-networking/blushhh

  • Apple Watch in a Nutshell: A Feature Introduction for iOS Developers (Publication)
    Apple has released a fully functional WatchKit and SDK that enables iOS developers with all the tools to start building their Apple Watch applications. This article provides quick overview of the Apple Watch functionalities from a developers perspective.
  • iOS User Interfaces: Storyboards vs. NIBs vs. Custom Code (Publication)
    I often hear iOS developers ask some variant of the same key question: "What's the best way to develop a UI in iOS: through Storyboards, NIBs, or code?" Answers to this question, explicitly or implicitly, tend to assume that there's a mutually exclusive choice to be made, one that is often addressed upfront, before development. I'm of the opinion that there's no single choice to be made. Rather, each option has its strengths and weaknesses—and there's no need to use any one of them in isolation.
  • Antonio is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Antonio shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.
Skills
  • Languages
    Java, Objective-C, C/C++, HTML, C#, Swift, SQL, JavaScript, CoffeeScript
  • Frameworks
    iOS SDK, ASP.NET, .NET, Android SDK, AngularJS, Knockout.js
  • Libraries/APIs
    Node.js, MFC, jQuery UI, OpenGL, jQuery
  • Tools
    Git, SVN, Adobe Photoshop, CVS
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms
    iOS, Windows, Linux, watchOS, Java EE, Android, tvOS
  • Storage
    SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle
Education
  • (Not completed) Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    University of Pisa - Pisa, Italy
    1988 - 1995
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