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Rajat Singhal

Entrepreneur, technical architect and product master. CTO @ Hitwicket.

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About Me

Rajat Singhal is CTO at Hitwicket - cricket manager game, which is a product of Octathorpe Web Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Right after graduation from college (B.Tech CSE) he joined the startup as a software developer, which was then just 2 members. Octathorpe is a bootstrapped startup, initially it had both web services work and Hitwicket, but later decided to switch full focus to Hitwicket’s development with support from investments. Hitwicket is currently available to play on iOS, Android, Web, and Facebook Game. The current version of the game is built in Unity Game Engine. Apart from the Unity, Web, cloud, Devops experience he also has a significant experience in Native Android development from the earlier version of Hitwicket apps. Other than the full stack development, being in a startup from its inception to the multi-million-dollar status, gives him a great deal of knowledge and experience with product, marketing and growth hacking.

He is said to be allergic to bad code and BS. "Roll up the sleeves and get it done" is the motto he follows.

Product


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Hitwicket - Website (Native HTML, CSS, JS)

First and orignal version of Hitwicket. Hitwicket's web version is created in native HTML/CSS/JavaScript. It's a responsive design, frontend created using bootstrap, jQuery, backbone and other web technologies. Beta released on 31st May '11

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Hitwicket Native Android App

Hitwicket - Native Android App

As the market trend shifted to mobile, we too shifted developemt focus to Native Android App development. First created and released an app just for match-viewer in Mar '14. Then released the full app in Apr '14. Re-architectured, and Redesigned and released in Feb '15.

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Hitwicket - iOS, Android, FB Apps - Unity3D

Current version of Hitwicket for mobile apps (Android, iOS) and Desktop (WebGL) App. It's frontend is created in Unity3D. For the purpose of cross platform development and better graphic options, after native android development was shifted to Unity3D in Aug '16.

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Services Projects

Intimate Street - eCommerce Platform for designer Lingerie

Intimate Street is an eCommerce platform for luxury brand lingerie. Created using Magento.

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Rahdish - Next incarnation of restaurant menus

Rahdish is the next incarnation of restaurant menus - an intelligent and social menu system. It combines dish level information and user votes to show you the best items at the restaurant you're at, and the best places in town to have your current craving! Created using Yii php mvc framework.

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Fixerline - Personal helpline for solving workplace and career problems

Fixerline is a personal helpline for solving workplace and career problems. Expert Advice. Quick. Confidential. Free. Professional experts answer people's queries. Created using Yii php mvc framework.

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Vitaa - VIT Alumni Assosiation

VIT Alumni Assosiation is a platform for VIT's alumni network. It helps them get information about college, other alumni, meet-events, jobs etc. Created using Yii php mvc framework.

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Dwll - Professional Interior designers at your fingertips

Dwll.in (pronounced ‘Dwellin’) is a curated network of interior designers and home furnishing stores across India, with the goal to match customers with the right designer and then provide discovery and access to home furnishing stores in their geography (and beyond). Created using Ruby on Rails.

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Spicy IP | De-Coding Indian Intellectual Property Law

SpicyIP is one of India’s leading blogs/repositories on intellectual property (IP) and innovation law/policy. Through its independent reporting/analysis, SpicyIP is committed to fostering transparency within the Indian IP ecosystem. It was built in Wordpress.

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CAdvancedArFindBehavior - Yii Extension Open Source

The CAdvancedArFindBehavior extension adds up some functionality to the default possibilites of yii´s ActiveRecord implementation. This extension is useful when you need array of values of a particular attribute based on some condition, and loading whole objects for them is not only big data pull and hense slow, but also is more code, as you will have to traverse through all the objects and foreach of them put the required attrute's value in an array.

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Work Experience

CTO - Hitwicket (Octathorpe Web Consultants) (Mar'16 - Present)

Team size: 18. In the need for FB and iOS apps, and a move towards game theme from app theme, switched development focus to Game Engine, Unity. Released the new Hitwicket'17 apps on all platforms in Jan'17.

Tech Lead - Hitwicket (Octathorpe Web Consultants) (Jan'15 - Mar'16)

Team Size: 11. Redesigned and re-architectured the android app for Hitwicket'15 android app release. It had complete set of functionalities, was much more sleek, responsive, fast, and beautiful. Also released a Match_Viewer app for iOS.

Senior Software Developer - Hitwicket (Octathorpe Web Consultants) (Jul'13 - Dec'14)

Team Size: 7: In Jan'14 started exploring Native Android development, for Hitwicket Android app. Released a mini app with just Hitwicket match watching ability in Mar'14, and main-functionality app in May'14.

Software Developer - Hitwicket (Octathorpe Web Consultants) (Jan'12 - Jul'13)

Team Size: 4. Worked on web technologies for various service projects and Hitwicket. Ruby on Rails, Yii (php) as main backend mvc frameworks, html, css javascript for frontend. Some projects were based on Magento, spree and wordpress as well. Released Hitwicket's beta for web on 31st May '12 and public in Dec'12.

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