Meet with Be-Bound® team Part IV….Melvin !

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The fourth leg of our “meet with Be-Bound® team” series leads us today to meet with Melvin, of the mobile development team !


Melvin can you first tell us what is your position within Be-Bound® ?
Hi, I’m a mobile developer.

How long have you been holding this position for ?
I have been working for Be-Bound since August 2013.

Can you describe in a few lines what your position consists in ?
My role consists in developing the interface of Be-Bound®.
Another team member, the computer graphic designer has designed the app and I make sure that I develop the app following this design.

Which Brand is your smartphone ?
I have got two smartphones. The first one is a Nexus (Google – LG). The second one is a HTC.

Which type ?

I own a Nexus 4; really powerful and useful to develop Android app.
My second smartphone is a HTC 8X working under Windows Phone. Yes, I know, an Android Developer under Windows Phone… Strange, isn’t it ?

Three words (not more) to describe Be-Bound® ?

  • Complex (this is the most complex app I have developed)
  • Helpful (have you tried to check your e-mail in the subway without Be-Bound® ?)
  • Atmosphere (Nice, really nice atmosphere working for Be-Bound® !)

What was according to you the most stressful moment you lived with Be-Bound® ? Why ?
I think it was the day of the launch of the app. I was extremely worried that a bug or something else occurred. Anything that could have been lethal for us ! But it did not happen ! Of course !

What is your favorite movie ?  Why ?
My favorite movie is “A Clockwork Orange” by Stanley Kubrick. I really like the universe developed by Kubrick !

Your favorite book ?
It’s probably ” Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Becket.

What do you like most in life ?
I really like developing Android apps, but I prefer to go to music festivals. Listen to music, sleep in a tent and listen to music again, that’s heaven for me.

Your favorite hobby ?
I really like going to the cinema.

What do you like least ?
I don’t like the moment when I must get out of bed… Really unpleasant !

Your best moment with Be-Bound® (if you can isolate one) ?
The day we launched our app. Yes, I also said it was the most stressfull moment. But it’s really great when our work can be used by thousands of users.

Your favorite apps ?
My favorite app is Google Currents. I like reading news; and Google Currents is really good.

Your favorite quote ?
“Je préfère attraper un torticolis en visant trop haut que de devenir bossue en regardant trop bas.” (“I prefer to get a stiff neck aiming too high rather than become hunchbacked looking too low.”) by Sylvaine Charlet.

Where were you on the 31st of March 2003 at 5.32 pm ?
I was probably at school.

Why did you answer the previous question ?
Because I like to be read ;o)

Your favorite picture ?

Marilyn Monroe By Andy Wharhol
Marilyn Monroe By Andy Wharhol

I really like it, because it’s simple. So simple that almost everyone could do it. Because Andy Warhol was the first to do it. And now, every one knows him !

One last word before we go ?
Long live Belgium !

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