Paulo Fierro

Paulo Fierro

George Town, Cayman Islands
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Paulo Fierro

Paulo Fierro

George Town, Cayman Islands
Member since October 30, 2013
Paulo is a freelance developer and architect with a passion for making beautiful, digital things. Over the years, he has worked on iOS apps that have won awards, been featured by Apple, and reached the top of the App Store charts.
Paulo is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Objective-C, 6 years
  • Sinatra, 3 years
  • Xcode, 5 years
  • Sublime Text, 2 years
  • Ruby, 5 years
George Town, Cayman Islands
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Mac OS X, Xcode, Sublime, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've built was an end-to-end platform, from back-end services to web and iPad clients via an API layer that enabled engaging and interactive storytelling.
Employment
  • Co-founder / Developer
    jadehopper ltd.
    2010 - PRESENT
    • Developed an educational iPad app for kids featuring curated video from all over the web. This app was featured by Apple in several countries including the iTunes Education Spotlight in May 2014 and reached #1 in 67 countries.
    • Developed the first version of an iOS app that enables grocery shopping on the go for the grocery market leader in the UK, reaching the #1 spot on the UK App Store.
    • Contracted with BlackBerry to build and prototype apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
    • Developed an iOS app for a London-based chain of artisan coffee shops that took their loyalty card digital and facilitated mobile payments.
    • Developed an interactive desktop app that presents multimedia on interconnected touch-screen displays for a Norwegian music museum.
    • Built the official conference guide for the Flash on the Beach international design and development conference in 2010 (native iOS app) and 2011 (web solution).
    • Developed an end-to-end platform for a start-up — from backend services to web and iPad clients via an API layer that enabled the creation of interactive stories.
    Technologies: iOS, Objective-C, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript
  • iOS Developer / Flash Platform Specialist
    Tarantell AS
    2008 - 2010
    • Developed an iOS app to track the availability of city bikes in Oslo, Norway. Reached the #2 spot on the App Store.
    • Built the 2009 conference guide for the Flash on the Beach international design and development conference. The app won bronze for Best Mobile Solution at Gulltaggen 2010.
    • Developed a white-label recipe guide for the Norwegian Seafood Export Council.
    • Developed several proof of concepts and mobile prototypes for Norwegian enterprise clients.
    Technologies: iOS, Objective-C, JavaScript, ActionScript, Ruby on Rails
  • ActionScript Developer
    Blogform Digital Magazines GmbH
    2007 - 2008
    • Led a team of designers and developers in creating a new magazine engine with Flex using Cairngorm.
    • Maintained and further developed the previous AS2 engine and introduced open-source tools to improve production workflow.
    • Introduced and trained colleagues in Object Oriented Programming and ActionScript best practices.
    • Created interactive magazine content for clients such as Netcom, SAS, Swarovski, TubeTheVote, the New York Giants, the Kentucky Derby, Nickelodeon and several Time, Inc properties such as People Magazine, People en Español and InStyle.
    Technologies: ActionScript, Flex, Cairngorm
  • Owner / Flash Platform Consultant
    Fierro Media
    2007 - 2008
    • Developed a white-label, Flash-based front-end for Otrum's hotel system enabling in-room TV guides to be highly personal and customisable.
    • Consulted on various ActionScript projects for small Norwegian businesses.
    Technologies: ActionScript, Flash
  • Flash Developer
    Nordic Lottery Systems AS
    2005 - 2007
    • Developed Flash-based games and modules as well as an ActionScript framework for use in a global gaming portal.
    • Developed Flash-based casino betting games using Flash Remoting and integrated these with Java based gaming portals.
    • Further developed Flash-based platforms for scratch-and-win and quiz games used by an advertising agency for several Norwegian newspapers and organizations.
    Technologies: ActionScript, Flash
  • Systems Developer
    Wide Computing AS
    2004 - 2005
    • Further developed an e-commerce web service for Overture paid inclusion subscriptions using Perl and SOAP.
    • Developed front-ends for this service for both the company website and for integration at a partner ISP using C# and ASP.NET.
    • Developed a W3C standards compliant web-publishing system and several dHTML-based web applications for the support department and scripts to handle back-end routines.
    Technologies: Perl, C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT
  • Multimedia Developer
    Wide Computing AS
    2001 - 2002
    • Developed a Flash-based interactive demo of the company’s product, designed the product logo and the company website.
    • Designed and coordinated the development of an online help system which was packaged with the company’s application.
    Technologies: ActionScript, Flash, JavaScript
  • Web Designer / Developer
    Caribbean Network Solutions
    1999 - 1999
    • Designed and developed websites for several clients and designed brochures for print and online distribution.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript
Experience
  • Brainfeed (Development)
    http://appstore.com/brainfeed

    Brainfeed is an educational iPad app made for kids 7-years and older. Behind the scenes a team sifts through the massive amounts of video available on the web and curates the very best of educational video that is both age-appropriate and curriculum based.

    The result is content that engages kids and is both animation rich and of visual high-quality.​ The best of the web, in a kid-friendly package.

  • Tesco Groceries (Development)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOazBbJGve8

    Worked with ribot ltd. to develop the first version of this app for iPhone that allows shoppers to buy groceries while on the go.

  • fotb.me (Development)
    http://vimeo.com/28895335

    The official conference guide for the Flash on the Beach conference in 2011. Built with traditional web technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) to deliver a solely mobile experience for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry PlayBook users.

  • Rock City Experience Center desktop app (Development)
    http://www.rockcity.no/opplevelsessenteret/verdensrommet/

    Developed an interactive desktop app that presents storytelling multimedia on interconnected touch-screen displays for the Rock City Experience Center in Namsos, Norway.

  • FOTB 2010 (Development)
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fotb-2010/id389366801

    We built the official conference iPhone app for the lovely Flash on the Beach conference in 2010. Browse through the talks and add them to your own custom schedule. Read about the speakers and find conference locations near you. Also check out what people are saying about the conference on the Twitters.

  • FOTB 2009 (Development)
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flash-on-the-beach-09/id328966871

    We built the official conference iPhone app for the most excellent Flash on the Beach conference in 2009. Browse through the talks and add them to your own custom schedule. Read about the speakers and find conference locations near you.

  • Bysykkel App (Development)
    http://vimeo.com/4977386

    I developed this iPhone app back in 2009 that finds city bikes close to you in Oslo. It allowed you to find city bike stations located around the city and tell you how many bikes or locks were available (in order to return your bike). Unfortunately its no longer on the App Store.

Skills
  • Languages
    ActionScript, Less, JavaScript, Objective-C, CSS, HTML, Ruby, Perl, SQL, C, C#, PHP, Java
  • Frameworks
    Sinatra, Cocoa Touch, Cocoa
  • Libraries/APIs
    CocoaPods, jQuery, Twitter API, Facebook API, SQLite, Google Maps
  • Tools
    Tower, Sublime Text, Xcode, Adobe Flash, Charles, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Git
  • Platforms
    iOS, Mac OS X
  • Misc
    User Experience (UX), iOS User Interface Design, CodeKit
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
  • Storage
    MySQL
Education
  • Masters of Science (incomplete) degree in Information Design
    University of Oslo - Oslo, Norway
    2004 - 2005
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science
    University of Oslo - Oslo, Norway
    2000 - 2004
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