Haha…he is scared of dogs!!! We found it so endearing. Meet Sijo John – one of our most resourceful and promising developers who absolutely loves the txtWeb platform and gives it his BEST!!!
We asked him about his apps, his inspirations and aspirations and he had so much to say :) Read on…
Your Apps on txtWeb:
Which apps do you have on txtWeb currently? Which one is the most popular among users?
I own a number of apps on the platform. They are:
Which app are you most proud of having developed and why?
I am proud of each & every app that I’ve made because it made me realise what all I could do!
What was your motivation in developing these apps on txtWeb?
SMS and sports were always my fields of interest. During the early period of my Engineering life ( first two years), I searched various places on the web on how I could get free sports news, scores etc via SMS. I found the SMS channels, but these weren’t effective. I was even an SMS blogger on tagg.in with 800+ followers (the site has now closed down). Then I found txtWeb & I thought why can’t I make apps of my own to get all the info that I need, rather than depending on others? This is what brought me into this & now I find joy and learning in SMS app development.
Your experience with txtWeb:
What has been your learning while developing apps on txtWeb?
It’s been great. The tutorials & documentation provided by txtWeb are quite good. It is easy for a new developer to understand the working of the whole system. Also the language independent feature makes it quite unique.
Considering that txtWeb is platform agnostic, which technology do you use to develop apps on txtWeb?
I’ve used PHP in the development l of all my apps so far. I would certainly like to build it in other languages too.
As a developer, why would you recommend txtWeb platform to other developers?
txtWeb makes people realise the power of SMS -- something that most people are not aware. It is also very user-friendly and can be used by anyone with basic knowledge in a coding language.
Which are the other platforms you have developed apps on?
I haven’t really worked on any other. The IM bots, particularly the gtalk bots amazes me & I am trying to develop one.
Which online resources, websites, forums do you often visit and recommend to other developers?
W3schools.com is a good resource for any beginner to learn PHP. The stackoverflow.com is helpful in solving the doubts. The txtWeb forum & Facebook group is a great medium in resolving the issues related to the platform. Above all, there is the Google..!
Who is your role model? What are your personal aspirations?
My only inspiration is Jesus Christ. He guides me through everything in my life. Anything & everything that I’ve in my life is by his grace & I love him so much..:)
Educational - Currently doing the final year of my B.Tech course in Computer Science. I am studying in Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Govt. Engineering College, Kerala.
Hobbies - Following sports, building SMS apps.
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