Paul Burke

[email protected]
Google Play
Brooklyn, NY

About Me

I'm an Android app developer, passionate about music, technology, and self-education.



Java, Kotlin, XML2009

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

UI Design

Photoshop, Sketch2008

Grid-based designs with high-quality vector graphics and 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.


Android Developer, Consultant

Paul Burke (iPaulPro)2009 - Current

Independent Android developer, designer, and consultant.

Lead Developer

SAYMar 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 took over product design.

Lead Designer, Lead Front-End Developer

Touch Lab IncMay 2012 - Dec 2013

Designed information architecture, wireframes, mockups and prototypes. Lead front-end development and software quality assurance.

Web Designer, Consultant

iPaul Pro Jan 2008 - June 2010

Designed and developed websites for small businesses, friends, family and a couple of small personal ventures.


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


Android Studio, Webstorm, Android SDK Tools, Photoshop, Sketch, Remix

SDKs / Frameworks

Android SDK, Node.js, Play! Framework, jQuery, libGDX, Truffle, Web3.js, Parse




RxJava, RetroFit, Android KTX, Moshi, Kotlin Coroutines, Room, LeakCanary


SQLite, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL, Google Datastore, Redis, Ethereum

Version Control

GIT, GitFlow

Hosting / Platforms

Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean, Cloudflare



Freelance Contract

Built Android app from scratch to match existing iOS client.

Android SDK, MVP, RxJava, AWS Amplify, Play Billing, OneSignal, Instabug, Branch, JUnit, Mockito


SAY LLC - Lead Developer

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

Android SDK, RxJava, Exoplayer, Node.js, Parse, Heroku, AWS, Zencoder, Photoshop, Sketch, Zenhub



Simple utility app to put notes in notifications. Recently rewritten in Kotlin using Androidx. Published on the Android Market in 2009, before it even had paid app support!

Android SDK, Kotlin, MVVM, Coroutines, Room, LiveData, Data Binding, Material Components

1 Second Everyday v1.0

Touch Lab Inc - Lead Designer, Lead Front-End Developer

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

Android SDK, Photoshop, ffmpeg, Google Drive API

Fatbird Falling


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

libGDX, Android SDK, Photoshop, Garageband, bmGlyph, CFXR, RoboVM, Xcode, Admob, Google Analytics, Crashlytics



Developer, Designer

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

Solidity, Web3.js, Truffle, Ganache, Infura, Heroku, Node.js, UIkit


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 to be consumed by a Microsoft Word Addin using machine learning... in 24 hours.

Google Cloud, Machine Learning (Lateral, Watson), Node.js, Google Cloud Datastore, AWS, MailChimp


Developer, Designer

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

Android SDK, Google APIs, Geolocation, REST (JSON), Photoshop, Amazon AWS SDK

Random Reuters

Developer, Designer

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

Android SDK, Photoshop, Illustrator, SOAP (XML), REST (JSON), Yahoo YQL, SQLite, Draw9Patch Tool


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