About me

I was a freelancer. For about 8 years I avoided as much as I could working for a confined environment. For a large multinational company.
I wanted to start easy. So of course it was a 3D shooter game (bits and pieces still exist on the net – search for Final Strike). After about a year of work with a small team of friends, this lead to nothing (luckily I had my parents supporting me financially).

Well, not quite “nothing”. I found a job at a start-up company. We were doing mobile development, for the first ever Windows powered phone – the Orange SPV Classic (running Smartphone 2002). Way before the world had iPhones. The first app I made was nominated Pocket PC Magazine’s “best productivity” tool for the year. Not bad.

However, this didn’t last for long. I wanted to be on my own, so I left and started a small company. I did a lot of Windows Mobile, Windows CE development for some European carriers and mobile phone distributors. O2, Vodafone, Movistar, Telia, Alice, Dangaard Telecom. Nice people, interesting projects.

myselfBut all good things most come to an end. Eventually the circumstances changed and I had to take a job in the Automotive Industry. It’s not so bad after all. We’re doing multimedia devices.

Aside from that, I still long for mobile development. It was fun back then, it’s even more interesting these days. However Windows Mobile is nearly dead. So I found a new hobby – Android. It’s not all shiny and polished in places, but it changes really fast. I like it so far.

Let’s see what I can come up with. I’m still a freelancer at heart.

PS. A few demographics. My name is Mircea Rila. I live in Timisoara, Romania. I’m 30-ish. I’m a software engineer.