Profile

Cover photo
Richard Tan
Works at Citigroup
Attended King's College London
Lives in United Kingdom
855 followers|493,178 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosVideos+1'sReviews

Stream

Richard Tan

Shared publicly  - 
 
C.Y.P.O - New Android app from me

Finally got this app out of the door. It was actually more or less finished last March (2015) and I have been putting it off for 9 months to release it.

C.Y.P.O stands for check your phone often and basically it just checks and monitors how many times you turn your phone on. The main reason I developed the app is because I wanted to try out Android Wear development and see what can be done. This does have an Android wear component and it tells you the last time you checked your watch and how often you have checked your watch.

Follow the below link to install it
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tckr.dukcud

Want to see how it is made, link below to the GitHub repo
https://github.com/richardtan/CYPO
Wonder how often you turn on your phone today? Wanted to know how much you ...
1
1
Add a comment...

Richard Tan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Why weaken encryption is not the discussion we should have

Apple vs. the FBI case has had a lot of media attention and a lot of stories has been written where we should have back doors in place to allow law enforcement access to data.

We all know that back doors are not the solution as bad actors can easily exploit this. We cannot weaken encryption as it is Math and you cannot weaken math. It's like saying 2 + 2 = 4, but only sometimes.

Steve Gibson has came up with a way to achieve the same level of security but at the same time not compromising security where bad actors can exploit (shared link). It isn't full proof as now someone else holds a secondary key but it does not inherently weaken security on a phone.

But the real discussion should be; should a search warrant allow law enforcement access to our data on phones in the same way as it allows access to our homes? That is what we should be discussing.

http://steve.grc.com/2016/03/12/the-encryption-debate/
1
Add a comment...

Richard Tan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Solar power is becoming insanely easy to deploy. We got to start using more of this renewable energy
 
The Roll-Array is a flexible and easy-to-transport solar panel that rolls out like a carpet.
View original post
2
Add a comment...

Richard Tan

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is me at the buffet
 
🙌🙌Lunch Everyone...
🙌🙌Dinner Everyone....😱😱😋
30 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Richard Tan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Fabulous and funny at the same time
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
855 people
Jennifer Pastiloff's profile photo
Light Wizzard's profile photo
Deng Bungdit Gurjiekdit's profile photo
Petter Smith's profile photo
Narasimhalu ME's profile photo
john arter's profile photo
kiesha hukomi's profile photo
Stacey Meacher's profile photo
Michael Adkins's profile photo

Richard Tan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Android N will install Facebook much much quicker

But still 45 seconds or whatever it was is still crazy long. I have no idea what crazy libraries Facebook are using that requires such long installation time. Full of bloat! 
1
Add a comment...

Richard Tan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hawker House is amazing. Must go if you are in London. Best Street Food around!

People interested in checking it out, down near Canada Water every Friday and Saturday.

On a side note, picture taken from Nexus 5, got to say not bad low light performance
2
Mercy Salinas's profile photo
 
Street food?! Where are the street trucks? LOL!
Add a comment...

Richard Tan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Pixel C can instantly turn your fridge into a smart fridge 😋
 
Fun fact: the Pixel C has enough magnets in it to instantly turn your refrigerator into a smart fridge.

(Review here: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/12/pixel-c-review-new-hardware-ignores-an-android-tablets-core-problem-software/ )
27 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Richard Tan

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...
Richard's Collections
People
Have him in circles
855 people
Jennifer Pastiloff's profile photo
Light Wizzard's profile photo
Deng Bungdit Gurjiekdit's profile photo
Petter Smith's profile photo
Narasimhalu ME's profile photo
john arter's profile photo
kiesha hukomi's profile photo
Stacey Meacher's profile photo
Michael Adkins's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Self Employed IT Developer providing services to the banking industry
Skills
SmartStream TLM configuration, Java, Oracle PLSQL, PHP, HTML + CSS, Android
Employment
  • Citigroup
    Senior Reconciliation Analyst, 2014 - present
    Back contracting through TCKR at CitiGroup and working as a Reconciliation Analyst.
  • TCKR LTD
    Director, 2013 - present
    Self Employed IT Developer providing services to the banking industry
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group
    Senior IT Reconciliation Developer, 2013 - 2014
    Contracting at RBS. TLM and Java solutions for a Reconciliation Project.
  • Citigroup
    Reconciliation Build Manager - TLM Configurer, 2011 - 2013
  • Infosys
    Senior Software Engineer, 2007 - 2011
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
United Kingdom
Links
Story
Tagline
Googoolie Woogaalie Plusssie!!!
Introduction
I mostly post about technology on Google Plus so if you want to circle me feel free to do so. I am also a massive Liverpool FC fan.

