It's so great to see the good reviews come out regarding the Tolino Vision 5. I had been working on that device as part of the eReader team and I absolutely loved the coding part of work. I had a great opportunity presented to me when I came here for in 2017 to work with the eReader team as an Android developer and move full-time to Germany. While Android was completely different to what I had worked on previously, I was ready for the challenge.
I learnt a lot in that team and technology part was regarding architecture. I implemented the MVP (Model-View-Presenter) architecture in September 2018 for the light settings. It took approximately two weeks to implement but for the older existing design. The design was the part that took the longest. It seemed that the previous design of the light settings was that if you were in bright surroundings - you set the eReader to full brightness, however, as we all know the eReader doesn't need any light on in bright surroundings. It is not the same as the phone and this led to months of re-designs going back and forth to booksellers, having test evenings with beer-pizza nights so we'd have potential consumers test them. It went back and forth to having two screens explaining what SmartLight was to the eventual final design.
As far as I know the landscape mode was updated. I had worked on the previous implementation of the landscape mode which was in a different architecture. I absolutely loved the programming side and I had loved programming since I learnt how to program in University. I had always had an interest in computers since I was a child - see post below regarding Technology and Teaching Technology - My Passion. I absolutely love programming, it's something that challenges me, is part of my identity, has given me a chance to develop games during a PhD, develop processes for healthcare systems, small applications to help run automated services and many other projects. I am delighted to see people use something that I've worked on. I wish them great success in the future.