Recently on behalf of FireHound, Prathamesh Sahasrabuddhe was happy to grant My Mi Diary a warm and encouraging online interview concerning the FireHound project.
The questions posed were:-
- Can you please introduce yourself and your role in the FireHound project?
- How and when did you start your work on this project?
- What are your past and present achievements?
- What challenges does you regularly encounter on this project?
- Do you any future plans that you wish to share?
- Could you kindly share a final word to all those interested in your work?
Here is Prathamesh's response:-
- I started to work on FireHound in 2016. Initially we started off from Android M and I was a complete newbie trying to learn things. But well as you can see now, we have got a daily user base of 7.5k+ users.
- I achieved many things during the 2 years span. I got a chance to learn to write and to adapt things. I got some commits or features written on my name which other ROM communities appreciated off. I got a chance to work with OEM's and learnt the way production software is made. I am the winner of YU developer program and Coolpad Game of ROMs contest, so that's a plus what I got from my project.
- Well, challenges are always a keen part in one's life. The challenges I as well as my team face is to maintain our servers which do cost us some penny from our pockets. Another important thing (though I wont call it as a challenge) is that we need to fix bugs and add features or things which our users ask us for. So the decision is taken by the whole team on majority basis.
- Future plans for FireHound are to get all our servers working, write some more original stuff, get hand-in-hand with other ROM developers out there and try to make the community better.
- I would like to thank all those guys who love our work. We always strive to make our work better. Some suggestions I would like to give newbies trying to learn things are go slow, just don't accelerate and start building all ROMs out there. Learn the Android architecture, Linux basics, little bit of Java and try to fix bugs yourself. Another word from my side would be to guys who are in the community from years and threaten new guys who wish to learn things. Let them learn, guidance is always good but threatening or trolling is not the way you treat newbies. That's all from my side. 😊