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Rick Boyer

Senior Android Developer / Architect

About Me

I love programming, that’s what I do!  I started coding when I was 11, then Windows development (professionally) for 20 years… I used to do Windows CE programming back when it first came out and jumped on the Windows Phone beta.  Then, in 2011, on a crowded train in Manila, I lost my Windows Phone.  I had no luck finding a replacement, so I went with an Android first.  I loved it!  It was everything I had loved about the older Windows CE platform, but with (at that time) modern hardware!  I loved the Android ecosystem and moved to Android development full-time.

Five years later, I’ve:

My Skills

Android Expert

Over 20 years of professional software development experience, now focusing exclusively on Android!

Android Development

Expert, 5 years

Java for Android

Expert, 5 years

Software Engineer

Expert, 20 years

SQLite

Expert, 5 years

Android Studio

Advanced, 1.5 years

Android NDK

Skilled, 1 year

Knowledge

  • Android Development
  • Java for Android
  • Android Studio
  • SQLite
  • Implementing requirements
  • Communicating technical issues to non-technical people
  • Creating designs from screen mockups
  • Android SDK
  • Android NDK
  • Eclipse

Language Skills

English - Native
95

Experience

Over 20 years experience!

As a Senior Software Engineer, with over 20 years of professional software development experience, I have developed on multiple platforms including Windows, Web and Mobile (including Android, Windows Phone and Windows CE) My passion has always been the mobile so I now focus exclusively on Android development! From my experience with small Startups to very large companies, I find the Startup environment the most exciting and where my contribution can really make a difference.

 

Consulting has given me an exciting opportunity to help small companies who need an Android Expert, but don’t yet have the resources for their own development staff. If you have Android questions, but don’t know where to start, send me a message and I’ll be happy to give you some direction, free of charge. Even if I’m not the best fit, I may be able to point you to someone I know.

Area of Focus:

  • Android Development
  • Java for Android
  • Android Studio
  • SQLite
  • Android SDK
  • Android NDK

NightSky Development

Senior Android Developer

2011 - Present
Helping businesses enter the amazing world of Android!

Authored the following Android book:

  • Android Application Development Cookbook (Packt Publishing)

 

Technical reviewer for the following published books on Android:

  • Expert Android (Apress Publishing)
  • Android UI Development (Packt Publishing)
  • Android Studio Essentials (Packt Publishing)
  • Android Fragmentation (Packt Publishing)
  • Ice Cream Sandwich: New Features (Packt Publishing)

 

Technologies used; Java, Android Studio, Eclipse, Android SDK, Android NDK, Git, SQLite, ActionBarSherlock, Market API

Savers, Inc

Senior Software Engineer

2008 - 2011
Worked as a Senior Software Engineer responsible for Web and Windows Application Development. Continued on a contract basis for a web application after leaving Savers in July.

  • Completed Stalled Project – Completed within first three months a web application that had been stalled for over 6 months and two previous developers.
  • Redesigned Existing System – Analyzed process for delivering content and communicating with hardware at store locations. Developed new streamlined process to reduce failure points and communicate hardware issues reliably. Drastically reduced deployment and maintenance costs from 12 applications to a single application and removed dependency on outsourced applications.
  • Improved Reliability – Converted an existing manual Access application to a Windows Service providing 99.9% uptime reliability
  • Continued Enhancement – developing end-to-end solutions for existing processes from attached hardware devices located remotely to a SQL database
  • Technologies Used: C# 4.0/3.5, ASP.NET, MS SQL, Infragistic Controls

Consulting

Senior Software Developer

2006 - 2008
Redmond Technology Partners
Completed MS related ASP.NET internal web site project and Excel Office Tool project using VSOT.

Technology Used: ASP.NET, SQL, Telerik RadGrid, VSOT

Visible Technology
After completing initial project, was asked to come back to develop Phase 2 of the automated Charting and Word Document Web App Front End Application.
Technology Used: ASP.NET, SQL, Dundas Charting, WCF, Subversion, NUnit

 

to help with technology transfer as the second phase of the project was moved out of state.

Celebrate Express
Mainly responsible for maintaining and upgrading their internal web site. Tasked with adding new functionality and fixing existing problems. Completed tasks resulting in improved customer satisifaction and reduced costs for customer service.
Technology Used: ASP.NET 2.0, SQL, Great Plains

Celebrate Express
Mainly responsible for maintaining and upgrading their internal web site. Tasked with adding new functionality and fixing existing problems. Completed tasks resulting in improved customer satisifaction and reduced costs for customer service.
Technology Used: ASP.NET 2.0, SQL, Great Plains

Labels & Lists

Senior/Lead Software Engineer

2002 - 2006
Served as a Senior Software Developer for Civia Media Group which, working with KOMO TV, provided kiosk systems to commercial building lobbies, malls, and train/bus terminals.  Reported to and strategized with the Founder and Vice President of Development regarding development of new feature options, research of emerging technology and release schedules.

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Feel free to send me a mesage regarding your project or new opportunities.

For the benefit of all, I don’t provide private technical support.  Please post your question to the related blog post or on Stack Overflow and send me the link.

Rick Boyer
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NightSkyDev
Email
Rick@eBoyer.Net

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