Social + e-commerce

Lead Software Engineer

iOS app that let 15k+ users discover and buy photos from photographers around the world. Whether you’re a professional, amateur, or just admire great work, there’s something for everyone on Gala.

The iOS app allowed users to scroll through customized feeds, engage with content, and purchase pieces they loved using Stripe to enable native purchases with Apple Pay.

Swift UIKit Python AWS Stripe Apple Pay Payments


My Work (Frontend)

  • Designed entire UI/UX for iOS app

  • Solely engineered the entire iOS app using Swift and UIKit

  • Integrated Stripe iOS SDK

  • Enabled Apple Pay for easy checkout

My Work (Backend)

  • Solely engineered entire backend in Python using Flask

  • Built and deployed the AWS infrastructure

    • EC2

    • RDS (MySQL DB)

    • ELB (load-balancers)

  • DB models/architecture

  • API design and implementation

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