My Android Developer Story

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I decided in 2012 to move to a different company to focus on mobile app development. I have been doing Android on the side but it will be better if I will have firsthand experience on it. Working as an Android Developer will give me knowledge and skills from work and co-workers. I continued working on my personal projects and even looked for Android part-time projects and consulting jobs.

One of my Android talks and workshops

Android Apps

As of today, I have published nine (personal) Android Apps on Google Play Store. I also have Tigcal Utilities and an app for Celine (You and Me) there but these two are in Closed Alpha Testing. You can check out my apps at https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Jomar+Tigcal or in my Google Play Developer Page.

My Google Play Developer Page (Desktop view)
My Google Play Developer Page (Mobile view)

Android Gradle Extension

I have also developed a Google Chrome Extension, Android Gradle Extension, that adds Gradle dependency to use for Android API class reference pages at developer.android.com. Users can then copy the Gradle dependency text and use it in their codes. There is also a button to copy the text to the clipboard automatically.

My Android Gradle Extension at work

Continuous Learning

As Android is always evolving, I’m also keeping myself up-to-date with the latest Android developer news. I read Android developer blog posts and articles and watch relevant videos. I also enroll in different Android online courses. During the Google Developers Study Jams in 2015, I finished Udacity’s Developing Android Apps (Android Fundamentals) Course as one of the facilitators for the GDG Philippines Android Fundamentals Study Jams. This year, I’m also planning to take the Associate Android Developer Exam and earn the certification.

Udacity Certificate of Completion

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Jomar Tigcal

Jomar Tigcal

Android Developer, Trainer, and Consultant, Software Developer, Sweldong Pinoy Developer