Hi, I'm Jake Lee

I'm a Senior Android Developer at ingenie, and previously co-founded Creators.Direct. I'm based in Guildford, England.

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Notable Projects

Projects listed below do not include any work done for clients / as part of employment.

Game Dev Algorithms

Blog

Web
Wordpress

My programming blog is a Wordpress based blog with regular articles on Android development, and other related topics.

Techniques are explained fully, and usually contain an example repository or Gists.

It also has a few long running series, such as Firebase on Android, that fully explain a system and provide a comprehensive reference.

blog.jakelee.co.uk

Tactical Fortress

Creators.Direct

Android / iOS / Web
Java / Swift / PHP / CSS / JS

Creators.Direct provides an easy way for content creators to have apps on iTunes & Google Play, with far lower costs, delays, and configuration than other solutions.

It also supports custom payments, multi-channel networks, and is fully integrated with 17+ websites.

I personally developed both the iOS and Android apps, the sales site, the Creator Portal, and all back-end processes.

Creators.Direct

Pixel Blacksmith

Pixel Blacksmith

Android
Java

Pixel Blacksmith is a free Android crafting game. It has been downloaded over 200,000 times, and has an average rating of 4.0.

It was my first Android app, so has evolved significantly over time as my skills have improved, and in response to player feedback. The most recent iteration has a massive array of features, including 230+ items, 50+ traders, 50+ visitors, 20+ settings, and 25+ upgrades.

Whilst working on the game, I've been the developer, designer, promoter, customer support, and any other role that has been required!

Google Play

Blacksmith Slots

Blacksmith Slots

Android
Java

Blacksmith Slots is a crafting / slots hybrid game, a spin-off from Pixel Blacksmith. It has been launched relatively recently, so more detailed statistics will be available after it has been on the market a few months.

It features hundreds of characters, slot machines, and items, and a quest to save the world!

Google Play Trailer

The Nearest

The Nearest

Android
Java

The Nearest is an Android utility app that quickly finds the closest place in a specified category.

Shortcuts can be added on the homescreen, or scheduled as future notifications. For example, a shortcut could be created to find the nearest ATM in one click, useful for travelling to a new city.

The Nearest was created as a self-imposed 24 hour project.

Google Play Trailer

Connect Quest

Connect Quest

Android
Java

With over 10k installs, the Android game Connect Quest was a moderate success. It features a level generator, and a few rather complex algorithms for detecting puzzle completion.

Additionally, puzzles can be shared between users & imported via QR codes.

It unfortunately ran into legal issues shortly after release, due to the word "Flow" in the original game name, leading to a rebrand.

Google Play

Community Management

/u/JakeSteam

Reddit

Moderating Reddit subreddits requires interacting with thousands of users, cooperating with other mods (and Reddit staff), and utilising various automated solutions to optimise moderation efforts.

Additionally, I run various regular community events and giveaways to improve communities.

Notable subreddits moderated:

JakeSteam#9845

Discord

Moderating Discord servers requires working closely with the other moderators in real time, managing roles and access permissions, as well as creating and maintaining cross-server partnerships.

Notable servers moderated:

Skills

Languages

Like many programmers, most of my languages are self-taught. Some languages have proficiency evident in side projects, but others (e.g. C#) have only been used during employment.

In approximate order of expertise:

Databases

I have a strong interest in order and structure, and databases perfectly fit that requirement. My MCSE, MCSA, and MTA were gained in my spare time due to my passion for databases, and I have extensive experience with most database flavours.

Community Management

Other

Qualifications

A full list can be viewed on YourAcclaim and Accredible.

April 2018

Associate Android Developer

June 2017

MCSE: Data Management and Analytics - Certified 2017

July 2016

MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014

May 2015

MTA: Database Fundamentals

July 2014

BSc Computer Science
(University of Bedfordshire)


Dissertation title: "An analysis and implementation of common encryption and decryption techniques".

Contact

Whilst I am currently employed full time, I'm often interested in collaborating on other small projects. Contact me on [email protected] or use the social links at the top of the page.