I have a Computer Science with Management Degree and achieved a First Class with Honours.
Education
  • King's College London
    Computer Science With Management, 2004 - 2007
    Graduated with First Class with Honours, with a 79.2% average over the 3 years. http://www.richardtan.co.uk/2000/01/random-my-university-results.html
  • Westcliff Highschool for Boys
    2002 - 2004
  • St Clere's School
    1997 - 2002
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • All About Android:The Game
  • Clash of Clans
Richard Tan's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
C.Y.P.O check your phone often – Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

Wonder how often you turn on your phone today? Wanted to know how much you used your phone today? Wonder no more with C.Y.P.O (Check your ph

SOD Killer (Sleep of Death) – Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

This is an application I built to solve the Sleep Of Death (also known as Screen of Death) issue.The Sleep of Death (SOD) causes Android not

Andy Weir - Google Play
market.android.com

Andy Weir is the author of the bestselling , award winning book The Martian. Weir states, I started writing fiction and just putting it up o

Citymapper - Bus, Tube, Rail – Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

★ EDITORS' CHOICE ON THE PLAY STORE!! :) :) (July 2015) ★ ★ Includes WEAR app featured at Google I/O ★The ultimate real-time transport app -

TunnelBear VPN - Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

Rawwr! TunnelBear for Android keeps your physical location private and helps you access your favorite censored or blocked websites.Features

Appy Parking - London – Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

Once you’ve downloaded Appy Parking you’ll wonder how on earth you lived without it before. Its easy to use interface allows drivers to see

Photos – Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

Google Photos is the home for all your photos and videos, searchable and organized by the people, places, and things that matter. • VISUAL S

Currency Converter
chrome.google.com

Currency Converter, a simple Android application running in Chrome

Pushbullet
play.google.com

Never miss another phone call or text message again while using your computer!Pushbullet automatically shows you all of your phone's notific

Which Features Do You Want Most in a Chromebook?
www.omgchrome.com

The IFA 2014 trade show earlier this month brought a wave of new Chromebooks, but what features mean the most to you?

Feersum UK TV Guide
market.android.com

We're working hard to bring you the best TV Guide for Android - check our reviews! A fantastic, simple, swipeable TV guide that works even w

Lindsey Stirling
market.android.com

The eponymous debut album from YouTube sensation and "America's Got Talent" quarterfinalist Lindsey Stirling -- the colorful and uncommonly

TWiT Cast for Chromecast
market.android.com

TWiT Cast brings Leo Laporte's TWiT.tv network to your Chromecast!* Watch the TWiT live stream from Petaluma, CA. * Watch on-demand episodes

DicePlayer
market.android.com

* If you have problems , please uninstall and re-install diceplayer. * If you have no speed control bar , change "Settings->Select Player" f

All About Android: The Game
market.android.com

Introducing Easy Mode!!! Having trouble surviving? Go to settings and enable easy mode. You will find slower speeds, easier obstacles, and s

MobileTest.me - Test your mobile sites and web applications right from y...
mobiletest.me

MobileTest.me - Test your mobile sites and web applications right from your browser

Google Play Quiosque
market.android.com

Com o Google Play Quiosque, descubra mais notícias de que gosta numa única aplicação no seu tablet ou telemóvel Android. Desfrute de notícia

DashNotifier for DashClock
market.android.com

Current version(0.45) of DashNotifier only runs on devices with Android 4.3 and 4.2. Lower Android version are and will not supported. DashN

Acer C720 review: a hands-on look at this year's most affordable Chromebook
www.theverge.com

The Acer C720 is likely to be this year's cheapest Chromebook at $249, and while it might not be as stylish as the HP Chromebook 11, it does

Pretty good. It was clean which was nice. The breakfast in the morning was a bit slow because one of the cookers was broken. Also the parking is not great. They do have parking on site, which you have to get a ticket for. There is parking in the railway station nearby but when I looked it was fully occupied.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Train station, does its job of having trains I can catch to get to other places.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Amazing place to try out Street food. The drinks are also very good. Make sure you go before 7 as you do not need to pay £3 for entry.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Good food, portion were quite generous, recommend. Do not get the Chick Tikka Malsala... It taste like Stawberry Jam.. Seriously it does and is weird... apart form that everything else seems pretty good
Atmosphere: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
8 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Train station, not sure what else to say
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I thought it was a nice place. The food was excellent. I had the Duck for mains and would highly recommend it!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Very good. They were experimenting with a blues band on the day and it was awesome. Very good music. I like the food as well
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago