Haseeb Iqbal is a Software enthusiast based in Kiel City, Germany with a passion for Software Engineering. He’s currently studying MSc in Information Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences, and working at Buchner GmbH in Kiel.
Let’s get talking with Haseeb!
Fahad: Hi, Haseeb. Thank you for being here with us. So how did you begin your career as a developer?
Haseeb Iqbal: Thank you! I started learning iOS development in my bachelors, before starting my final year project. I had interest in it so i figured out, this is the best time to start.
Fahad: Was it difficult initially?
Haseeb Iqbal: Not really. I had already worked a lot in MVC in PHP (Code-igniter) alongside my studies. I asked one of my seniors who was working as an iOS Developer to guide me about the basics. After a discussion of an hour or two, I had a pretty good idea about the workflow of iOS development and Xcode. I started practicing and by the end of the week, I started my final year project on iOS.
Fahad: Have you developed applications ?
Haseeb Iqbal: I haven’t worked a lot in Pakistan, but yes, I’ve worked on some professional iOS applications.
Fahad: How was the experience?
Haseeb Iqbal: Soon after my bachelors, I started working as an iOS developer at Innvente SDS, Islamabad. My lead there was very helping. He used to share useful links for best practices to follow that helped me immensely at the start.
After working for a year there, I got an offer to work on site (in Telenor Pakistan) by Evamp&Saanga. It was a great opportunity to work with a large team and in a more demanding environment so I took the offer. There, mostly my services were taken to work on a new project called EasyPaisa. As Telenor Pakistan has a lot of IT companies (local and international) on board, so I had the opportunity to attend the meetings with highly experienced teams, and to see how multiple companies can work together.
As EasyPaisa involved real life transactions with banks and other authorities, learning the security perspective of it all was one of the great things I learned there.
Fahad: How many apps have you developed till now and which is your favourite app that you have developed?
Haseeb Iqbal: Professionally, I’ve worked on 6 applications. Two of them was for Telenor Pakistan. And EasyPaisa is one of my favourite application I’ve worked on.
Fahad: Which type of app you like most? And which is your favourite app?
Haseeb Iqbal: I usually like applications that include real-life transactions. The Deutsche-Bank app is one of my favorite applications.
Fahad: Who is your favourite developer or agency that inspire you the most?
Haseeb Iqbal: 1) Telenor Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan
2) Pure Systems GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany
3) Buchner & Partner GmbH, Kiel, Germany