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A visual poetry app

iOS Spritekit Developer for Visual Poetry App

$75k – $125k
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This is a contract developer position for an art-centerd visual poetry app. The project is based in New York City but remote devs are welcome. Fluent English required, max of 6-7 hour time difference from EST preferred.

I'm the artist and creator of the app, and handle design and conceptual / creative direction.

Help is needed that requires in-depth experience with Spritekit and Core Data. Please do not apply if you don't have solid experience in Spritekit

Other skills and experience preferred:

  • Swift, Agile workflow, Continuous integration, Continuous Delivery, Single Responsibility, Interface Segregation, Abstraction, Feature Toggling, Unit Tests, Linting

  • Migration / backup via iCloud (also Cloudkit)

  • Typography / Emoji. Knowledge of typographic objects and emoji in iOS down to core level.

  • Adaptive, Universal App Design

  • Physics Engines...SpriteKit, Box 2D, Unity, etc, including coordinate systems, custom interface, gestural controls, collisions / layering / interaction / positioning.

  • Data Models, Core Data, Magical Record, Realm, etc.

  • Seamless integration of ViewControllers, nodes, etc. across iOS technologies, in animated, gestural interfaces that adapt according to view and user intention.

  • Ability and interest to code elegant, out of the box creative and emotional experiences, aka not boring, standard iOS apps.


Poetry, Writing, Art, Photography. Not required, but knowledge in any of these subjects will help with creating code that enables poetic experience.

Experience with Sketch, Invision, Trello and Slack.


If interested, please send a note with your specific experience in the areas above, why you would like to work on an arts / poetry app, any links to active apps you've worked on and can be downloaded, and what part(s) of these projects you helped code.


Meet your team

People you would work with in this role
Artist and Designer. @Poetics. @+ArtApp . Born in California, made in NYC.

Poetics at a glance

A visual poetry app

Poetics focuses on Education, Photography, Art, Creative Industries, and Artists Globally. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.poetics.app or find them on Twitter.

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