Marcus Bowden

Marcus Bowden

Mobile Application Developer at TouchBistro

Toronto, Canada Area
Computer Software

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Marcus Bowden's Overview

  • Android Application Developer at MacLaren McCann (Outsourced Contract)
  • Android/Web Application Developer at TouchBistro Inc.
  • Android/Web Application Developer at BNOTIONS

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Marcus Bowden's Summary

Very well rounded mobile application developer with 5+ years experience, mainly focused on functional back-end programming (Java, J2EE, .NET, PHP, MySQL) as well as some front-end creative design (XHTML, CSS, jQuery). 3 years primarily dedicated to work within the Android application framework using Java.

Graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Brock University. A quick learner who possesses strong communication and time management skills and who is dedicated, results-oriented and self-motivated.

Specialities include but not limited too: Android, Java, J2EE, JSP, MySQL, SQLite, .NET, JSON, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, HTML, CSS

Marcus Bowden's Experience

Android Application Developer

MacLaren McCann (Outsourced Contract)

January 2014February 2014 (2 months) Toronto, Canada Area

Contracted to develop an app for Chevrolet's "Safe and Fun" activation at the
Canadian International Auto Show.

My teammate and I planned and designed the application and user experiences from specification handed down by from the client.

Developed an api to accept photos from Samsung Galaxy cameras given to
Chevrolet employees.

Oversaw the use of the application while it went live and took notes for future iterations.

The application led to 4000+ opened email impressions.

Android/Web Application Developer

TouchBistro Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

November 2011November 2013 (2 years 1 month) Toronto, Canada Area

Developed multiple mobile applications that work in tandem with our production iPad Point Of Sale app, "TouchBistro"

Designed visually pleasing and easy to use user experiences as well as implementing services such as caching, geolocation and the use of a proprietary API for on the fly content population

Recently learned C# within the .NET framework to develop a new customer portal in conjunction with creating API routes that support our production iPad application and other in-progress mobile applications

Android/Web Application Developer


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

March 2011September 2011 (7 months) 46 Hayden St. Toronto, Ontario

Developed mobile applications on the Android Platform that make the use of public and proprietary API's including Facebook, Twitter and other client API's

Designed and implements relational databases for mobile and web applications using MySQL and SQLite

Developed highly scalable web and Facebook applications using PHP and the Kohana 3 MVC framework.

Android/Web Application Developer

Voice On The Go, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2009February 2011 (1 year 9 months)

Developed Android applications as well as standalone Java applications that utilize database manipulation, XML parsing and complex computation on user-data

Developed innovative new features for existing solutions using J2EE, JSP, Struts and Tomcat, based on design specifications and customer requirements that all connect to a MySQL database.

Supported existing back-end web applications using J2EE, JSP, Struts and Tomcat as well as XHTML, CSS, Javascript

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Online Media industry

April 2009December 2010 (1 year 9 months)

• Developed the first online seniors classifieds site in North America.
• Modified a pre-existing PHP based classifieds script.
• Completed a complete SEO upgrade to increase user traffic and page rank.

Web Developer

Brock University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2008May 2009 (10 months)

• Designed and maintained the Brock University Leave The Pack Behind website based on the teams weekly meetings.
• Worked with a team in developing ideas for display booths and student outreach.
• Took part in student outreach display booths, interacted with students and performed Carbon Monoxide tests.

Web Developer

City of Thorold

January 2007November 2008 (1 year 11 months)

• Completed a full site redesign while maintaining relevant information and adding new content.
• Implemented new pages for programs and activities within the City of Thorold.
• Designed and implemented Flash animations to help deliver photos and video to the end user.

Web Developer

February 2007September 2008 (1 year 8 months)

• Developed and maintained multiple content delivery websites including
• Used pre-existing Content Management Systems such as Wordpress and Drupal to display articles and videos.
• Developed themes and manipulated databases using Javascript, PHP and MySQL.

Web Developer & Flash Designer

Art by Jessica Brown

September 2006September 2007 (1 year 1 month)

• Developed a Flash website that was used to display current information about Jessica's art, future exhibition's and recent happenings
• Implemented a small module that utilized XML to dynamically pull photos of Jessica's art as well as pertinent information regarding that piece (price, availability, size, canvas type, etc.)
• Maintained any information that needed to be displayed on the site including but not limited to upcoming events, new paintings and which were no longer available.

Marcus Bowden's Skills & Expertise

  1. Mobile Applications
  2. Android Development
  3. Java

Marcus Bowden's Education

Brock University

BSc., Computer Science


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