Personally demoed my prototypes to Larry and Sergey to secure approval for the project.
Fun fact: when I showed an early prototype to members of the infrastructure team, here’s the reaction I received.
With the growth of mobile, Instant Search became less and less relevant, and was retired in 2018.
I was an early engineer on the beloved yet cancelled-too-soon Google Inbox. Email is an integral part of our personal information, thus this aligned closely with my dissertation interests.
Some ideas are too radical to be pursued by large corporations, so I’ve followed them up as side projects. Hermit, the Lite Apps Browser, is arguably my largest such side project, with over a million downloads and a 4.6+ star rating. It offers features like Sandboxes (Containers) and native integrations for Sharing & Search that are not available in any other mobile browser.
Hermit is a fresh new take on how Web Apps should exist on a mobile operating system. Go check it out, it’s free to download »
A usable, friendly, and fast web site keeps users happy. Designing for usability is part art, part science. As a User Experience Consultant, I am happy to provide actionable suggestions to product teams that you can implement with your team. Read on for more details »
I grew up in Bombay, the financial capital of India, right by the sea. My wife Amruta is a front-end engineer at Salesforce, and together with our 2 kids, we love to travel and indulge in our shared passion for good food.