Paul Burke

[email protected]
Google Play
Brooklyn, NY

About Me

I'm an Android app developer, passionate about music, technology, and self-education. I thrive in fast-paced startup environments, working on consumer-facing products.



Java, Kotlin, XML2009

Expert Android application development, with a deep understanding of the Android SDK, best practices, UI guidelines, and overarching ecosystem.

UI / UX Design

Photoshop, Sketch2008

Grid-based designs with vector graphics, a focus on platform guidelines, and meaningful motion. Ability to create original and compelling user experiences from nothing-more than a concept.


HTML, CSS, JavaScript2008

Working knowledge of web development with experience creating Node.js web servers and REST APIs.


Freelance Android Developer

Bound Publishing IncJul 2018 - Mar 2019

Built the first version of the app on Android, matching the design and features of the existing iOS app.

Lead Developer

SAY LLCMar 2017 - Mar 2018

Joined at prototype stage and lead engineering team to version 1.0. Lead development of the web server and Android application, oversaw iOS development, and contributed to product design.

Freelance Developer

Lean Logic LLCJan 2014 - Apr 2016

Helped design and create "Heavy App" for Android from idea stage and contributed to the web server development. Heavy App was a workout tracking app that is no longer available.

Lead Designer

Touch Lab IncMay 2012 - Dec 2013

Designed Android app wireframes, mockups and prototypes. Lead front-end development and software quality assurance.


Self Taught 2006 - Present

Everything I know about design and development is self-taught, using Google as a bridge to my education.



Java, Kotlin, JavaScript, Solidity

SDKs / Frameworks

Android SDK, Node.js, Parse, Truffle, Web3.js, Firebase


SQLite, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL, Ethereum

Version Control

GIT, GitFlow

Hosting / Platforms

Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean, Cloudflare



Bound Publishing Inc

Built Android app from scratch to match existing iOS client.



Lead development team, built Android app and web server, and contributed to design.



Simple utility app to put notes in notifications. Recently rewritten in Kotlin using Androidx.

1 Second Everyday v1.0

Touch Lab Inc

Translated iOS design to Android. Ported iOS app to Android.

Fatbird Falling


My first game! Created concept, character, art, music, sound effects, and game alone.



Developer, Designer

Solo project for hack.summit("blockchain") 2018. Wrote a smart contract and deployed to Rinkeby Ethereum network (testnet). Created and designed web3 client.


Created for TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon 2016 (no longer running). Built a worldwide, load-balanced, auto-scaling Google Cloud server that provided a RESTful API as well as a Microsoft Word Addin using machine learning... in 24 hours.


Developer, Designer

Made for Verizon 2010 "Power Your App Contest" (no longer running). Created original concept; Lead Designer; Lead Android Developer.

Random Reuters

Developer, Designer

Created for Thomson Reuters "Street Apps Challenge (no longer running). Designed and co-developed Android app; Designed and developed website.


Winner of "Entertainment" Category with Droplat

Verizon 2010 "Power Your App Contest"

Runner up in "Open Category" with Droplat

AT&T "Open Call Contest" at CTIA Wireless 2011

Second Place with Random Reuters

Thomson Reuters "Street Apps Challenge"



Helix conducts research as you write

TechCrunch - Kate Conger

This Is How Your Gmail Should Work

Business Insider - Kevin Smith

Drag and Swipe with RecyclerView

Medium - Paul Burke