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Gal Blank

Apple & Android

I love creating amazing software!
My main strength and interest is Apple and specifically mobile Apple. I've started developing mobile applications for Apple mobile devices since first iPhone hit the market and I haven't stopped since!
I follow the latest trends and innovations ( yes Apple I saw your iWatch and was not impressed ! ) :).
I also ride mountain bike, jetski and skydive ( so far so good :) ).

I am fluent in English, Russian and Hebrew.

objective-c iOS OOP entrepreneur Android Development iphone development mobile software OOD

Latest Post

US Patent #WO 2008023366 A2

A method and system for peer-to-peer communication
ABSTRACT
There is provided a method, apparatus, application and system for accessing data on a distrusted data network, where at least a portion of the network includes a cellular data link. According to some embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a gatekeeper/server to mediate access between a client application and one or more server applications, where both client and server application may reside on a communication/computing device such as a desktop computer or mobile communication device.

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Endorsements

Timeline

Hands-On CTO

Begroupd Inc., New York

Part of the core team that set to deliver a online social decision making messaging application for mobile devices.

December 2014 - Present

Director Of Engineering - Apple

SnapOne Inc., Princeton, NJ

Managing mobile development department , responsible for full SDLC of all iOs & OSX based Applications.

December 2012 - December 2014

VP Mobile

Zeyfo inc., New York

Nights and Weekends kind of venture, aside from my day job.
I was invited to become a part of the founders team of this mobile social, location based start-up.
Responsible for iOS application vision and development as well as the guiding together with the team the future of company.
A unique geolocation software that is currently used in US Military allows users to pin-point any object regardless of the object size on any type of surface in any weather conditions.

January 2012 - August 2012

CTO & CoFounder

Inteltrain Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA

Offline Venture.
Part of the unique team of the Mobile software company.
Responsible for the full development and publishing of the social networking application Appstore : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pissed-off/id397137737?mt=8
Solely responsible for a 100% development of the iPhone application, Backend server using .NET, Database using MySql and the Ajax enabled website.
The app gathered over 500K users across the world.
Right now the app is going through redesign and will reappear with the brand new interface.

May 2010 - May 2012

Mobile Department Manager

Vivat Inc., Bensalem, PA

Managing projects and development teams offshore and locally.
Hands on developing mobile applications for enterprise as well as for the mass market.
Platforms : iOs & Android

January 2010 - January 2013

Vice President of R&D

Astricom Software, Tel Aviv, Israel

Leading Development department of the Digame Mobile software branch

Leading a large development team in the break through TV to Web software project on the number 1 TV network in Europe ( RTL ) in the following countries ( Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg )

Using Agile software development project planning and managing. Pre-development stage of this project included assessing various companies and technologies world wide technology wise as well as business and productivity wise

January 2008 - January 2010

Chief Technology Office & Co-Founder

Mobixie, Tel Aviv, Israel

CTO & Co-Founder

Leading company's technological vision.

Responsible for multiple development projects and managing several development teams.

Developing Client – Server mobile platform for establishing P2P communication between mobile handsets, PC’s

and any other type of network enabled machine.(J2ME, C++, C# and SQL Database).

Developing platform WAP solution

Taking part in investment rounds (VC & Private).

Establishing Business Partnership with Motorola US MOTODEV.

Establishing business relations with strategic customers local and abroad.
Several Patent creations and registrations via Reinhold Cohn patent firm.

Mobixie is a private company and was a finalist in the Best Startup Competition held in March 2007 in Israel by Microsoft, KPMG and TheMarker

Mobixie was successfully sold to a German company Digame.de at the end of the 2008

June 2006 - January 2008

Sr. Software Engineer

AT&T, Tel Aviv, Israel

Projects : Developing advanced telephony server using ACE(adaptive communication platform ) under unix and linux OS. • Designing and developing client - server file transfer protocol over IP. Technologies Used : OOD patterns , MFC libraries , Windows API programming. • Designing and Developing Application sharing mechanism. Technologies Used : OOD patterns , MFC libraries , Windows API programming , API “hijacking” methods. • Maintenance Tools : Microsoft windows service based utility , that monitors the local system performance and makes necessary changes inside the running processes . Technologies Used : OOD patterns , MFC libraries , COM. • Designing XML templates : Desgining XML compatible classes which can build / update / send / receive / output XML data. Technologies Used : OOD patterns , VC++ , MFC libraries , DOM ( Document object model ), HTTP. • Head of the Global DNS / WINS support project : Ability for all windows based components to support DNS / WINS resolution. Technologies Used : Rewriting Winsock 2 TCP layer , API Windows programming , MFC libraries

December 2000 - June 2006