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Mike Tarr

Mike Tarr

New York, NY, United States
Member since August 29, 2017
Mike is a veteran Apple developer in search of the next big thing. He has worked in companies big and small, and he doesn’t shy away from anything. Mike is eager to bring his knowhow to any collaboration.
Mike is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • ma.ke
    iOS, watchOS, tvOS, Objective-C, Swift, Python, JavaScript, Xcode, Node.js...
  • Rotor Holdings
    Objective-C, iOS
  • Undisclosed
    C, C++, Objective-C, Javascript, Node.js, MongoDB
Experience
  • Objective-C, 12 years
  • Mac OS, 12 years
  • iOS, 10 years
  • Swift, 4 years
  • Node.js, 4 years
  • watchOS, 3 years
  • MongoDB, 2 years
  • tvOS, 1 year
New York, NY, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
MacOS, Xcode, Visual Studio Code
The most amazing...
...iOS application I developed was a full-fledged media-rich app that went on to have tens of thousands of downloads.
Employment
  • Developer (Sole/Owner)
    ma.ke
    2008 - PRESENT
    • Created a low-level MacOS application that globally hooked all input events.
    • Authored and co-authored multiple iOS apps reaching tens of thousands of end users.
    • Worked on things ranging from low-level audio I/O via AudioUnits to completely custom UI components.
    • Numerous other iOS and MacOS applications delivered to the highest standards of excellence.
    • Created application for all the Apple platforms: MacOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
    Technologies: iOS, watchOS, tvOS, Objective-C, Swift, Python, JavaScript, Xcode, Node.js, MongoDB
  • iOS Developer
    Rotor Holdings
    2017 - 2018
    • Took over an existing codebase and brought numerous improvements to it.
    • Optimized the product for major speed improvements.
    Technologies: Objective-C, iOS
  • Technical Lead - Developer
    Undisclosed
    2008 - 2011
    • Authored a MacOS presence app interfacing via RFID and Bluetooth.
    • Developed and engineered several OSX applications owned by an AV start-up. Exited in the 10s of millions.
    • Created several enterprise-level dashboard apps for diverse clients.
    • Led, managed, and gave technical guidance to a team of several developers.
    • Took over existing code bases and modernised and maintained them.
    Technologies: C, C++, Objective-C, Javascript, Node.js, MongoDB
  • Firmware/Low-level Developer
    Ingenio
    2006 - 2008
    • Worked on several firmwares for custom appliances and tools.
    • Contributed to work that would eventually get in the hands of millions of people.
    • Aimed for the best performance and optimizations the hardware would allow.
    Technologies: C, C++, ASM
Experience
  • iOS Applications (Other amazing things)

    I have developed or co-developed applications that would eventually reach hundreds of thousands of users.

    I posses vast experience in the Apple ecosystem and am comfortable with anything I might encounter.

Skills
  • Languages
    JavaScript, Objective-C, Swift, Assembler PPC, Python, SQL, ARM Assembler, Assembler x86, Java, Embedded C++, Embedded C, TypeScript, HTML5, Lua, Go
  • Frameworks
    Core MIDI, Core Data, Core Bluetooth, ReactiveCocoa, MapKit, AudioUnit, Accelerate, WatchKit, GameKit, ARKit, Core ML, Cocos2d
  • Libraries/APIs
    CocoaPods, Node.js, AVKit, Stripe, TensorFlow
  • Tools
    Git, Xcode, Subversion (SVN)
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Continuous Integration (CI), Scrum, Extreme programming, Waterfall Development, Kanban
  • Platforms
    Parse, Heroku, Firebase, tvOS, watchOS, iOS, Mac OS, Android
  • Storage
    MongoDB, CouchDB, Realm Database, MySQL
  • Other
    Apps, iPhone, Cryptography, Embedded Software, Embedded Development, Cryptocurrency
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