Pratik Bhadkoliya, Developer in Fremont, CA, United States
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Pratik Bhadkoliya

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Software Developer

Fremont, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
December 28, 2018

Pratik has 12+ years of experience developing iOS applications and has aided development teams at Adobe, Ola Cabs, Disney+, Lenskart, and Meta (previously Facebook). He develops REST APIs using PHP/Java and has worked on over 15 projects in teams of all sizes.



Preferred Environment

Git, PhpStorm, Xcode, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is the safety tools for Messenger and Instagram Direct that helped 2 billion+ users feel safe and trust in Meta products.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2020 - PRESENT
  • Developed and maintained the reporting flow in the Messenger iOS app, including implementing back-end APIs.
  • Revamped the reporting flow in the Instagram iOS app, including spam proactive warnings.
  • Experimented with 10+ features before releasing them to 100% users.
  • Developed and improved child safety measures in the Instagram iOS app.
Technologies: React, JavaScript, Objective-C, Swift, PHP

Lead Engineer

2018 - 2019
  • Developed a live streaming feature for Hotstar, India's biggest live streaming sports platform.
  • Managed an iOS and Android team responsible for building the payments and subscriptions’ part.
  • Expanded a team to 20+ mobile engineers, including web front-end developers.
Technologies: iOS, Swift

Lead Engineer

2016 - 2018
Lenskart Solutions Pvt
  • Developed and maintained Lenskart stores' point of sales.
  • Led the development of a virtual 3D trial in the Lenskart iOS app.
  • Managed the mobile team responsible for developing Lenskart eCommerce Android and iOS apps.
Technologies: Java, Laravel, PHP, iOS, Swift

Lead Engineer

2012 - 2015
Rootwork Systems
  • Created the Zitrr Camera iOS app using Objective-C and OpenGL ES 2.0.
  • Developed the SignEasy iOS app and created document cloud sync across devices.
  • Built the Business Line News iOS app and customed HTML viewer to render articles.
  • Created the Ola Cabs iOS app using maps and navigations.
  • Developed the MindTickle app as part of my role.
Technologies: PHP, Laravel, Objective-C, iOS

Software Developer

2011 - 2012
  • Developed Adobe Photoshop Express iOS app using Objective C.
  • Created Windows 8 app for Photoshop Express using Microsoft Silverlight and .NET Framework.
  • Created image and video sketch and cartoon filters using OpenGL ES 2.0 Shaders.
  • Created the Smart Trim feature to remove unwanted objects from photos and smoothly replace them with the background around them.
Technologies: Objective-C, iOS

Adobe Premiere Elements 2012

Dive right in and do something incredible with your videos.

Enjoy auto-generated slideshows and collages, make your videos look their best with intelligent editing options, turn them into stunning creations, organize them effortlessly, and quickly share your memories.

Adobe Photoshop Express iOS App
Photoshop Express Collages gives you flexibility and control of images ranging from border size, color, individual pan, and zoom.

Zitrr Camera iOS App

== Key Features ==
- 8 unique Shooting Modes & White Balance to counter all types of Scenes and Light conditions
- 55 LIVE styles, Effects, Filters and Lenses to choose from - even for Full HD Video Shooting!
- 6 compositions (Thirds, Golden, Diagonal, Trisec, Vitruvian & Square), for professional photographers
- Full-featured Photo Editor with Enhancer, Text, Frames, Stickers, and even more Filters – by Aviary
- Horizontal-level Indicator
- Touch Exposure and Manual Focus for the best control
- Instant-sharing on your favorite social networks
- Instant-preview thumbnail on photo & video shoot
- 4 Flash & Torch options (auto, on, off, and always on) - to lighten-up your images!
- Multiple Import from/Export to the Camera Roll
- Histogram for images
- Search on the basis of – Event, Month, Title, Tags, Location, Place
- Volume Button Shutter
- 1-tap gesture to apply random effects, filters and lenses
- Swipe gestures to toggle between adjacent effects, filters and lenses

SignEasy - Sign and Fill Docs iOS App
SignEasy is the simplest and fastest way to sign documents or getting documents signed from your iPhone and iPad. Trusted and loved by over 6 million users.

Business Line for iPhone App
The Hindu Business Line for iPhone App from The Hindu Group of Publications keeps you updated with the news on the go.

Features – Highlights :
-- Personalize your home screen
-- Breaking news and top stories, along with opinion
-- Get regular updates from the stock market, commodities and currencies along with expert opinions
-- Get featured advice and opinions on investments, business, and gadgets
-- Get the Latest news Via Push Notifications
-- Swipe to get to the next article
-- Mark articles as "Favourites" for offline reading
-- Share business news and articles with your colleagues, friends, business partners via social media, email, and message.
-- View the most popular and most commented articles
-- View and post comments

Ola Cabs iOS App

Book your next Ola ride in just a few taps. Get a referral code from your friends and get exclusive referral offers!

ZEE5 - Shows Live TV & Movies iOS App

At ZEE5, we believe that for entertainment to come alive, you need to feel it! Choose from 12 navigational and featured languages across TV shows, movies, original web series, international shows, acclaimed plays, and much more. Enjoy unlimited entertainment with up to 80+ LIVE TV channels and 100,000+ hours of video content in the language of your comfort for an experience that feels like home.

MindTickle iOS App
MindTickle mobile app is a lightweight version of MindTickle's web-based readiness platform for sales and customer success teams. It is a must-have app for organizations who need to regularly update their team with new product features, success stories, sales pitches, sales collateral, marketing offers, sales initiatives, etc.

MindTickle enables sales enablement managers, sales manager, and trainers to share track-able files like videos, slides, documents, audio files, etc. packaged in the form of lightweight and mobile friendly 'Quick Updates'.

Lenskart - Online Shopping iOS App

Log on. Play on. – With the new Lenskart app, that makes it more convenient for you to access a whole new world of eyewear on your phone.

Pluggd - Discover Music Events iOS App
Find your groove at the best live gigs in town!

Discover interesting stuff:
- Find out where your favorite artists are and where it’s all happening!

Learn the Pulse of an event:
- Social and data analytics are computed to rate an act on a scale of 1 to 100. This rating we call 'Pulse'. Pulse can help you decide where you’re going.

Share and invite and notify:
- Share event details and invite friends to be a part of your plan.
- Plug in and notify friends to join you.
- Or find out where they are and join them.

- Based on your music interests we can make meaningful suggestions to you.

Hotstar iOS App
Hotstar is a live streaming app that lets you watch your favorite TV shows, movies, sports, and live news on-the-go.
2007 - 2011

Bachelor of Technology Degree in Computer Science and Engineering

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology - Allahabad, India


Facebook API, Node.js, React


Xcode, Git


Lumen, Laravel, Express.js


iOS, Firebase, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


SQL, PHP, Swift, Objective-C, JavaScript, Java


MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB


Computer Science, Data Structures, Algorithms

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