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I’ve decided to start doing a new series of interviews with theme developers and developers that contribute to customizing your phone whether it be with widgets, home replacement apps, ROMs, and anything else that may contribute to this area. To kick things off I decided to interview HydTech who as of last week’s Theme Category Review had suddenly boosted into the Top 10 for paid themes.
AUI: Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us and answer some questions. First things first, if you wouldn’t mind telling people a bit about yourself, home replacement apps you use, things like that.
HydTech: I’m just an average guy who started making themes for the android as an experiment and to improve my technical abilities with programming. I have no programming experience and I thought this would be a good way to start. I’ve used all the home replacement apps but I decided to make themes for aHome because they have an easy guide out there.
AUI: Were you surprised to see how popular your iPhone and Mac OS X have suddenly gotten?
HydTech: You mean the themes for android. Very surprised. It’s a nice supplemental income.
AUI: Do you plan to keep developing more themes? If so, do you plan to stay strictly as a theme developer or do you have plans to develop anything else like apps or games?
HydTech: I almost gave up developing themes but recently Google decided to ship me a free nexus one phone for being a loyal developer, so I would like to continue.
AUI: What do you think of the competition and overall quality of themes on the market?
HydTech: I think the competition is tough. There are some great free themes out there, but people still like purchasing themes which have original ideas.
AUI: What’s your favorite theme?
HydTech: I would have to say, honestly, it is either the Mac OS X or Ubuntu themes for ahome.
AUI: When do you plan to release another theme?
HydTech: Maybe tonight.
AUI: Your website deals with a lot of other things aside from Android, a lot of linux by the looks of it. Do you have anything else you want to mention like upcoming projects? Whether it’s dealing with Android or not if fine.
HydTech: I started learning Linux last year and haven’t really used Windows at all. I would eventually like to go into developing open source apps for Linux. I also purchased books on developing apps for the iPhone but never got the time and patience to actually go through with making a whole app.
We’d like to thank HydTech for taking the time to answer our questions and wish him the best in any upcoming themes he releases. You can grab his two Top 10 themes, iPhone and Mac OS X Leopard using the QR Codes below. Also you can check out his website for more themes as well as Linux related information.