You know Chupamobile has the best developers, and usually we introduce you only to the loyal ones but from now on, we decided to let you meet also the newcomers in our community. Today, let’s welcome Muhammed Emin, one of our new Android developers, which you might already know as kngfrhzs, for creating the Smart Tv Template and To Do List Android app. To get to know Muhammed a little more read the interview below.
Chupamobile: Hi Muhammed! We are happy to have you here today. Can you please describe yourself to the community, what kind of “developer” are you!
Muhammed: Hi! What kind of developer am I? Good question , I had never thought about it. But with one word I can describe myself as hardworking developer. I can’t sleep without finishing my job. Most people think good developers are talented people. I agree with them to some disagree. Talent is important in development but if you want to create a difference, then, you will need more than talent . So if to sum it up, I am a little talented, a lot hardworking and totally dedicated to my work.
C: Why did you choose iOS/Android/Unity to develop your apps?
M:It was a coincidence to meet with Android. About 4 years ago I bought a new phone. My first smartphone and it was an Android. So, like everyone else, I was always searching apps on Play Store (it was called ‘android market’ in those years). So one day I told myself how hard can it be to create an app like this ? This question was the start of my adventure. Since that day I am developing, and in fact I didnt take any course or any education on developing an app. I’m a newly graduated industrial engineer, and as I mentioned this is the reason I am mainly focused on Android, I also developed Unity games and some small iOS apps but I’m focusing on Android mainly. Maybe If I bought an iphone as my first smartphone, probably today I would have focused mainly on iOS development.
C: As an indie dev, do you think you have a chance in front of big agencies?Why?
M: As an indie dev, I dont think I have too much chance in front of big agencies. I mean, I can achieve many things but you know, there is a breaking point. So after passing this point, our desires, the Money that we earned, quality of the job, will not make us happy. So I’m also thinking to build a company. I met with amazing guys in the last 4 years. I have a really big network. So with time, I think it is unavoidable to change and I think this is not only my idea, many developers that I met are thinking same thing.
C: In your opinion, how mobile apps can serve the user needs – do you have any example?
M: Mobile apps are future. If we look the our usage of mobile phone today, we can see in almost every area we are using mobile apps. To be honest , I didnt go to a bank to pay a bill for using mobile banking services, and I’m not using short messaging services since we met with chat applications. One more simple example, today everyone is photographer. People are using photo filtering app and honestly we can see amazing results, I can provide too many example but everyone knows all of them I have an example about one of my app. Now I’m developing a medical app with one of my friend. It is mainly based on diabet ilness. It will connect doctor and patient. Doctors every minute can control their patients and can ccheck what their patients eat, and also send them instant messages. I mean complete patient-doctor management system. If i sum, mobile apps are serving user needs in all areas of life.
C: As we can see, big social networks like Facebook or Foursquare decided to split their service in different applications, do you think it is better to get a multi-function app or an app for every use? Why?
M: I think this move of social networks is a part of their marketing strategy. I think it is better to get a multifunction app. If I can do 2 task with 1 app, why do I need to use 2 apps? As I mentioned in my first sentence, I’m seeing it as a marketing strategy. We cant predict the future but just think about a theory, today facebook is free with also facebook messenger but in the future if you want to use facebook Messenger(not facebook) then you will need to pay something. The same with other micro apps that are published by big companies.
C: For you what is the phone of the future?
M: If anyone asked me this question 10 years ago, probably I couldn’t have told any of the attributes of today’s phone. Technology is developing with an incredible acceleration. I can’t even tell how will phones be like in next year. We are hearing every day a new technologies but my opinions and predictions are abou phones of future, it will be mainly based on artificial intelligence. May be with this development , our phones can scan someone’s face and it can find who is she/he ? Or maybe our phones will be our friends, we can talk and ask anything to them . It sounds like a science fiction movie but we can’t really know what is the future of mobile phones.
C: How do you think your work will evolve in the next few years? Are you thinking about making applications for the different wearable devices that are coming?
M: This is absolutely one of my dream. I am thinking about developing games for virtual reality. There are too many people workings on this, everyone knows facebook bought oculus vr. but I’m not thinking as a view, instead, while playing people need to feel pain (of course this will not be too realistic), or wind, or wet. Maybe in future I will try to develop this kind of game.
C: What do you think about the wearable technology? Success or fail? Why?
M: Absolutely big success but not common in these days. Maybe in next 1 or 2 years it will be more common for people. They will use it in every moment of life. While doing sport, or taking instant photo or videos, people will use wearable technology. But I think that with it we will have some problems. I mean, just think you have a Google glass and you can record any video or any photo without permission. Just one sentence is needed to do it – Ok Glass take a photo !! So I think governments will make some arrangement about usage of wearables.
C: When you were a child how did you imagine the world would be? Are you happily surprised or disappointed? Why?
M: I was a big dreamer when I was a child. Of course the world in my mind when I was child was not completely the same with today’s world but I dreamed almost the same. As I remember, when I was 8 years old, I imagined digital frames but about mobile of course I didnt imagined anything. It appeared suddenly and reached peak in a short time, it is new technology for me although I’m 22 years old. About other problems in the world, you know, wars, diseases, famine, children marriages, and other countless thing, I must confess I didnt imagine that world will be bad place to live. As being human we need to restore the world. We must not forget is the only place where we can live in the universe for now. I believe if we use resources in a good way and if we learn to share, the world will be a more beautiful place in future then today.
C: What about your next app?
M: Which one ? I’m working on many new projects. It is important for me to create good quality apps. First I need to like it And about my next apps ; I’m developing a really really beautiful car game that have amazing graphics. For Chupa Mobile I’m creating a new finance app; it will serve users in all finance needs. I am designing it to count everything and analyze everything. I’m also working on developing an algorithm to make predictions about user’s spendings. The app will tell users anything about their financial status.
C: Thanks so much
M: I’m so happy to be in a community like Chupamobile. Being a developerIt is really a great way to turn our ability and talents into money. I hope this community will get bigger in the next days. Before finishing, I am really sorry about my English, I know it is not perfect but I hope you all understand me. Thanks so much!
Don’t miss Muhammed apps! Here’s a link to his profile on our Chupamobile website!