Maarten Van Giel [ Senior Android developer ]


Karel de Grote-Hogeschool

2013 - 2016

PB Applied Computer Science
Application Development

Relevant courses

Software Engineering
Programming (Java, C#, C)
Project management (Agile, SCRUM)
Databases (ORACLE, MySQL)
User Experience, User Interfaces

Technical proficiency

Android Kotlin Java C++ Git IoT Video on Demand DRM ExoPlayer Adobe Photoshop

About me

I am a young and passionate Android developer, situated in Antwerp.

Projects / Experience


iCapps logo icapps - Senior Android developer

August 2016 - now

I am currently employed at icapps as Android developer. I do both in-house and consultancy projects, mostly in Kotlin. Check out icapps here: https://icapps.com/
During my career here I have already contributed to many interesting projects such as:


appbackr Surf logo Surf - Internship at appbackr inc, Palo Alto

April - June 2016

Between April and June 2016 I did an internship in Palo Alto as an Android developer, at a tech-startup called appbackr inc. The project I worked on is called "Surf", which is an Android app for app discovery, based on user location, user app usage and more. My job as intern involved mainly Android development, but also graphics, UI and UX design.

First prize HackTheFuture Hackathon - Cronos

December 2015

Won first prize at the HackTheFuture hackathon in the category "Mobile", organized by Cronos. We created a material design Android application for trading items with a virtual valuta in a "Fallout" world.

First prize SoundTouchHack hackathon - Bose, Xplore Group

October 2015

Won first prize (”best app”) at the Bose SoundTouchHack hackathon, organized by Bose and Xplore Group. The Android app we made is a tinder-like collaborative music player application for Bose SoundTouch systems, implemented with Material Design in mind.

Youth Participation Platform - TreeCompany

February - June 2015

A web application designed to give young people a stronger voice in their municipality. Written in C# (ASP.Net MVC5), accompanied by an Android client. Chosen as 2nd best project (school-wide) by the client (TreeCompany).

Personal projects

A/D Watchface

A clean and animated analog + digital watchface for WearOS watches, with many customizations possible. Over 100k installs on Google Play.

Get it on Google Play


A lightweight launcher replacement for WearOS watches, which makes launching apps on a tiny screen a little easier. Also implements a custom Watch Tile through an unofficial API.

Get it on Google Play

The Line - Realtime transit info

An unofficial Android app for the Belgian public transport company “De Lijn” that shows realtime transit information, which was not available in the official app at the time.
The Line had an average rating of 4,7 in the Google Play Store, but is discontinued due to API changes and legal peace of mind.

Get it on Google Play

Language skills


Mother language (C2)


Proficient (C1)


Basic knowledge (B1)


I am currently not looking for new opportunities. I respect recruiters but please don't contact me if you do not have any concrete and relevant job openings. Get in touch with me via contact@maarten.vg or via LinkedIn.