I'm the Android Team Lead at CleverTap, building and maintaining the Android side of all the SDKs.
Apart from Android, I'm interested in Equity Stocks, Product Management, Technical and Fiction Writing and Arsenal FC ⚽
I started my tech career after graduating from T.S.E.C and joining Accenture as a COBOL engineer. I switched to JAVA in 6 months and was part of multiple projects where I learnt other technologies like Oracle SQL and Shell Programming (Linux & UNIX) as well.
3 years later, I quit to join my friends at Grabstr where I picked up Android Development, Product Management and Digital Marketing. When Grabstr couldn't take off, I joined a health-tech startup called DawaiBox where I was the Lead Android Engineer for their Doctor & Patient Apps.
1 year later, my good friend Supreet Kini referred me to CleverTap to join their newly formed SDK team of 1 person 😅It's been 3 glorious years at CleverTap and we now have a team of 3 people conquering new boundaries of Android Library Development.
Apart from everything technical, I write micro-fiction and send them out as weekly newsletters via my Substack - Lost Meandering Thoughts. If you're fan of fiction, do check it out.
Custom Layouts for your Push Notification
As you know the Android framework is open source and hence provides a lot of flexibility regarding each and every aspect of your app. Many mobile companies like Xiaomi, OnePlus and Samsung provide their mobile OS which is built on top of the stock Android OS.
Understanding Permissions in the Android World | CleverTap
With the public release of Android Marshmallow, Google introduced runtime permissions for Android, thereby changing the landscape of permissions for the better. Understand the importance of permissions, how Android has classified its permissions, and how to ask permission from your users.
Creating Push Notifications in Android O - Part 1 | CleverTap
Want to save this article for later? The latest Android OS version, Android Oreo, released on August 21st right in time with the Great American Eclipse. The latest version was deliciously named following the ritual to name Android OS versions on something sweet.
Creating Push Notifications in Android O - Part 2 | CleverTap
Want to save this article for later? The latest Android version named after the famous cookie brand Oreo released on 21st August and is now live on Google's new phone Pixel 2. Since Google launched Pixel 2 on 19th October, everyone in the Android world has been racing to develop their apps for the latest version.
Lost Meandering Thoughts - Substack
The Nomadic Soul
There he stood, the tattered and wrinkled striped shirt had faded in the past year and a half, the trousers were excruciatingly tight at the waist. He stood there at the bus stop, waiting for the bus which would take him to a place called "Home".
It was a Saturday, he walked out of his apartment. The cold January breeze hit his face, ruffling his hair. He stood for a moment to take in the fresh air of the evening. Walking down the sloped spiral road, his mind was also in a spiral of thoughts.
"I'll be landing in 10 hours. I know we've not spoken in a long time & I don't expect a reply. I just wanted to tell you that I'll be home soon..." She pressed the send button. The plane was about to take off from Heathrow, the snow had delayed the flight by a couple of hours.
The Anger Bar
He was sitting there for the past 10 hours, at the rate at which his work was going, he would have to sit for another 10 or 12 maybe. He stood up and noticed that everyone had already left, there were no lights on the entire floor except his bright LED monitor.
The Anger Bar - II
This is the second episode in The Anger Bar series, check out the previous episode before moving on - "You can't call me even once! I tried calling you seventeen times!!" Ankit yelled. "I was in a meeting damn it, unlike you I actually have a real job to feed the family!!", Dhairya yelled back at him.
The Anger Bar - III
This is the third episode in The Anger Bar series, check out the previous episodes before moving on - Lower Parel, Mumbai "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."
The Anger Bar - IV
This is the fourth episode in The Anger Bar series, check out the previous episodes before moving on - Six years ago. Harvard Dormitory. Dheeraj had not seen Heena since her graduation day. Heena and Dheeraj were going out for the past six months and no one around them had the faintest idea, except Dhairya.
The Anger Bar - V
This is the fifth & final episode in The Anger Bar series, check out the previous episodes before moving on - The People Headquarters, Powai Dheeraj had not slept for two days straight now, the convention was in a week and the twenty-member team including him, Sohail, Vishakha, and seventeen other team members were at war with time.
December 20th, 2020
Hello to all the hundred and thirty-one people who have subscribed! Thank you so much for subscribing and I appreciate each and every one of you who follows my newsletter every Sunday. Today is December 20th, 2020. Second last Sunday of this year.
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