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    Outsourcing woes...

    I got a application today for a job that I posted. The person claimed to have 10 years of Android experience.....

    I thought I would share
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    Maybe it felt like 10 years.

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    Was he 10 years old ? Maybe he IS an android !!

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    Maybe he just works 3 times as fast as normal android developer? So 3,3 years realtime would give him 10 years

    Mind - working on 3rd game?

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    @mike82 : For the last 6 months.... 26k lines of code so far...
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    WordHero - realtime multiplayer 4x4 grid word game
    Anagram Hero - realtime multiplayer Anagram finding word game
    WordSearch Hero - realtime multiplayer Wordsearch word game
    Math Hero - realtime multiplayer Math game
    Avatar Hero - Create your own Avatar

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    Here is a typical reply to a job posting:

    Dear Hiring Manager, Thanks for your job posting here. I have read your job posting and I am really interested in your project. I have developed lots of apps before and most of them had been published to app store. Therefore I have rich experiences in realizing your idea into life and deployment of mobile apps. You would not regret if you choose me for this job. Let's change the world with me. I look forward to hearing from you. All the Best Xiaome

    [list of itunes apps deleted]

    1) The guy is from China
    2) His english is not good
    3) He has zero java experience, zero Android experience and most importantly... zero AndEngine experience (job was posted as an AndEngine job).

    I really don't even know how these guys expect to get hired for ANYTHING .....
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    Anagram Hero - realtime multiplayer Anagram finding word game
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    Avatar Hero - Create your own Avatar

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    They want to take your money. Not concerned about quality of work. odesk and freelancer is full of scammers. The most scammers I get is from India, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Romania and Russia.
    Freelancers from Germany, France, Japan, US, UK and South Africa are 80-90% can be trusted with the work being delivered.

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    Also many people there take whatever they can and then... outsource it themselves. The result is poor if there is any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javaexp View Post
    They want to take your money. Not concerned about quality of work. odesk and freelancer is full of scammers. The most scammers I get is from India, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Romania and Russia.
    Freelancers from Germany, France, Japan, US, UK and South Africa are 80-90% can be trusted with the work being delivered.
    The world is full of scammers. Just apply the same precautions and common sense you normally do.

    1) Ask in your job description to tell something to prove they read it and it is not an automatic application
    2) Always pay after the job is succesfully completed
    3) Never pay per hour
    Looking for a super talented 2D Artist to work with us!

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    Thats actually true, those websites are full of scamers mostly without any experience in claiming area, I remember when like two years ago I wanted to outsource quite small code (physics based scalable resize able line) and had offers like required 300h (wtf)... Ended up doing it my self.

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