Pleasure to meet you!

If you're looking for a full-time software developer, I'm currently looking for full-time, gainful employment as a Software Engineer, so we should talk. My name is Barry Welch and I have a strong enterprise Java and .Net background while at the same time maintaining excellent AngularJS/Javascript, Ruby, and iOS skills. Call me: (316) 350-5541

Senior Phonegap Developer for Hire

"I'm hunting for someone who can build or maintain a cross-platform Phonegap/Corgova/Ionic app, but I'm having trouble finding someone who fits the bill."

Hi, I'm Barry, a Senior Mobile Developer from Kansas.

I've worked with Phonegap apps since 2012, when Phonegap was still relatively unstable and undergoing rapid change. At the time I was a lead developer working on a SaaS product called QuoteBrite. QuoteBrite was quoting software that needed a mobile implementation, and rather than overinvesting in a native build, we decided that the easiest way to test out the market and reach the biggest user base was to build an app using Phonegap. Since then, I've build more than a half-dozen Phonegap apps, and though the tools have changed somewhat, the same general rules still apply. If anything, the tools have made it easier and more fun to build complicated apps.

"JS First, Native Second"

I used to steer people away from Phonegap, Cordova, et al, because JS could generally hamstring you in ways that made it the wrong choice for more complex implementations, and on top of that the user experience was still a bit sluggish and too "webby". A lot of my earlier concerns have been addressed with better tooling and slicker UI behaviors now possible with faster processors, but the complexity curve can still outrun the benefits over native in the long run. Now, I'm optimistic about JS and carefully consider why JS can't solve the problem first, and then move on to native implementations only if it makese sense. I guess you could boild it down to: JS first, native second.

Whether you're looking for someone to takeover the maintenance of an older Phonegap/Cordova app, trying to build something on AngularJS, or building with newer toolsets, I'm probably the person you should talk to first. I can help you get your project to where it needs to be.

"Ask me about my recent client project: Haulya"

My most recent project: Haulya. Haulya came to me by recommendation because the former team was dealing with an exit from a key employee. I tookover the Haulya project and helped get the app into working order and deployed to the App Store. Ask me about this project, its really interesting!

Want to have a call and chat a bit? Feel free...