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Chris Chidgey, Software Developer in San Diego, CA, United States
Chris Chidgey

Software Developer in 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


  • Contenta
    JavaScript, React Native, Express.js, MongoDB, Expo, Twitter API...
  • BGB Island, LLC
    JavaScript, React Native, Redux, AWS, Instagram API, Facebook API


  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • Redux, 4 years
  • MongoDB, 4 years
  • Node.js, 4 years
  • React Native, 4 years
  • GraphQL, 2 years
San Diego, CA, United States



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.


  • Founder | Software Engineer

    2016 - 2018
    • 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


  • Celebrity Look Alike | iOS App (Development)

    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)

    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)

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


  • Frameworks

    React Native, Redux, Express.js
  • Languages

    ECMAScript (ES6), ES7, JavaScript, GraphQL
  • Tools

    Expo, Mongoose, Git
  • Paradigms

    Functional Reactive Programming, Asynchronous Programming, REST
  • Storage

  • Libraries/APIs

    Instagram API, Google Ads API, Lodash, Node.js, Twilio API, Facebook API, Twitter API, WordPress API, CocoaPods, Facebook Open Graph API, YouTube API
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Parse, Firebase, Heroku


  • 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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