Hi, I'm Zahid 👋

Full-stack Web Engineer

I build delightful digital experiences on the web to make the world a better place.

Angular
React
TypeScript
Node.js
WordPress
C# .NET
JavaScript
Netlify
TailwindCSS
Vue.js
Bootstrap

Buskana

Digital ordering for festivals & events

Halal Joints

Halal food finder platform & app

Anne Higgins

Business website for independent fashion designer

WordPress
Bootstrap
Details

Bespoke WordPress website built to order for Anne Higgins, and independent fashion designer based in West London.

Anne came to me with a vision and very specific guidelines on how she wanted to portray her brand online. I took her styleguide, photos, logo and digital copy to craft a custom WordPress theme that matched her existing brand.

Berryness

BlackBerry themes and mods

WordPress
Bootstrap
Details

A BlackBerry-focused website active 2011-2014. At it's peak Berryness received a little over 1,000,000 unique visitors per month and generated £2,000 per month through Google AdSense.

Berryness also generated income from bespoke ad deals, sponsorship packages and premium memberships for access to paywalled content.

Then one day, BlackBerry's marketshare began to dwindle as users moved to iPhones and Androids. Berryness consequently took a nosedive as less and less people had a BlackBerry smartphone they wanted to customise. With the project's days numbered, I started looking for a buyer and eventually sold the website to a guy called Chris. I've never heard from him since.

Move Your Body KSA

Crowdsourcing web application to collect participant feedback

Details

I was commissioned by the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee to build a crowd-sourcing web application to collect ideas on how to increase sports participation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Results published in 2020 highlighted a 149% increase in women participation.

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OS7 Icons Theme for BlackBerry

Custom BlackBerry theme

Details

I was quite involved in the BlackBerry scene during my highschool days. At some point I noticed the Curve 8520 didn't get the OS7 operating system update. My schoolfriends, and people visiting my BlackBerry-focused website Berryness were furious.

So I built a theme to mimic the UI refresh the OS7 update provided, and put it on the BlackBerry AppWorld for free. I don't remember the details but it got thousands of downloads very quickly.

So I set the price to $0.79 (the cheapest pricepoint available to me).

80,000 people bought my theme all over the world. Before BlackBerry retired the AppWorld, it was rated 4.5 stars with hundreds of reviews. In December 2012 the theme was featured by the AppWorld.

Zahid Mahmood

Full-stack Web engineer

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