Janak Shah

Senior iOS Developer,
based in London.

In 6 years building apps for the iPhone & iPad, I've had the opportunity to work on many diverse projects. From medical research apps & streaming radio players, to car insurance & dating apps. I keep up to date with new technologies and have experience with BLE, SiriKit, Actionable Push Notifications, deeplinking, MVVM, Realtime Firebase, SOAP and REST networking.

I've designed, developed & published over 50 of my own apps, which are currently available on the app store. As a senior team member I create processes and procedures to maintain standards.

Through my interest & experience in entrepreneurship I take the time to see the bigger picture and write code to achieve business goals. For example I added an App Store Review integration which sends me weekly review summaries, providing customer insights. This feedback lead to a number of improvements, such as swapping the order of two screens around resulting in a 5% conversion rate increase.

Development Style

I keep up with the latest best-practices and am always looking for ways to improve my code. I document what I learn in my blog.

I am comfortable with both Objective-C and Swift and regularly maintain codebases that use the two together. I use the MVP & MVVM patterns to shrink the size of my ViewControllers and CocoaPods to manage dependencies. I create protocols alongside types to extend objects as I find them to be more flexible. I Unit Test and employ TDD, when appropriate, to write reusable, reliable, well-structured code.

Experience

Cuvva​ - Nov ‘18 to Present
Senior iOS Developer
∙ Designed and built features to grow the userbase and revenue as part of the cross-discipline Growth team
∙ Mentored junior developers, regularly practiced pair-programming and peer code reviews
∙ Created specs for new features, working closely with designers & backend engineers to deliver the best solution for the end-user
∙ Transitioned from a 100% Objective-C codebase to a split between Swift & ObjC
∙ Built frameworks to be extensible, reusable & testable

App Ktchn - M​ay ‘13 to Present
Director
∙ Designed & built a portfolio of 50 iOS apps from scratch. Now at over 1,000,000 active yearly users
∙ Implemented hardware features such as bluetooth & external displays
∙ Built apps to handle & store sensitive medical information
∙ Reached top rankings in the App Store with reliable, functional apps

Perkbox (previously Huddlebuy) - M​ay ‘12 to May ‘13
Business Developer
∙ The first hire for the Biz Dev team. Generated ~£300,000 new business
∙ Regularly stepped outside of my job description to aid with all aspects of the business. From writing copy for our daily deals, to creating new products

Market Invoice - F​eb ‘12 to May ‘12
Anti-Fraud Analyst
∙ Responsibilities included financial analysis and risk management
∙ Assessed potential borrowers’ applications and businesses for risk of fraud and default
∙ All of the loans I approved were paid back on time and in full

Education

BSc Management Sciences - Graduated with 2.1
London School of Economics
2008 - 2011

"Janak produces well-documented code with clear & in-depth instructions. He went above and beyond to understand our business and made recommendations to ensure the app met objectives. His depth of technical knowledge and ability to solve complex problems is a valuable asset." - Trisha Koria, Director of UK Operations, OTG


"Working with Janak is a breeze. His entrepreneurial sense means I just point him in the right direction and can trust the job will get done. He delivers results and was fundamental in designing & developing all technical aspects of GoGymBuddy." - Wilfried Weber, CEO, GoGymBuddy


"Janak delivered our project on time while also achieving incredibly high quality standards. We needed a simple, easy-to-use interface together with the robustness required when storing medical data, and we were not disappointed. The best feedback comes from our staff who tell me they find the app extremely useful." - Avnish Thakrar, Director, The Grange