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Ben Williams, Software Developer in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Ben Williams

Software Developer in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Member since March 6, 2017
A native iOS app developer with over eight years of experience developing apps. Ben has been writing code professionally for over thirteen years, primarily Objective-C and Swift, and has developed or contributed to well over 200 apps currently in the App Store today.
Ben is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • iTunes Connect, 8 years
  • Xcode, 8 years
  • iOS, 8 years
  • Objective-C, 6 years
  • Core Location, 6 years
  • Core Data, 5 years
  • Swift, 2 years
  • Sketch, 2 years
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Xcode, Swift, MacOS, Git, Sketch

The most amazing...

...app I've put in the App Store was a photography app I created from scratch, which reached number 26 on the overall global charts, and won numerous awards.

Employment

  • iOS App Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    KeyPay
    • Developed an iPad app allowing employees to clock in and out from work shifts.
    • Developed an iOS app called WorkZone, for workers to manage their timesheets, leave requests, arrange shifts, and complete other employee-related tasks.
    • Created a CI build process using Jenkins.
    • Provided guidance and consulting for all things mobile.
    • Managed Android developers creating an Android version of WorkZone.
    Technologies: Xcode, iOS, Swift
  • Owner

    2006 - PRESENT
    Aspyre Solutions
    • Performed contract native iOS development work through my company for over twenty different app agencies.
    • Created over 25 iOS apps under my own brand which are currently in the store today.
    • Developed a number of photography iOS apps from scratch by sourcing material from professionals.
    • Developed apps in Swift full-time for two years.
    • Developed apps in Objective-C for six years.
    Technologies: Xcode, iOS, Swift
  • iOS App Developer

    2015 - 2017
    Contact Light
    • Developed the iOS version of Edeo, a route finding app for Uni students.
    • Developed the iOS version of Embark, a public transport route finding app.
    • Developed a patented technology for interesting between apps, beacons, and video screens.
    • Created an Apple Watch version of Embark.
    • Developed a number of support tools, including a map tile cutting assistant.
    Technologies: Xcode, Swift, iOS, WatchOS, Beacons
  • iOS App Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Soap Creative
    • Developed a custom method for detecting a user's heart rate using an iPhone camera.
    • Created a highly animation-focused meditation/breathing app.
    • Performed a full rewrite of a high-profile exercise app for women.
    • Integrated an app with Facebook and Twitter social networks.
    • Provided consultation and advice regarding suitable mobile technologies.
    Technologies: Xcode, iOS, Objective-C
  • iOS App Developer

    2014 - 2016
    Halfnine
    • Integrated a C++ animation framework into an iPad app.
    • Developed an iPad app for showcasing high-profile real estate properties.
    • Created an iPad app for educating people on how to fly a helicopter.
    • Maintained and updated an existing portfolio of apps.
    • Developed an iPhone app combining the iOS camera and a messaging system.
    Technologies: Xcode, iOS, Objective-C
  • iOS App Developer

    2010 - 2016
    Binary Studio
    • Worked closely with designers to implement Photoshop designs as iOS apps.
    • Developed an iOS social network app for finding workout/exercise friends.
    • Created an iOS app for determining what size air conditioning unit you require.
    • Developed an iPad app for driving test businesses to test the capability of elderly drivers.
    • Built an iOS app for detailing home loan requirements and repayments.
    Technologies: Xcode, iOS, Swift, Objective-C
  • iOS App Developer

    2014 - 2015
    DigitasLBI
    • Created an offers app for a high profile credit card payment company.
    • Developed an app with Arabic localization, including layout, language, and images.
    • Developed a survey-based voting app for a large religious organization.
    • Provided consultation and advice regarding mobile technologies.
    • Performed code reviews on large existing codebases.
    Technologies: Xcode, iOS, Objective-C
  • iOS App Developer

    2009 - 2014
    Alpha Salmon
    • Created, developed, and maintained a high-profile gambling iOS application for a number of years.
    • Created an iOS method for placing bets which processed billions of dollars during its use.
    • Developed an interactive iPad storybook app.
    • Created an iPad-based sales tool for a large mining corporation.
    • Developed a stock-taking app for a well known white goods label.
    Technologies: Xcode, iOS, Objective-C
  • Web / SQL developer

    2007 - 2009
    Reed Business Information
    • Created a custom web crawler in C# for gathering business details.
    • Created, developed, and administered a 20TB MS SQL database.
    • Managed a relationship with a large US hosting company, including regular submission of change requests.
    Technologies: .NET, C#, MSSQL
  • Web Developer

    2007 - 2007
    PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Worked on in-house accounting tools.
    • Performed development tasks based on support tickets.
    Technologies: C#, JavaScript
  • Web/SQL Developer

    2006 - 2007
    NSW State Emergency Services
    • Contributed to an in-house tool for directing volunteers in emergency situations.
    • Created a custom file browser for internal purposes.
    • Developed a tool for automatically detecting if employees are entitled to awards, and printing those awards as custom certificates.
    Technologies: C#, MS SQL
  • Web Developer

    2003 - 2005
    Consult Me
    • Created a custom trip planning tool for bus takers.
    • Developed an interactive media presentation for a conference centre.
    Technologies: C#, MS SQL

Experience

  • MasterCard Priceless Arabia (Development)
    http://www.appspy.com/app/38451803/priceless-arabia

    An offers app for MasterCard owners, localized for an Arabic audience

  • Embark (Development)
    http://getembark.io

    A public transport iPhone app, for helping users navigate public transport systems on a global level. Integrates public transport networks for over 160 countries. Also includes a patented system for interacting between an app, beacons, and digital screens.

  • Photo Academy (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/photo-academy/id413735533?mt=8

    A personally developed app for photographers, providing guidance and educational material for how to take the perfect shot in any situation. Involved sourcing material from professional photographers, and integrating designs from a well known design studio. This is one of the apps I'm most proud to have created, and it received a large amount of success on the App Store.

  • TAB (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/tab-racing-and-sports-betting/id364500613?mt=8

    I was the primary developed on the TAB iPhone and iPad sports betting apps for a number of years. These apps regularly had over a million users, and processed billions of dollars worth of bets.

  • Event Cinemas (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/event-cinemas/id299120285?mt=8

    This app allows users to find and book times for viewing movies an one of Australia's largest movie theatre chains. Challenges included integrating with an aging API and enabling users to select seats and book tickets through an intuitive means.

  • Edeo (Development)
    http://getedeo.io

    Edeo is a wayfinding app for Uni students. It is novel in that it allows you to see where your friends are on campus (but only on campus). It also provides real-time GPS based location tracking for Uni transport shuttles.

  • Panasonic Aircon Sizing Wizard (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/aircon-sizing-wizard/id393485157?mt=8

    The Panasonic AC Wizard allows iPhone users to find a suitable air conditioner for their home, as well as someone to install it, and where to buy it.

Skills

  • Languages

    Swift, Objective-C, SQL, C#
  • Frameworks

    Core Location, Core Data
  • Tools

    iTunes Connect, Xcode, Slack, Git, Jenkins, Photoshop CC, Sketch, Charles
  • Platforms

    iOS
  • Other

    App Store Acceptance Process, Web Development, Beacon
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server
  • Libraries/APIs

    Facebook SDK, PAW

Education

  • Bachelor's (Hons) degree in Computer Science
    2001 - 2004
    University of Wollongong - Wollongong, NSW Australia
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