FireBird – an android application to make your browsing experience much faster and vivid is out in the android market for free downloads. Developed by Prabin Bhusal and co. under the name of PrbStudios. As per the company, it is the very first web browser developed by Nepali Developers. It is said to be fully functional with the implementation of various technologies to lower the load time and increase speed.
Here, is the interview we had with Prabin – first year computer engineering student and the lead developer of the application.
Reporter: What makes firebird faster?
Prabin: Instead of stock’s browser rendering engine, firebird uses web rendering engine provided by google which is built in android OS.
Reporter: What do you think makes firebird stand out from others?
Prabin: Whether you’re carrying a big tablet or a fancy sleek phone, the browser fits in like it was made just for you device changing its theme to the website you open so that you can feel the true color of the website as they are supposed to, its new and not on other browsers!
Reporter: Can you shade more light about the application?
Prabin: Yes, off course. We have chosen graphics carefully and so the simplistic design spares you the subtle pain of all the settings buttons. The grey-and-white interfaces shoves into the screen ruthlessly. Simply put, “it’s simply beautiful” to look at it. And with a wide variety of settings and modes like night mode, reader mode, and other interesting settings, this browser makes you forget about the others!
Reporter: How well did the development process went on?
Prabin: After more than five months of dedicated hard work in a single room and an average laptop, and principally a single person developing this app day by day, cutting and adding and refining every little detail there is, this app is now a reality. And believe the fact that it’s a dream come true, in using it too. The hardworking developers are always looking out actively for bugs to remove and make the app better with every update. Users’ advices are kept under microscope so as soon as a user writes about it in the google play review or to us directly, the problem is bound to be solved in the next update.
Reporter: What do you do for fun, when you’re not at work?
Prabin: I live a fairly normal life for an 18 year old. I go out on the weekends with my friends, have time with my family, and I’m studying Engineering so there is a lot of stuffs to do yet.
Reporter: Anything you would like to say to our readers before wrapping this up?
Prabin: Thank you for this opportunity. I would like to wrap up with this referring to the developer inside everyone reading this post right now. If the developer inside you comes out, anything is possible! This applies to anything/everything as in real life activities as well. I wasn’t a top-class paid professional programmer. I was/am just like you, and all that brought me here is the passion and drive to do something in life. If you’re thirsty, you’ll quench your thirst – be it by collecting dews! So, make it happen and make it happen right now. Who knows what could happen tomorrow?
Don’t be afraid of failure. There is no better way to learn than through trial-and-error.