AIDAN FOLLESTAD

years old, full stack software developer, Senior Android Engineer @ Square

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Mobile
My main specialty is mobile applications for Android in Kotlin.
Web
I mainly use classic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Backend
Node.js & Express, and recently Kotlin & Ktor.

Introduction

My main focuses include mobile application development for the Android platform, along with frontend web & backend development. I have done iOS development and .NET development in the past but they are not my professional focus.

I currently work as a Senior Android Engineer at Square (under Block) in San Francisco. Your first thought might be the little white card readers that Square started with - but Square has awesome newer hardware (like Square Register and Square Terminal), as well as a suite of tools for all types of businesses — big or small.

My non-professional interests include motorcycling & cars, snowboarding, and music & drums. I currently ride a 2020 Street Triple RS 765, and I drive 2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance. When it comes to music, I have a large range of genre preferences, from French electro-pop like The Sunday Sadness to post hardcore rock like Dance Gavin Dance — and many things in between (even K-Pop).

My Apps

While these apps are still on GitHub, most of them (if not all) are no longer published to Google Play. I haven't had time to do upkeep aside from my professional work. Work-life balance is important!

MNML
MNML MNML is a minimal, beautiful, and easy to use screen recorder. Check it out on GitHub.
PhotoAffix
PhotoAffix PhotoAffix simplifies the process of stitching multiple images next to each other. Check it out on GitHub.
Nock Nock
Nock Nock Nock Nock aids in monitoring websites on the go to make sure they are healthy. Check it out on GitHub.

My Libraries

Material Dialogs
. Material Dialogs makes constructing and using Material Designed dialogs super elegant and fun.
Recyclical
. A Kotlin DSL API to make RecyclerViews easier to use and faster to setup.
VValidator
. vvalidator is a view validator (form validation) library for Kotlin & Android.
Drag Select RV
. DragSelectRecyclerView brings Google Photos' drag-selection to the masses.
Assent
. Assent is designed to make Android runtime permissions very easy and compact to use.
RxkPrefs
. RxkPrefs wraps SharedPreferences with a Reactive interface, designed for Kotlin.
Material CAB
. Material CAB lets you create contextual action bars with flexible placement and configuration.
Date Picker
. Date Picker remakes Android's date picker widget with Kotlin and ConstraintLayout to make it more customizable, and responsive.
Ulfberht
. An annotation-processor based dependency injection library for Kotlin/JVM with extensions for Android.
Check out my other libraries and tools!

Motorbikes & Cars

Street Triple 765 RS
Street Triple RS 765 My latest project is my 2020 Triumph Street Triple RS 765, which I've painted Avus Blau, and have done a headlight and clip-on conversion.
Thruxton R
Triumph Thruxton R My previous project was my 2018 Triumph Thruxton R, my father now owns it. Before that I had a Harley Davidson Sporter Forty-Eight, and before that a Honda Rebel.
Model 3
Model 3 Performance I drive a 2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance. I previously had 2020 Model 3 Long Range, Mk6 Volkswagen GTI, and Mk5 VW Jetta.