About

👋 I’m Sonaal Bangera, a UX / UI designer based out of Chennai, India. I have over 10 years of experience in the design industry. I specialise in product development & promoting filter coffee.

I co-founded NFN Labs and Kabadiwalla Connect with some of the best people I know.

NFN Labs is an independent design & development studio specialising in UX, UI, Web and Mobile App Development. We have been shipping user-centered, beautiful and functional solutions since 2011.

Kabadiwalla Connect focuses on decentralised waste management and waste-collection solutions for cities in the developing world — powered by the informal sector. Our commercial pilots have been implemented in India, Indonesia and the Ivory Coast.


My active side projects

🚩 Design Minimal

Shipping cool minimal tees across India. Starting off with tees, the goal is to curate beautiful minimal designs on products across different categories. The store is designed and managed by Aarthi & me. Check it out here – designminimal.in

6 Pillars is an iOS app built by Kavisha to define, track and reflect periodically on the core pillars of your life that lead to a better version of you.

🙏 6 Pillars

6 Pillars is an iOS app built by Kavisha to define, track and reflect periodically on the core pillars of your life that lead to a better version of you.

You can use the 6 pillars – ‘Family, Friends, Health, Wealth, Work & Travel’ provided by the app or define your own 6 pillars that you think are important and worth tracking in your life. You can also scrub across time to get a beautiful visualisation of the evolution of the pillars and see which of them are doing good and which need your attention.

Download iOS App

Water Reminder and Tracker - Made by NFN Labs

💧 Water 

An elegantly simple reminder app that ensures you have water at regular intervals. It also has a companion watch app with useful watch complications. Water was featured on the App Store in 2018.

Fun fact – we built the first version of the Water app in just 12 days and shipped it to the App Store. Learn more about it here

allows you to bookmark videos across the web and mobile
and watch it later on your browser, Apple TV, iOS or Android devices

👀 Vookmark

Vookmark allows you to bookmark videos across the web and mobile and watch it later on your browser, Apple TV, iOS or Android devices. Curate videos from YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, Vimeo and Reddit and watch them later anytime.

Vookmark was featured on the Chrome Web Store as well as the ’12 must-have browser extensions’ in Product Hunt. Read more about why we built Vookmark – here

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Storm it for iOS and Android - Tweetstorm, unroll tweets, unroll threads, bookmark tweets, add tags to tweets

⚡️ Storm It

Storm it allows you to add or collect your ideas / thoughts and share them as a Tweetstorm on Twitter (with the auto-numbering and chained response on twitter). It also allows you to unroll long threads directly in the app to read them in a neatly formatted way, bookmark your favourite tweets or tweetstorms, add tags which allow you to filter and find your tweets easily and a lot more!

The Next Web – 40 of the best Android Apps of 2016

Beautiful Pixels – Simply clever Android app that helps you send out a Tweetstorm with ease

NDTV Gadgets360 – If you tweet a lot and want an app that lets you chain your tweets, Storm It is a pretty good choice.

Get Storm It for Android • Get Storm it for iOS

Screeny for iOS - Delete unwanted screenshots, Live Photos, panoramas, videos and albums and save space on your mobile devices

🧹 Screeny 

Screeny is a simple utility app for iOS. It allows you to delete unwanted screenshots, photos, live photos, panoramas, videos easily from your camera roll. As featured in The Verge, MacStories, iMore, CNet, Beautiful Pixels, The Next Web, AppAdvice, Geek.com

MacStories – Must have iPhone Apps, 2014
AppAdvice – 10 Best Paid iPhone Apps, 2014
Cult of Mac – One of the 12 Best iOS Apps in 2014
TNW – One of the 65 Best Apps launched in 2014

Read more about why we built screeny, how it was badly copied (yeah true story) and how we kept making it better with each iteration.

Download iOS app

The Top Fives - Get the top news on products, design and technology from the some of the best sources

5️⃣ The Top Fives

The Top fives is a clean/slick dashboard to get the top news on products, design and technology from the some of the best sources. Available on the web, iOS and as browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox.

This side project gave us so many free Uber rides via referral codes that we kept traveling in the city for free. Read more about it here


My current setup

My current setup is a 13 inch MacBook Pro Retina 2017 mostly connected to a Dell s2240L HD monitor, Logitech M720 mouse, OnePlus 7T as the primary mobile device, iPhone XS Max, iPad Pro 9.7 with the Gen1 Apple Pencil. Music flows through the AudioTechnica M50X when i am travelling and through the PreSonus Eris E3.5 on the desk.


Interviews

NDTV Gadgets360: Building a Waste Management Platform at Kabadiwalla Connect

CNBC TV 18: Why we built BuySell Tickets

Business of Mobility: Taking Screeny to the top slots on the app store

Huffington Post India: Screeny App Hits The iOS Top 10 Charts

Your Story: eCommerce to mCommerce

Your Story: NFN Labs on a roll with mobile utility apps

The New Indian Express:  A Developing Story

Instagrammers: Focus on bsonaal

Indulge: Making sense of Restaurant Bill Taxes


Archived Projects

Demonstrate 

Mobile Prototyping made easy – as featured in MashableBeautiful Pixels, Addictive Tips, 148Apps

Extragram 

Web viewer for your Instagram photos – as featured in The Next Web, Mashable, WebAppStorm, Life Hacker