Eric Decanini

The Young Android Developer

Born and raised in the Philippines, I moved to England in 2015 at the age of 15. My familial roots stretch as far as France, Italy, and even Scotland.

The years leading up to 2015, I spent a lot of my time pimping the very cheap Android smartphones we could afford at the time, rooting them and modding them to match up to the flagship devices of the era. This got me interested enough to pick up Android Development shortly after moving to England.

It was in secondary school that I started gaining success on this path as I developed my first app, Plume Academy Assistant (later renamed into Class-ify School Planner), and after making it a hit in the school, it went on to win us victory in the Essex Digital Awards in 2016, one of my biggest achievements to date.

Not long after that, I started this blog to give me a reason to keep learning something new every week despite having a busy college schedule.

Now the blog has over 4k monthly visitors. Now, beyond furthering my own learning, knowing that I can give something to the community is the main driving force behind the blog.

My other interests include cocktail mixology, guitar, Asian cuisine, rock climbing, filming, and physics.

On the blog, you’ll find topics I find interesting. These usually include Android Architecture, Libraries, RxJava, Testing, Coroutines, Jetpack Components, and Flutter.

YouTube Channel

 

I also have a YouTube channel which I started in mid-2020. To be honest, I’m still trying to figure out what I want it to be, but if there are any videos you’d like to see, feel free to drop me a message in the website’s contact form