Author Archives: Vishal

Mobile Browser Quirks :/

I have been working on the mobile web version of Pico lately and I have quickly stumbled upon many rendering quirks between different versions of Android and iOS.  I will show some examples of these and offer some suggestions for … Continue reading

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Space age web development with Meteor!

TLDR; It’s an online dance party! Check it out. Source. Well, I can’t go a month without building a new side project, now, can I?  The release of Meteor last week made it doubly exciting.  I’ve spent about 30 hours … Continue reading

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Introducing Freader

TLDR: Freader is a social reading app.  I made it because Google killed Reader and I wanted a way to share and comment on stuff with my friends.  It’s open source! (GPLv3) Last time, we talked about “Mom and Pop” … Continue reading

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The Mom-and-Pop-Corner-Store Startup

The first law of the internet: Everything you love on the internet will eventually die a lonely death.  Remember when Facebook was a simple site that let you find and keep in touch with your old friends? or when Gmail … Continue reading

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The Bait-and-Switch aka How to Solve the Chicken-and-Egg Problem

Mobile payments is the classic chicken an egg problem.  How do you get vendors to support your service if people don’t have your app?  Why would people download your app if no one supports it?  This is one reason why … Continue reading

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I am alive.

Well, after about decade in the tech world, I figured it’s about time I have some semblance of a web presence. I have been involved in two electric vehicle startups (as an early employee and as a cofounder).  I have been hanging … Continue reading

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