Android, Development, Process

Droidcon ’18 – Android Path APIs

I presented some work at Droidcon London 2018 on a particular problem I had solved using Android Path APIs nearly...

Design, Learning, Process, Sketch, workplace

Building better testable prototypes

At Obvious, we spend considerable time doing user research in all forms and sizes. Here, I want to talk about...

culture, diversity, workplace

Why Diversity is Important

  …and what we’re doing to build more diverse teams We started Obvious six years ago and have since grown to...

Development, Learning

The Baseline Costs of JavaScript Frameworks

I’ve been more or less mute for the last four weeks because I somehow managed to get an injury inside...

culture, Office, Process

Dr Ubiquti or: How I learned to stop worrying and love our office WiFi

Every aspect of Obvious is an opportunity to apply design thinking to situations and our infrastructure is no exception: we...

Android, Development, Front-End

Band-aiding legacy networking libraries with Retrofit and OkHttp

When Obvious was brought in to refactor a big legacy app last year, we found ourselves in a strange situation....

Obvious

BLR: Office Opening Party

Over the last three months, we’ve been busy at work setting up our new, Central Bangalore office. Uncommon’s new office...

Android, culture, Learning, workplace

The lesser known world of spans — Droidcon San Francisco

Spans in Android are something that don’t get as much attention as they deserve for how widely they’re used across...

Design, Process

How we shape digital products

A quick look at the design practices and tools we use at Obvious Over the years we have designed digital...

Android, Development, Learning

Deflating the LayoutInflater

  One of the methods we use a lot in our everyday battles with Android is findViewById(). It lets us find...

culture, Process

An Obvious Engagement

  Tom: It was business Michael, not personal. Michael: Tom, don’t let anybody kid you. It’s all personal, every bit...

Design, Learning, Sketch

How I use Sketch at Obvious

  Interface design has moved from Photoshop to a new contender: Sketch. Designed by Bohemian Coding, a company with less than...