Ewald Horn
Remote Freelance Developer - Specialises in software solutions at NoFuss Solutions
Cape Town, South Africa

I believe that it's more important to solve the business challenge than proving you can write the most intricate and complicated code. With that in mind, I try to find the right tool to solve the problem by first understanding the issues, planning a solution and only then picking which technologies to use. You can also visit my website or https://www.polywork.com/ewaldhorn for some insights into what I'm busy with.

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NoFuss Solutions
15 years 6 months
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Remote Freelance Developer - Specialises in software solutions
Jul 2018 - Present (3 years 3 months)
I deliver solutions using a variety of technologies for smaller companies and startups. Part of my strength lies in the ability to bring a wide range of skills to the team and augment the existing expertise by filling some gaps and complementing the efforts.
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Jan 1997 - Apr 2009 (12 years 3 months)
Freelance software developer
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Jan 2018 - Jun 2018 (5 months)
Cape Town Area, South Africa
Android Developer
Working on the Over Android application using fun technologies like Kotlin, RxKotlin and OpenGL ES.
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Jul 2015 - Dec 2017 (2 years 5 months)
Durbanville, South Africa
Senior Mobile Engineer
Working with C# (Xamarin), Scala, Android (Java), OpenGL, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Ractive.js and a touch of Swift on iOS.

Check out www.estalea.com and www.doozie.com for more about the company.

On Doozie, I worked as the lead Android developer, building a native video capture and augmentation application. By using low-level API's, I was able to capture video live and apply different filters and effects. An added bonus is the ability to pause and resume recording, from Android 4.4 and up.

One project was built on Xamarin technology, with a shared common layer between the iOS and Android clients. I was mainly involved with the Xamarin Android effort.

Most of the backend API's are written in Scala and I had to write many services required for the mobile clients as well. The admin console is a Scala Play application, relying heavily on Ractive.js for the templating.

At Estalea, each team member picks up whatever task needs doing. As an example, I ended up porting comments from MySQL to DynamoDB, an exercise that required Java and Scala skills, along with a fair bit of SQL.

I also built some tools we used for data manipulation in a technology called NW.js, which is a NodeJS and embedded Chrome setup. It's ideal for building HTML5 interfaces that need more access rights to the machine than what a traditional web application would have.

As a partially distributed and remote team, we use Slack, Skype, Trello, and Git to keep track of our work.
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Jul 2015 - Dec 2017
Doozie is the premier online video experience. It’s simple to use, exciting to watch and irresistible to share. Doozie makes it easy to shoot and upload your own videos, while discovering other great content in our community.

For added excitement, you can help choose monthly prize winners in fun categories like Kids, Pets, xTreme Action and more. It’s all free...and it’s all for you. So download the Doozie app today!
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Dec 1990 - Dec 1995
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