I’m 25 years old and work as a senior Android developer at one of the well-known company named XiT Bangladesh in Bangladesh — not because I have a fancy education, but rather a ton of practical experience. Here’s my story.
- Date of birthSeptember 8th 1995
- LanguagesEnglish, Bangla, Hindi
- HobbiesSoccer, Puzzles, Cricket, Vedio games
My interest in Android development tracks back to 2014 and the first “milestone” builds of Android. This year will mark the release of Android 9, currently codenamed “Pie”. How time flies…
I didn’t have an Android device back then, so a few hours of emulator fun once in a while would have to suffice. The OS was pretty barebone, but still quite interesting and I probably enjoyed the API demos more than I should. The OS images were updated quite regularly, and it was fun to see how it changed on a regular basis.
Much has changed since then. We’ve seen thousands of new APIs being added; hundreds of APIs being deprecated or changed; added support for tablets and a variety of display sizes; the fall of Eclipse and the rise of Android Studio; the introduction of Android for smartwatches, TVs, cars and even “IoT devices”.
As a developer, you need to keep up with all of this. The best way to learn and stay up to date is simply to do something. I’ve done a bunch of app projects. Some were minor and never seen by anyone else, others were medium or large-sized apps with thousands of downloads.
These days there’s an app for everything, meaning it’s much harder to create something that you can genuinely be excited about. That wasn’t the case back when I started on Android development. I simply had to find a use case not covered by the OS or the limited number of third party apps on Android Market — and build an app for it myself.
And so I did. Several times. Those were the days!Hire MeDownload Resume