Looking for mobile developer (Android or React Native dev) to develop ANdroid app

Tokyo, Japan, February 1, 2017 –  For immediate consideration, please send your resume to info@japancomedy.com     
Important: The subject field of your email must include Android Developer - Tokyo.

Note: Applicants must be at least 20 years old to apply.  

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay is Tokyo’s only bilingual comedy group specializing in improvisational comedy.  Our mission is to get everyone, regardless of their native language, to laugh.  We are looking for a developer to help bring our app (which is currently live on the iOS store) to the Android Google Play store.  

We have all the app design assets already (which were used in the iOS app).

We have the source code from the iOS app (written in Swift) and the iOS developer is willing to answer any questions the Android Developer might have to ensure that both apps work and communicate with each other.

A strong candidate would be a young, eager Android developer looking to expand their engineering experience and build their portfolio by developing this app with us.  


  • Provide minimal viable product (MVP) within the agreed upon timeline

  • Ensure the Android functionality and design aligns with the iOS version while syncing to the same database

  • Meetings (Skype/Slack) with our iOS developer if/when you have questions

  • App design and user flow should fit within our Style Guide


  • Java knowledge for developing Android apps/React Native experience

  • Experience with networking API’s and asynchronous calls

Bonus skills:

  • Experience for supplementary knowledge about connecting the app over with IPv6 only networks

  • Knowledge in Go (Server with our API is written in Go)


  • We are a small hobby group that does not generate much revenue but we can discuss payment for your dev work

  • Grow your portfolio by developing this unique app

  • Free attendance to all Pirates of Tokyo Bay (in Tokyo) and Pirates of Dotombori (in Osaka) shows

Note: There currently is a basic Pirates of Tokyo Bay Android app available for download now, but this is our previous app.  The new Android app should be as close to identical to the new iOS app as possible.


The Pirates are an improvisational group performing in English and Japanese.  Our shows are different every time we perform as we create and personalize each show based on audience suggestions.  Improvisational comedy is a popular comedy style in North America and Europe and is starting to become well-known in Japan.  The Pirates are helping lead this movement through our extensive work with clients like the US Embassy, ConnectUSA, and the Australian Society of Tokyo.

The Pirates have many friends across Asia and love meeting up with them on tour.  Since 2011, the Pirates have been spotted at festivals and shows in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Honolulu, Tübingen (Germany) and New York City.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mike Staffa via email at staffa@japancomedy.com.