It’s been a crazy journey. When we started Mobile Jazz back in 2011, you still had to raise your hand to stop a cab driver. Touch devices were the new thing, and a whole new era of innovation was about to disrupt various industries and markets. There were lots of opportunities and demand in the mobile software industry.
Today Mobile Jazz is a world leader in digital innovation. We’ve partnered with over 140 clients and worked more than 220,000 hours, helping companies modernize, innovate and disrupt so that they remain an influential player in the digital future.
Furthermore, we’ve done everything possible to enjoy an outstanding work-life balance and built a remote work environment our team takes pride in. Don’t miss out on the articles we’re sharing today on how we managed to make Mobile Jazz a huge business success while, at the same time, creating a unique workplace never seen before. Experience this visual journey on everything Mobile Jazz has gone through during the last 10 years.
The Inside Scoop
Celebrating 10 Years: Mobile Jazz Then and Now
Back in November 2011, it was only the three of us who decided to quit the corporate world and took the plunge to start a company of our own. Things escalated quickly and all of a sudden we were in business, knowing nothing about managing a company, nor having a clear vision of what we wanted.
Ten years later, we’ve partnered with international companies driving innovation and digital transformation, immersing ourselves in using bleeding-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning while managing a highly efficient remote team of more than 20 people distributed across the globe.
Growing from 3 people business to a world-leading digital innovation agency.
A Visual Journey Through 10 Years of Mobile Jazz
Ten years ago working on software meant being isolated in a cubicle in front of a computer. Like Apple’s famous ad “Think Different” we felt we didn’t have to be slaves to enjoy technology and a healthy work-life balance. Since then, we’ve shipped over 100 top-notch applications while enjoying the sunny days in Thailand, Cape Town, or Martinique. We broke the cubicles and focused on having a happy and robust team delivering better products.
Explore how we’ve changed the rules of remote working during these ten years
Did You Know?
Stefan (Mobile Jazz Co-Founder) ran the company from his camper van for 5 years.
Remote work was rare by 2011, but running a remote company from a camper van sounded like science-fiction. Still, Stefan woke up every morning in a different location for a long time, running multiple businesses out of his camper van.
We’ve worked remotely from over 20 different countries.
Instead of investing in an office, at some point, we decided to use the rent money instead to host remote workations in 20 different countries around the world, from Bali to the unique Italian Alps.
Our company philosophy inspired many and was even featured on a major TV show.
The work-life balance we’ve achieved has inspired many, including Fortune 500 companies, and even caught the attention of the German television show Galileo shooting a short documentary about the company.
We killed “Secret Santa.” Instead, we donated over €12,000!
In 2017 we decided to adopt a new tradition. Every Christmas, each team member could donate any amount to any NGO or organization they’d love to support and we (Mobile Jazz) would double the amount.
Handcrafted by Mobile Jazz
Technology is changing how we exercise. Smartwatches and heart bands track our progress, stationary bicycles with adaptive gears emulate slopes and sensors within boots analyzes our shots and helps us improve.
We partnered with Antelope to create the software technology behind their tech wear. The mobile application tracks athletes’ performance while providing real-time electrical muscle stimulation during exercises. Encouraging muscle building, fat burning, and shortening the user’s recovery time.
Things That Excites Us
As always, we’ve been chewing over a whole stack of excellent topics in our weekly team meetings. Here are just some of the nuggets that have emerged from our group huddles.
Using AI to Generate Better AI Chipsets
Google’s machine learning produces better designs and takes only six hours for what a human would take months.
The Framework team came up with a modular computer you won’t need to throw away when technology evolves to reduce pollution and waste generation.
Bowery Farming produces crops managed by robots with minimum human oversight, zero pesticides, and a reduced farming footprint.
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Last but Not Least
Source: Glen Sorrentino
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