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Chris Chidgey

Chris Chidgey

San Diego, CA, United States
Member since November 19, 2017
Chris is an entrepreneur and self-taught developer with a proven track record of building and maintaining mobile apps from concept to app store submission. He's a former corporate manager turned successful mobile app publisher and developer of apps—some of which have been downloaded more than 25,000 times per month.
Chris is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Contenta
    JavaScript, React Native, Express.js, MongoDB, Expo, Twitter API...
  • BGB Island, LLC
    JavaScript, React Native, Redux, AWS, Instagram API, Facebook API
Experience
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • Redux, 3 years
  • Node.js, 3 years
  • MongoDB, 3 years
  • React Native, 3 years
San Diego, CA, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Mac, Atom, Git
The most amazing...
...project I've built was a platform for content marketers to distribute their content in a custom mobile app.
Employment
  • Founder | Software Engineer
    2016 - 2018
    Contenta
    • Developed a platform for supporting clients' published content across a variety of distribution channels.
    • Integrated products with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, WordPress, and Libsyn APIs.
    • Implemented automated push notifications.
    • Created a dynamic lead capture form integrated via an API with multiple email marketing services (MailChimp, ActiveCampaign, and InfusionSoft).
    Technologies: JavaScript, React Native, Express.js, MongoDB, Expo, Twitter API, Facebook API, YouTube API
  • Founder | Software Engineer
    2015 - 2017
    BGB Island, LLC
    • Developed a popular "celebrity look-alike" app using the AWS Face Rekognition API.
    • Enabled the app to utilize the camera, camera roll and photo library.
    • Implemented an in-app currency and in-app purchases for both coins (consumable) and category unlocks (non-consumable).
    • Integrated Google Adwords, Facebook Audience Network, and Appodeal.
    • Received positive feedback and positive in-app experience ratings.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React Native, Redux, AWS, Instagram API, Facebook API
Experience
  • Celebrity Look Alike | iOS App (Development)
    http://bgbisland.com/celebrity-look-alike-app/

    A popular celebrity-look-alike app for iOS that makes use of AWS, in-app purchases, the device camera and photos, the Facebook API, animations, Google Analytics, the Instagram API, and bug tracking.

  • Tim Topham Piano (Development)
    https://contenta.io/

    A content distribution app for a membership site. It has multiple social APIs, Redux, push notifications, and email marketing API integrations. This was developed for iOS and Android.

  • GoGo Baby (Development)
    http://bgbisland.com/

    A baby day journal that uses Twilio for authentication/sign up, in-app messaging, photo sharing, in-app purchases, and subscriptions.

Skills
  • Frameworks
    React Native, Redux, Express.js
  • Languages
    JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), ES7
  • Paradigms
    Functional Reactive Programming, Asynchronous Programming, REST
  • Libraries/APIs
    Facebook API, Twitter API, Node.js, WordPress API, CocoaPods, Lodash, Facebook Open Graph API, Twilio API, YouTube API, Instagram API, Google Ads API
  • Tools
    Mongoose, Git
  • Platforms
    Firebase, Heroku, Parse, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage
    MongoDB
Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Business
    2006 - 2008
    University of San Diego - San Diego, CA, USA
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business
    1996 - 2000
    California State University, Chico - Chica, CA, USA
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