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Drew Crawford

I'm an iPhone Developer and I write iPhone apps for large and midsized businesses and entrepreneurs.

Austin, Texas Area
Computer Software
  1. DrewCrawfordApps
  1. Experiment House LLC,
  2. AMD,
  3. Sonic
  1. LeTourneau University
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Owner | iPhone Developer | iPad Developer

– Present

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I own and run a software contracting company focusing on iOS native app development.

I've been independent for the last 6 years. I'm the guy who gets brought in for projects nobody else can do. I've worked on north of 50 iOS projects for companies from startups to Fortune 500s, including some apps you have installed on your phone. I cover the full spectrum from advice, implementation, technical leadership, test planning, bug fixing, maintenance, architecture, algorithm design, prototyping, original research, technical feasibility, and more.

I'm an internationally-recognized iOS expert and I speak at developer events here and abroad. My blog has been read by over half a million iOS developers. I wrote "Why Mobile Web Apps are Slow". You or someone who works for you may have read that article at some point.

I solve hard problems. If you don't know if a feature is feasible, if you don't know why software quality isn't improving, if you don't know if you can make the deadline, I'm the one you want on your team. I know most every dark corner in iOS at this point, and what I don't know, somebody in my network does. If you have an iOS-related problem, I can solve it.


Owner | iPhone Developer | iPad Developer

– Present (6 years 5 months)Austin, TX

I run an iOS Software Development company and provide consulting and contracting services for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps.

* App design and development
* Software architecture and design
* Native, back-end, front-end, and systems integration development
* Managing my other developers
* Sales and project acquisition

Director of Downtime | iPhone Developer | iPad Developer | iOS Developer

Experiment House LLC
(1 year 10 months)

Invented, designed, and developed bitloot, a community-funding website for open source projects (now sold to a private buyer). Wrote over 70% of Python/AppEngine code and 90% of Java GWT code. Responsible for scheduling and managing team of developers. Developed automated unit testing system for AppEngine. Invented, designed, and developed sq2, a social news site for smart people ( Wrote over 90% of Python/AppEngine code. Combined codebase in excess of 10k lines in 8 months.

Software Co-Op Engineer

(4 months)

Developed and wrote software used to test millions of AMD's x86 microprocessors per week.
Responsible for identifying, planning, and fixing bugs in AMD's test software, as well as cost analysis and design/implementation of feature requests. Discovered at least one bug on own time that led to an additional, international emergency rollout. Experience in writing and maintaining in excess of half a million lines of mission-critical high-reliability software working with a large team. Helped document and transition product to an international development support team. Experience with the components and common failures of microprocessors, and analyzed production data to diagnose and troubleshoot software/hardware failures. Suggested and implemented cost and test-time reduction techniques that enabled AMD to ship more microprocessors.

Software Developer Intern

(9 months)

Developed, designed, and maintained a complete end-to-end purchasing and inventory tracking solution used to track purchases supporting all three of Sonic's companies as well as a plurality of its 4000+ retail locations. Responsible for gathering requirements, design, implementation, and testing. Software is over 2000 lines of code and contains over 80 classes, performing purchases valued in the millions of dollars for Sonic each year. Implements an advanced AI system capable of estimating shipping and tax costs for individual items in large orders, leveraging Sonic's size and buying power to reduce cost to the company. Uses a distributed storage system to track inventory and bills departments accurately even for items with fluctuating prices purchased over months or years.


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LeTourneau University

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Honors

Graduated summa cum laude on the University Honors Program track.

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