Verified Expert in Engineering
React Native Developer
Elijah is a highly motivated and skilled full-stack developer. He is passionate about building apps with React Native, React, and Node.js. He has experience maximizing excellent user experiences for cross-platform apps on iOS and Android while utilizing both native and web development tools.
Xcode, GitHub, Atom, Front-end
The most amazing...
...thing I've helped develop is a mobile SDK that works with iOS, Android, and React Native that allows deployment of native user-interface on the web.
Developer | CEO
Refined Edge Solutions
- Joined a large team at Integrated Digital Solutions to help them develop a cross-platform streaming app for AT&T using React Native.
- Built a map-based social network from the ground up using React Native, MapBox, Firebase, Heroku with Node.js, and MongoDB. It uses real-time geolocation to constantly update users' locations, letting them know what is happening around them.
- Led a cross-continent team of Toptal developers in rebuilding an iOS social networking app in React Native using Redux for storing state.
- Helped a well-funded startup convert a website into a truly native React Native app for iOS and Android. I worked with their existing Node.js and MongoDB stack, as well as third-party libraries, to create a better experience on mobile.
- Architected an international company's React web application to be isomorphic to ensure SEO compatibility, using React Router and Express, and also implemented the Redux store.
- Developed a workout editing tool for iPhone apps for a San Francisco-based startup using React, Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails, and Node.js.
- Developed a cross-platform React Native app for iOS and Android for demonstration purposes that queries APIs with GraphQL for display.
- Built a web app for ordering pet tags on iPhone and Android using React and Bootstrap on the front end and modified existing Zen Cart PHP code on the back end to work with jQuery Ajax calls.
Senior React Native Engineer
- Developed a custom dynamic search UI for Myodetox using React Native Reanimated that shows a touch feedback response when the user answers questions tailored to their interests.
- Built an article viewer that takes raw HTML and renders it natively in a pop-up modal while tracking which items the user has viewed and ensuring it displays a fresh one every day.
- Implemented GraphQL and REST APIs for secure interaction with the back end and conducted thorough testing in both Expo Go and Expo Bare Workflow.
- Worked on a video viewer similar to Instagram Stories that allows users to navigate back and forth through the stories tailored to the client.
Lead React Native Developer
- Refactored some common pain points associated with React Native development into existing code developed at Harvard.
- Created the Timeline feature within the app, enabling infinite horizontal scrolling functionality, where each day showcases vertical scrolling items representing a child's growth progress.
- Fixed memory leaks and performance issues found in various parts of the app, most notably displaying large portions of data retrieved via GraphQL.
- Managed the development flow by creating separate environments for staging and production on the front-end, ensuring the QA sequence went according to plan.
- Reviewed front and back-end code from other team members before deploying new versions.
Senior React Native Developer
- Helped develop the Challenges section of the GrowthDay app, implementing and iterating UI designs and ensuring UX engagement was on point.
- Collaborated with the back-end team to ensure the API calls were appropriately integrated and worked with the QA team on any discovered issues.
- Adapted existing iOS and Android native libraries, which were not initially compatible with React Native, to make them usable within our app.
Senior React Native Developer
Integrated Digital Solutions
- Optimized the performance of the React Native application across multiple devices, including iOS, Android, FireTV, and AppleTV platforms.
- Refactored and cleaned up code to ensure maximum performance on mobile and TV devices.
- Developed native modules to integrate fixes for both iOS and Android applications.
Senior Software Developer
- Created chat functionality in a trainer enterprise app using Objective-C, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and APNS.
- Created an in-house Apple Watch extension to allow users to monitor progress of their workouts and switch exercises.
- Created a script to dig through and piece together over half a million user records stored between CouchDB and PostgreSQL.
- Supported architecture of back-end and REST API creation using Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL.
- Created an admin tool for sending SMS messages with links to install enterprise iOS apps to trainers using Twilio, Ruby on Rails, and PostgreSQL.
Director of Engineering
Appstem Media, LLC
- Created an iPhone app allowing real-time communication using chat, image/recording uploads, in-app phone calls, and text messaging using Objective-C, ObjectiveDDP, Twilio SDK, Meteor, and Node.js.
- Built a customizable voicemail system for doctors using Twilio, Meteor, Node.js, and MongoDB.
- Created an in-house iPhone app for real-time interactivity for browsing folders and viewing files with Objective-C, Socket.io, Node.js, and Box API.
- Created an iPad app for a Napa Valley winery to track inventory using Objective-C and Visual C#.
- Added features to a cross-platform enterprise real-estate app using Titanium for iOS and Android.
Developer and Owner
Smooth Edge Design
- Created an iPhone app for taking photos of your dog that was mentioned by Jay Leno and featured in news stories across the country in 2009 using Objective-C.
- Supported customization of chocolate website osCommerce shopping cart using PHP and MySQL.
- Created a friend finding iPhone app that was the catalyst to Flywheel Software using Objective-C, Ruby on Rails, and MySQL.
- Created a custom music player for the web using Flash, ActionScript, PHP, and MySQL.
- Created a custom slideshow that cycled through images asynchronously using Flash, ActionScript, PHP, and MySQL.
Flywheel Software, Inc.
- Created an iPhone app for drivers and passengers to see each other on maps in real time using Objective-C and Erlang.
- Developed a back end for socket-based connectivity using Erlang.
- Built a XMPP custom-protocol for hailing passenger to driver using Erlang and ejabberd.
Howl - Find Friends & Nightlife
Social Network App Built in React Native
Dabawallah | Dinner Made Easy
Meridix Real-time Websocketshttp://www.meridix.com/
Flywheel Software, Inc.http://www.flywheel.com/
Secure User Authentication | Enterprise iPad Application
The application is configured to operate exclusively on designated iPads, identified by their unique MAC addresses. The initial step in the authentication process involves verifying the device's MAC address. Upon successfully validating the MAC address, the system authenticates the user credentials. The user is prompted to input their username and password, which the system verifies. This two-tiered security protocol ensures robust protection against unauthorized access.
CosRank - CosPlay iPhone App
Redux, React Native, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap 3, Flux, AFNetworking, MapKit, Core Location, UIKit, ZURB Foundation, Titanium, Android SDK, Express.js, PhoneGap, CFNetwork, Bootstrap, Core Data, Kendo UI
Redux-Saga, React Redux, Lodash, React, Parse SDK, Node.js, jQuery, Underscore.js, Socket.IO, ObjectiveDDP, REST APIs, Twitter SDK, iOS Extensions, Facebook iOS SDK, Handlebars, Foursquare API, Facebook Open Graph API
Redux Thunk, Appcelerator Titanium, Xcode, Babel, iOS Simulator, GitHub, SourceTree, Chrome Developer Tools, Figma, NGINX, Node Inspector, iOS Instruments, Sublime Text 2, Atom, Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Expo
Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Asynchronous Programming, Mobile Development, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile Software Development, Key-Value Observing (KVO), Event-driven Programming, Data-driven Programming
Firebase, iOS, Meteor, Android, Mapbox, Amazon EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Ubuntu, Apple Watch, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Sagas, Ajax, Software Architecture, Front-end Development, Front-end, Axios, Cordova, WebSockets, Gatsby, XMPP, Software Development, Computer Science, Leadership, User Authentication
Cloud Firestore, SQLite, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, CouchDB, InfluxDB, Hasura
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, USA