Hello hello. I created this document for the people who work with me, new and old, to describe what I stand for as an engineering manager. Similar to a software readme, this doc should help you read me as a manager, understand how to interact with me (inputs) and what to expect in return (outputs). There are probably some bugs too. In the spirit of continuous improvement I always aim to acknowledge my flaws and improve on them.
Last week my anxiety and anticipation was building, as a whole lot of work from a great team of individuals I lead at Etsy was just about to be released to the world. And that feeling is exactly what I get out of bed and go to work for.
And then we launched the all new Etsy Local home screen tab on the Etsy app the iOS and Android!
With Etsy Local you can find Etsy items and sellers near you, at events like pop-ups, craft fairs, and flea markets or local shops.
A few weeks ago my colleague Paul Lau and I gave a talk at the NYC Android Meetup. We wanted to share our Android teams product development process at Etsy. How we collaborate as designers and developers to be effective at product development while experimenting and pushing our app UX as much as we can.
Etsy - Android & Design from Deniz Veli
Our teams process is broken down into three parts each of which involve multiple iterations:
I’m super excited and very honored that Google recently placed our latest Etsy Android app on a very short list of the best Android apps released this season.
You can read more over on the Android Developers blog and if you haven’t yet been shopping on the new Etsy for Android app on your tablet or phone, this might be just the reminder you need.
Last week at Etsy we open sourced the staggered grid view from the new Etsy Android app. Somewhat surprisingly there’s been a large amount of interest from the Android community. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Whilst working on various apps I’ve found it challenging to implement advanced UI elements such as the staggered or masonry grid.
Thankfully I had the opportunity during a recent project at Etsy to implement this grid view that would support advanced features such as rows of varying heights & syncing row positions across orientation changes.
The Modern Ink worked with the Guvera Mobile team to create a feature rich Android presence for it’s existing online music streaming service. The app brings Guvera users unlimited free streaming music while giving them the freedom to take their music anywhere, on or offline. User’s can search and create unlimited playlist and view recommended tracks. The UX stays true to the Guvera brand while delivering a truly native Android look and feel.