Rajath Ramakrishna

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Jan 2, 2016
2015 - Lessons Learned
I saw a couple of posts about what people did in 2015 (this and this) that inspired me to write my own.…
Mar 14, 2015
Macbook users must swap Caps Lock and Ctrl Keys. Seriously!
I tell this to everyone I meet who uses a MacBook. I mean, come on. People who are used to using a Windows keyboard put their pinky on the bottom left key of the keyboard to reach for the control key, and it’s easy to reach too since the Ctrl key is pretty wide.…
Jan 7, 2015
Taskr - the simplest task management app
I started off 2015 by making an Android app. I created a very simple todo list app called Taskr. This was mainly to brush up my Android skills and get my hands dirty while digging into Material Design.…
May 10, 2014
Graduated :)
Today I graduated with Masters in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Chicago. It’s been about two years since I came to this country and I had some really nice experiences working with my project mates, doing my internship, attending meetups and hackathons, spending sleepless nights working on projects and assignments while surviving on pizza, and sometimes coffee.…
May 3, 2014
Weekly Noise #16 - Wrap up and future enhancements
All in all, this project was an extremely interesting one. We got to learn a lot from this project, especially being new to Android development.…
Apr 26, 2014
Weekly Noise #15 - Experimental Results
Two phones were used as part of testing – LG Nexus 4 and HTC One. Logging was done multiple times during the day, between 11am and 5pm.…
Apr 19, 2014
Weekly Noise #14 - Navigation and Voice Alerts
This week we concentrated on Navigation and Voice Alerts. Calculation of the route path is quite easy and it’s a one-time task, the results of which will be used repetitively for navigation.…
Apr 12, 2014
Weekly Noise #13 - Routing Algorithm
This week we implemented the Routing Algorithm. We considered each intersection as a checkpoint and made a graph out of the navigation paths and the corresponding intersection points among them.…
Apr 5, 2014
Weekly Noise #12 - Geofencing
Geofencing is a concept wherein a fence is created around a particular area and any action can be performed once a mobile device enters this fence.…
Mar 29, 2014
Weekly Noise #11 - Online Phase
The online phase is where scans are made periodically and matched with the offline database to find the current location of the user.…