ASM Developer Chat – Backgrounds HD (Wallpapers) by Walldroid
A little over a week ago, we covered an Android wallpaper application, Backgrounds HD (Wallpapers) by Walldroid – known as Walldroid. Walldroid is a simple wallpaper app that allows users to pick, download, share and mark as a favourite wallpapers from a wide and varied collection spread across over fifteen categories. We caught up with Walldroid’s developer, Afsun Khammadli, to talk about his app.
Yes thank you! I am from Azerbaijan, and I live in the capital, Baku. I am 25 years old, married with a two year old – my superhero! I am a professional software developer by trade and I work creating e-solutions for mainly government organisations. I’ve built a few Android apps, but the others have been local apps with limited numbers of downloads. Azerbaijan is a small country!
What Android devices do you use?
I have two devices. My love is Google Nexus 5 which I was using it since 2014 🙂 and other one Samsung Note 5.
We like the Nexus 5 as well! Let’s talk about Walldroid; can I ask where the inspiration is from?
In the beginning of the year, I had spare time at work so I started to learn about Android. I wrote a few apps and they’re in the Google Play Store, but I didn’t have a deep knowledge of Android at the time. And you know nowadays it is impossible to find good app ideas not in the Play Store? I decided to create an app similar to some already available, but to make it simple and easy to use. Also my friend is my inspiration! He has an app which has 7 million downloads – search “APK share” and the first app is his!
When you were writing the app, were there any features that were easy to create? Was there anything that was especially difficult?
Nothing was especially difficult. When programming if you have a plan and enough knowledge about technologies, you can make almost anything happen!
You mention that you are working on a tablet-optimised version. Do you have any other planned improvements that you can tell us about? Or any plans for a follow up app?
I have some cool feature ideas for Walldroid. I want to make Walldroid an ”all in one” wallpaper app. Currently, it has a “Current Wallpaper” feature. In a new version I will add solid colour wallpapers. Users can create their solid colour wallpaper and can write any text onto this. Another new feature will be an automatic wallpaper option. And currently Walldroid sets wallpapers with a fixed size but I’m going to allow widescreen or landscape functionality. So it will better work with your tablet, David!
Oh! That’s great to know, thank you Afsun! You know one of our aims here at Android Social Media is to be a link between developers and end users. How likely are you to take onboard feedback to make changes to Walldroid, or any other apps you develop?
User feedback is very important for me. After publishing the first version, I made some changes because of user feedback in the Play Store. I’ll continue to read this and work on improving Walldroid.
That’s great. Thanks for the app, and your time today.