Luke Klinker
Engineer, Designer, Consultant, Entrepreneur
About Me

I am a Google Play Top Developer and full-stack engineer with a passion for creating beautiful and powerful Android experiences and open source contributions. Currently, I am working for a consulting company in Des Moines, Iowa, while also managing/growing Klinker Apps portfolio and consulting, for a few start-ups, through my own company. I am also passionate about open source contributions and do some blogging about Android, software development, and my unique experience.

Throughout college, I worked on building out Klinker Apps, along with my twin brother, Jake. Over that time, we designed, built, and managed several highly-successful Android apps and web integrations. We created a name for ourselves among the Android community, as well as tech companies that we consulted with.

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My Latest Projects
Work Experience

Klinker Apps, Inc: Owner and Engineer

January 2013 - Now

  • Achieved the distinction of Top Developer on Google Play
  • Designed and developed numerous top-selling, multilingual applications, from ground up
  • Published and maintained 15 different apps over the past few years with downloads totaling over 4 million
  • Created an efficient client-server architecture for running Pulse SMS
  • Managed a Jenkins server to bring unit testing and continous integration to all of our products
  • Established unique business knowledge, including customer service/support and financial management, through the startup and daily operations of the company

Sensor Tower: Android Software Engineer

December 2016 - Now

  • Collected and analyzed user data through an Android app
  • Maximized user acquisition through the use of A/B testing on the Play Store and event tracking within the app
  • Worked alongside Ruby engineers to develop a server and mobile app concurrently
  • Designed and implemented APIs in Ruby on Rails that the app could communicate with

NetAngel: Android Software Engineer

January 2017 - Now

  • Fixed numerous reliablity issues in their existing Android solution
  • Documented and taught the team about Android, creating apps, and potential pitfalls for when they take over the app again
  • Managed a persistent VPN connection to ensure a safer internet for the company's users

Source Allies: Software Consultant

September 2014 - Now

  • Applied software best practices, like test driven development, paired programming, agile development, code coverage, and dependency injection
  • Developed important industry skills including project management and code maintainability through testing
  • Used AWS to scale, automate, and develop a number of applications
  • Communicated with physical devices by implementing RS-232 serial communication protocols
  • Implemented applications built for performance, usability, design, and security in the Internet of Things
  • Solely managed multi-million dollar Android side of project for Ryko Manufacturing
  • Worked on the large scale data ingestion model for John Deere, to collect and aggregate data for farmers across the world
Education

University of Iowa

September 2012 - May 2016

  • BSE in computer engineering
  • Minor in computer science
  • Minor in mathematics
  • 3.79 GPA
  • President of the water polo team
  • Presidential scholarship recepient