Web Imp Employee Spotlight: Hari, React Native Developer
Can you introduce yourself?
Hi, my name is Hari.
What is your role, and what do you do in Web Imp?
I am a React Native Mobile Application Developer, and I develop mobile applications.
What was your journey to becoming a mobile developer at Web Imp?
At my last company, I took the role as a full stack developer. I just touched mobile development for 3 months before I resigned. After that experience, I felt more excited about mobile development.
From then, I got a call from Glints that there was an opportunity for a mobile developer and that’s how I joined the Webimp. At Webimp, I get the time and space to learn and work as a mobile developer.
During the first 3 months of probation, I sacrificed my holiday to learn mobile developing in-depth. Day by day, my hard work paid off, and I felt my skill was improved as a React Native Mobile Application Developer.
What do you enjoy doing at Web Imp?
At Web Imp, I am given my space. My supervisors give me the trust, and not micro-manage, that why I feel freedom here. Also while working on tasks, every task has its own challenges. That also makes me feel alive every day, because, in my mind, challenges are my best friend.
Example, when working on the Love Nest project, every task has different challenges. It pushes me to do things in a better way. The Love Nest Project is already in production and always has live updates. While working on it, I learn something new also, like how to handle optimisation for different platforms (iOS and Android).
What do you find the most challenging in your work?
Creating a beautiful and interactive user interface for mobile, as the parts are very complex and I need to adjust for iOS and Android in one codebase.
Do you have any tips that you can provide to someone who wants to take on a role like yours?
Join a community to get the best practice for implementation and always read the documentation if you encounter any problems during development.
What work are you most proud of?
When developing the Events Partner app and LoveNest Apps, I was able to improve the UI and achieve 97% score for PixelPerfect.
PixelPerfect means that the final product I created followed the design as the same specification as the original design. We can’t get 100% perfect because sometimes I face difficulties in coding for certain designs, caused by differences in Android or iOS behaviour.
What are some things you have learned in Web Imp that you didn’t know before?
I got new lessons about management; how to manage employees, client and tasks in a startup.
Which areas do you think you grew the most?
I became much better at optimizing app development, and adjusting a UI to look the same as the original design.
What do you look forward to in terms of your career?
I wish to become a Native mobile developer for iOS apps.
What do you wish to learn next?
I wish to learn more about iOS Native development.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
What do you enjoy doing / watching / playing in your free times?
I like to hang out with my best friend and family, and do something coding related.
For example, I created a Flight Search API. In that project, I used a scrapping technique so it can search for flight tickets and prices. I learnt how to do scrapping, and I was scrapping expedia.com.
Share something unique or interesting about you!
I don’t know what is unique about me, but I think what is interesting about me is that I am anti-mainstream. I don’t always follow trends – I follow my own trend.
Currently, many people are using TikTok, or many people exist on social media.
For me, I won’t do that trend because it has already been followed by most people. For me, I will find another that someone hasn’t tried. I won’t follow the crowd and I will find my own interest.
What are your core values and beliefs?
Turn your challenges into your motivation, love your passion and your life will be better but no one life to be easier
It means that, when you like challenges and can face it, your life will be better, because you tried not running from problems.
As you must know, life has never been easy; there will always be challenges to overcome. So if you think like that, your life will be better. It’s better than running from your problems or challenges.