Hi! I'm Saurabh, an iOS engineer and product architect from Amsterdam.

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I am a native iOS developer with more than 10 years of experience buildings apps with millions of active users for companies like Aol., eBuddy, Booking.com, Week Calendar, and eBay.

I have dual master’s degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and have also been enrolled as a doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill.

More recently, I have started my own business and am working on our first app. Concurrently, I am learning Server-Side Swift development to build platforms end-to-end. I am committed to helping develop amazing things, and so I would love to hear from you if I could assist you or your company by learning from some of my mistakes as well as my achievements.

I am also available for contracting or freelance opportunities, and am interested in working out interesting financial terms for startups with novel ideas. Send me an email!

Skills

Native iOS Development

Cocoa

More than 10 years of experience with using Cocoa to build interactive user interfaces and complex applications.

Objective-C

Writing new SDKs as well as maintenance of legacy manually managed memory handling code.

Swift

Building new frameworks and refactoring legacy code in Swift since 2014.

Testing and CI/CD

Experience setting up CI/CD pipelines from scratch using open source tooling for quick beta feedback. Experience with TDD.

Design Thinking

Strong familiarity and experience with AppStore review guidelines and the HIGs aid collaboration with the design teams for a great UX design process.

 Frameworks

Whether it is CoreML, ARKit, or just a Bluetooth accessory, I have the skills to get it built.

Work

Past Projects

Aol Autos

iOS App

The Aol Autos iPhone app brought the car research experience into a mobile app that featured photo galleries, expert opinions, user reviews, and the ability to share car trims with friends. I was a primary developer, mentored by senior Aol engineers.

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eBuddy

iOS and Web App

eBuddy was a pioneer of multi-protocol chat web clients, and built one of the first apps to bring real-time chat to the iPhone. I worked on multiple products while I was there.

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Booking.com

iOS Apps

I was the second iOS engineer in the team that worked on the flagship Booking.com universal iOS app and built the niche Booking Tonight app.

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eBay Classifieds Group

iOS App

Marktplaats needed to build a feature-rich iPad experience in a short amount of time. As a senior engineer in the team, I look lead in setting up the infrastructure for prototyping, unit-testing, and iterative development of a universal iOS app.

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Week Calendar

iOS App

Week Calendar is one of the most downloaded productivity apps on the AppStore. I led the development on the app for 5 years.

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Instint

iOS App | Swift Server API

Instint is a new productivity application for parents and their teenage children with privacy and a sustainable rewards mechanism at its core.

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