Dino Budimilic, Prototyping Developer in Rijeka, Croatia
Dino Budimilic

Prototyping Developer in Rijeka, Croatia

Member since January 14, 2013
Dino is an Apple app developer always trying to use the latest tools Apple has to offer. He is traveling the world while helping startups make their ideas come to life. He loves building prototypes and MVPs to test out product-market fit as early in the process as possible.
Dino is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Myworkout AS
    Swift, iOS, Xcode
  • Playbook
    Swift, iOS, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Xcode, CocoaPods...
  • The Bakery.io
    Objective-C, iOS, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Swift, Xcode, CocoaPods

Experience

Location

Rijeka, Croatia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Xcode

The most amazing...

...project I've developed is a Beat Saber score extractor that automatically manages a high-score list between all machines running the game in my arcade.

Employment

  • Senior iOS Developer

    2021 - 2021
    Myworkout AS
    • Suggested improvements to send users to App Store reviews. In just two months since releasing that feature, we got 5x more reviews than in the last six years on the store. New reviews have an average rating of 4.7 compared to the previous of 3.8.
    • Had creative freedom to implement a prototype for a new feature of real-time workout tracking and guidance using timely audio and visual feedback to the user.
    • Improved UX app-wide by introducing subtle bouncy animations to buttons and views as they appear or update.
    • Migrated part of the project from Flutter to native Swift.
    Technologies: Swift, iOS, Xcode
  • Lead iOS Developer

    2016 - 2019
    Playbook
    • Led the development for the Playbook Creator app, which helps content creators create and manage their content, and of the Playbook consumer app, which enables users to subscribe to the Playbook platform and access all the content hosted there.
    • Devised a prompt for review that resulted in an App Store rating of 4.9, focusing calls to action on power users who are happy with the app and the content they consume.
    • Built a custom video crop feature that I'm really proud of. It should be still visible in Creator App as part of the App Store promo video of the app.
    Technologies: Swift, iOS, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Xcode, CocoaPods, Apple HealthKit
  • Lead iOS Developer

    2014 - 2015
    The Bakery.io
    • Built an app to find local cafes with good wifi and power outlets.
    • Developed an app to connect people that want to teach each other languages.
    • Created an app for sharing sound bits around you on Twitter.
    Technologies: Objective-C, iOS, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Swift, Xcode, CocoaPods
  • iOS Developer

    2013 - 2015
    Zero Bit
    • Founded the company in Italy as part of a startup incubator program.
    • Made and published an iOS game called Sketch&Fetch.
    • Made a mobile app for tracking public bus schedules and itineraries for Rijeka (Croatia).
    • Got public funding that was mostly used for team equipment.
    • Closed the company after running it for more than a year without losing more than personally invested.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Swift, Xcode, CocoaPods
  • API Engineer

    2012 - 2013
    WhoAPI
    • Developed both back-end and front-end components of the company API.
    • Worked on front-end user administration, including the creation of functions for parsing whois data and processing PayPal information.
    • Created MySQL tables to save historical data of all the domains involved in WhoAPI processing and optimized the collection of said data.
    • Contributed to the development of the Domainchy iOS app, written in Objective-C with a PHP back-end for integration with WHMCS API to allow users to buy domains using the iOS app.
    Technologies: jQuery, MySQL, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP
  • BI Developer

    2011 - 2013
    iOLAP
    • Built custom scripts in PHP to automate database communication and data profiling.
    • Used ETL tools (including Informatica and Talend) to handle data migration and optimization of data handling in general.
    • Developed Flex widget for Microstrategy reports.
    Technologies: Flex, Informatica, Talend, PHP
  • Web Developer

    2010 - 2011
    Adria24
    • Modified WordPress themes by changing designs and adding custom features, such as post ratings.
    • Wrote PHP scripts to populate WordPress databases with data from Adria24 Forum and RSS feeds.
    • Handled front-end and back-end development of company websites in PHP, focusing on debugging and error handling.
    Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP

Experience

  • Playbook iOS App
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1107266414

    A mobile marketplace for health and fitness content.

    I was the lead iOS developer and business co-founder, responsible for most of the UX/UI stuff you can see in the app. I have a strong passion for smooth and bouncy interfaces.

    I'm also very proud of the way I made users review our app which resulted in a 4.9 App Store rating. I only focused on power users that are happy with the app and the content they consume.

  • Playbook Creator iOS App
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1166632935

    App for managing content available on the Playbook app.

    I'm especially proud of the video crop feature I built for this app (should be visible on the App Store preview video).

  • Autotrollej - Rijeka City Bus

    Rijeka (Croatia) bus schedule and last minute notifications in your pocket.

  • Easy Call

    Easy Call - quickly get to your most important contacts.

    Use cases:
    - Teach your kids how to use the app for cases of emergency.
    - Make your grandparents' lives easier by setting up a quick call list.
    - Store emergency numbers while you are traveling.

  • Stack AI

    Stack unites email, calendar and contacts in one place so you can manage your key contacts and follow ups on the go.

  • RandAll
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id428395953

    RandAll is a simple and quick generator for anything and everything.

  • Y5

    Get work done on the road. App that helps you find good wifi and outlets to charge your devices.

  • Sketch&Fetch

    Group game played between friends in real life.

  • Domainchy

    Branded iPhone app that lets clients easily register and control domains and web hosting services. Uses the WhoAPI API to retrieve information regarding relevant domains.

  • WhoAPI
    http://whoapi.com

    Developed numerous API functions and implemented front-end account administration. Additionally, contributed to database design and scalability.

Skills

  • Languages

    Swift, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Objective-C
  • Paradigms

    Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile App Design
  • Platforms

    iOS, MacOS, Bitrise
  • Other

    Prototyping, Lean Startups, Game Development
  • Libraries/APIs

    CocoaPods, jQuery, Twitter iOS SDK, Facebook iOS SDK
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, Xcode, Git, Apple HealthKit, Fastlane
  • Storage

    SQLite, MySQL, Realm Database
  • Frameworks

    Core Data

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2005 - 2008
    The University of Rijeka - Rijeka, Croatia

Certifications

  • Gamification
    MAY 2013 - PRESENT
    University of Pennsylvania

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