Meet the Nerd 2.0 - Dikson Samuel
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Meet our Sr. Mobile App Architect, DIKSON SAMUEL
Say hello to Skcript’s Mobile App God!
Why App development?
We use our phones the most and it’s by far our most precious gadget. I think in the future all we will need is our phones, and I really wanted to use that platform.
What is your favourite app? Is it the one you use the most (apart from the usual communication ones)?
Facebook. It’s kind of an addiction. I just end up fangirling about CR7 😅 Snapchat is great too!
What was your path to Skcript?
I’ve worked with Varun (our Chief Technical Architect) before, and I was aware of all the great work he does. He told me about this company called Skcript, and I was interested right from the get-go. I was very keen to work at a startup because the challenge enticed me. And I’ve never looked back.
Here at Skcript, how do you think working with a small team helps the workflow?
I think the biggest advantage is how efficient the communication is. There isn’t any hesitation in trying to tell somebody something, and everything we do is highly channeled and effective.
What do you think are the hallmark features of a good app?
When I’m designing an application, I make sure that the final product is the best possible. Fast, no lag, no bugs, simple, easily understandable and navigable.
What do you think is the best thing you’ve made after joining Skcript?
I’d like to think that I’m still working on my best work.
What is the one software you cant live without?
Sublime 😋 . It’s a text editor which I think is the easiest to use, and of course, it’s pretty essential to what I do!
How do you feel when a client gives you a long change-list?
Well a lot of different things! If they are the right changes then it’s perfectly fine, I’m happy to make them. If my views differ from theirs I try to explain why my approach would be more beneficial, but at the end of the day they are the customer and I’ll build the project tailored to their needs.
What is your favorite product made by Apple and Google?
iMessage, I think it’s one of the most well designed messaging apps out there, and the integration with desktops is something that I admire. Google Assistant. Initially it was great competition for Siri, but I think it’s overtaken it. It’s evolved quite a bit, and I’m excited to use Google Assistant’s capabilities in future apps that I design.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Always remove the alert statement! 😅
Who’s your favourite person here at the office? WHY?
Naveen. I connect with him the most and he’s great to work with!
Does the beard itch? How do you know if food gets stuck inside?
(Yes he has one!) Yup it does sometimes, but it’s worth the manliness! And I can’t tell if food is stuck unless somebody tells me! 😂