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Member since April, 2003
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Rick Boyer 

Experienced Software Developer specializing in native Android SDK application programming. Put my excellent communication skills and passion for Android to work for YOU! I can help you with: o Taking your idea and making it reality o Coding to your design specifications o Adding new features to an existing application o Trouble-shooting existing applications I have over 17 years of professional programming experience. I left the corporate world two years ago and loving freelance! My Android experience includes client work, my own published application and Technical Reviewer for Apress & Packt Publishing (two books published and the third in printing). I also run the LinkedIn group: Published Android Developers. I'm committed to my profession and will be available for future updates and additions, as my track record shows!
$40 USD/hr
19 Reviews
  • 78%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 7%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of websterdotpk Custom Project May 23 2013 12:02:13 $1003.00 USD

    “Brilliant service and great coder.”

    websterdotpk Flag of United Kingdom 2 years ago.
    • PHP
    • Java
    • Engineering
    • Mobile Phone
    • Android
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  • image of ataco Android classes and functions as part of a larger system €592.80 EUR

    “Excellent work, great understanding of our needs and completed on time. Will hire again. [23 April, 2013]”

    ataco Flag of Sweden 2 years ago.
    • Mobile Phone
    • Android
  • image of Justwatersavers Android 24 x 7 process controller, data logger and User Interface [Sealed]

    “NightSkyDev is an excellent developer, providing insightful suggestions for improving the application. This was a collaborative project, and he worked in a timely fashion. The project was also multi disciplinary, with android software, API calls and interfacing with hardware systems. Highly recommended.”

    Justwatersavers Flag of United States 2 years ago.
    • Android
  • image of nickyoungson iPhone/Android App $30.00 USD

    “Great freelacer - would highly recommend”

    nickyoungson Flag of United Kingdom 2 years ago.
    • iPhone
    • Android
  • image of adarea1 Custom Project Jan 27 2013 18:36:23 $275.00 USD

    “good professional.”

    adarea1 Flag of Russian Federation 2 years ago.
  • image of and0 WebView to accept mobile website cookies $16.00 USD

    “Rick is a very professional freelancer. It was a pleasure to work with him on my project and I would recommend him for android dev. work. Communication was great, and I would be happy to work with him in the future.”

    and0 Flag of Canada 2 years ago.
    • Mobile Phone
    • Android



Jul 2011 - Nov 2012 (1 year)

Helping individuals and companies enter the amazing Android Market! Published AppWatch to Google Play: (can't post link) Technical Reviews: Completed technical reviews on two upcoming Android titles (will update when they are released) and currently working on a third title for release around May, 2013. Technologies Used; Java, Eclipse, Android SDK, Git, SQLite, ActionBarSherlock, Market API


Mar 2008 - Jul 2011 (3 years)

Came in on a three month contract position then converted to a Full Time employee position 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. Completed Stalled Project - Completed within


Sep 2006 - Dec 2007 (1 year)

Redmond Technology Partners 12/2007-3/2008 Completed MS related internal web site project and Excel Office Tool project using VSOT. Technology Used: , MS SQL, Telerik RadGrid, VSOT Visible Technology (through Logic 20/20) 8/2007-12/2007 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. Technologies Used: , MS SQL, Dundas Charting, WCF, Subversion, NUnit Celebrate Express (th


Oct 2002 - Sep 2006 (3 years)

Lead Developer -for implementing $500,000 software project. Responsible for designing and implementing migration path from legacy system to SQL Server and C#/Net. Rewrote our flagship commercial program to create a very easy to use product while offering expanded features. The new program removed several severe limitations of the previous version while reducing the customer support requirements drastically. Team Leadership - Provided lead developer support and mentoring to other team members. Created a


Work Experience

1989 - 1993 (4 years)


Android Certification (2013)


See Android Badge and test percentile on bio page.


Android 4.0: New Features for Application Development

Technical Reviewer, as cited in the book Released: December, 2012

Expert Android

Technical Reviwer (Release Pending)

Instant Android Fragmentation Management How-to

Released: January 2013


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  • Android 1
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My Top Skills

  • Android 19
  • Mobile Phone 14
  • Java 5
  • PHP 4
  • Engineering 2
  • Testing / QA 1
  • Amazon Web Services 1
  • Audio Services 0
  • Training 0
  • Algorithm 0
  • Freelance 0
  • Google App Engine 0
  • Android Honeycomb 0

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