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 software developer with a proven track record of building and maintaining mobile apps from concept to app store submission and beyond. He's a former corporate manager turned mobile app publisher and developer —with apps downloaded more than 40,000 times per month.
Chris is now available for hire


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



San Diego, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

Git, Atom, MacOS

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: YouTube API, Facebook API, Twitter API, Expo, MongoDB, Express.js, React Native, JavaScript
  • 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: Facebook API, Instagram API, AWS, Redux, React Native, JavaScript


  • 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.

  • Celebrity Look Alike (Development)

    A celebrity look-alike app using AWS Machine Learning for facial recognition.

    Built with React Native using AWS S3 for image storage.

  • Awesome App | Inspire and Share Positivity (Development)

    A mobile app for iOS and Android that was built using React Native along with MongoDB, GraphQL, and Express.js (API) and AWS S3 (image storage).

    • Authentication
    • Social profiles
    • Various actions (follow, following, block, and report)
    • Posts (create, delete, make private),
    • In-app purchases (items and subscriptions),
    • Animations


  • Frameworks

    React Native, Redux, Express.js
  • Languages

    ECMAScript (ES6), ES7, JavaScript, GraphQL
  • Libraries/APIs

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

    Git, Expo, Atom, Mongoose
  • Paradigms

    Functional Reactive Programming, Asynchronous Programming, REST
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), MacOS, Firebase, Heroku
  • Storage

  • Other



  • 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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