Dritan Harizaj, Software Developer in Tirana, Tirana County, Albania
Dritan Harizaj

Software Developer in Tirana, Tirana County, Albania

Member since April 27, 2017
Dritan is a mechanical engineering graduate turned mobile developer. He has published an app in The App Store to help users compare book prices by taking a cover picture. He has also written a web scraper in Python for a website to help freelancers find remote work and used VBA in Excel to automate tasks and save his coworkers hours of daily manual labor.
Dritan is now available for hire




Tirana, Tirana County, Albania



Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code, Xcode

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded was an app called Antique Book Scan.


  • iOS Developer

    2016 - PRESENT
    • Developed an app that lets teachers create customized lesson plans by cropping clips from online videos and presenting them in a video game-like 3D world.
    • Used SceneKit to create 3D scenes for user interface.
    • Integrated a Stripe API to allow payments between students and teachers.
    • Debugged CollectionViews and other UIkit components.
    • Parsed XML feeds of podcasts.
    Technologies: iOS SceneKit, Core Image, Core Graphics, GCD, UIKit, REST APIs, Xcode, Objective-C, Swift
  • IT Networking Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    Concord International Investments
    • Managed the company’s computer network, back-end servers, and communication systems.
    • Wrote VBA scripts to automate workflow of the portfolio associates—saving up to 2 hours of daily manual labor.
    • Managed the purchase and renewal of software licenses such as Microsoft, Citrix, Axys, and more.
    • Prepared a backup and disaster recovery report in collaboration with compliance department.
    • Reviewed the legal contracts with third party IT service providers.
    Technologies: Citrix, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)


  • Antique Book Scan

    • An iOS app that takes a picture of a book cover, then performs optical character recognition on it, searches Google Books for the title, and returns the prices for the book on Amazon and eBay.
    • Uses several open source UI components and REST APIs.
    • Open-sourced under an MIT license: Github.com/dritani/Antique-Book-Scan

  • Av0cado.com

    • A freelance job aggregator website; it scans websites (currently only Craigslist) for iOS freelance job opportunities
    • Hosted on an Amazon EC2 instance with a Python SimpleHTTPServer as the back-end, simple HTML/CSS for the front-end, and a daily Cron job to run the scraper.

  • Enable My Team (via Toptal)

    Added features and fixed bugs on a PDF annotation app currently in production.

  • Durst Sebring Imaging Systems (via Toptal)

    • Fixed bugs in an internal Python tool that generates website front-ends.

  • Video Compressor Mobile App

    Developed a video compression utility app and published it to the App Store as an independent developer. The app was built using React Native and acted as a wrapper around the FFmpeg multimedia library.

  • Custom Employee Management Software

    Developed the client-side portion of an Employee Management Software (EMS), custom-built according to customer specifications. The client-side consisted of a React.js web frontend and a cross-platform React Native app published on both app stores.


  • Languages

    Swift, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Python, Fortran, Objective-C, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6)
  • Frameworks

    iOS SceneKit, React Native, MapKit, Core Data, UIKit
  • Libraries/APIs

    CocoaPods, Stripe API, REST APIs, Core Graphics, OpenCV, Core Image, React, FFmpeg
  • Tools

    Xcode, MATLAB, Microsoft Word, Excel 2016, Microsoft Excel, Git, Photoshop CS6, SOLIDWORKS, Gradle, Android Studio, Cron
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Firebase, iOS, Windows, Linux, Visual Studio Code, Citrix, Android
  • Storage

    NoSQL, MySQL
  • Other

    Algorithms, Data Structures, GCD, ANSYS, Mechanical Engineering
  • Paradigms



  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering
    2010 - 2014
    McGill University - Montreal, Canada


  • iOS Developer Nanodegree

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