Samuel Beek

Mobile Developer & Product

Amsterdam

My passion is to make useful digital products. I like to be creative with technology. Together with great people I work on some amazing projects. I make apps and consult about it. I am based in Amsterdam, but always up for adventures abroad.

Work Experience

  • Wildcard

    Product + Initiator |Aug, 2014Nov, 2015

    Building the iOS app, discussing designs, leading production. Me, Milan van de Bovenkamp and Strangelove(a digital agency) are founding partners. We also have partnerships with WeTransfer and MessageBird

    • MovieLearning

      Digital|Jan, 2014Aug, 2015

      I’ve worked on their new product: I did a part of the design and development. MovieLearning is a company that teaches people things through video clips, for instance: you can learn about leadership based on clips from Invictus, Mad Men, etcetera. For now it’s only used at big companies like PON(Volkswagen), Booking.com, The Government and while I think it should be accessible to anyone, it has also been interesting to work with such big names.

      • Apps by Samuel Beek

        Product & Mobile Development|Sep, 2011Current

        This is me as a freelancer. I build user friendly, well designed apps. I used to build websites as well, but moved on to apps because "mobile is eating the world". I've done projects for a lot of small clients and startups as well as bigger players like Present Plus and Booking.com.

        • Apple Support by Samuel Beek

          Apple Support|Dec, 2008Sep, 2011

          At a very early age I found out that I knew much more about computers than older generations. I decided to monetize that, by doing Apple support and enabling people to do more with their technological tools.

          • Let's Play

            Mobile Developer |Aug, 2013Feb, 2015

            I helped to create an app that allowed people to play sports together. You could organise events and everyone in the neighbourhood could join. We build a great product and got a lot of press attention, but it didn't work out in the end, because we couldn't reach critical mass.

            • Present Plus

              iOS Developer for Who's In|Oct, 2015Dec, 2015

              I developed the iOS app of Who's In. An app that makes it very easy to schedule meetings within small groups. Together with the very clever designers at Present Plus we managed to make a very colourful and human app that removes the pain of scheduling meetups. The product will be launched early 2016.

              Education

              • Barlaeus Gymnasium

                High School|Aug, 2005Jul, 2012

                This is one of the best high schools in the Netherlands. Next to the standard curriculum they teach Ancient Greece and Latin. I did a great deal of student activities here. The most important was being in the student council.

              • University of Amsterdam

                Didn't Finish - Artificial Intelligence |Aug, 2013Jul, 2014

                I left because I did not feel the UvA was innovating enough in the topics that interested me. If you really want to see what Artificial Intelligence is capable of, university isn't the best place. I think that the real innovation takes place at companies like Google.

              Projects

              • Dropshop

                Apr, 2015Jun, 2014

                We won The Next Web hackathon with getdropshop.com. The Next Web, Braintree/Paypal, Dropbox blogged about us and we even got attention from Accel Partners. Unfortunately, Stripe, Braintree and other payment issuers didn't want to work with us anymore, because they thought we didn't conform their license agreement.

              Skills

                • Swift
                • HTML
                • CSS
                • iOS
                • Objective-C
                • Javascript
                • User Experience
                • Product
                • Software Development