With January over, we’re settling into 2016 from Cape Town. It’s been an incredible experience so far and we’ve got a short video to share our adventure with you. In this issue, we’ve got our insights into the best apps for designers and of course, useful tools from our weekly hangouts.

Why We Love Working with Clients like You

We love working with our clients. We really take a lot of pride in our work and we genuinely love what we do.

Our clients trust us wholeheartedly and recently, one shared some beautiful words with us that brought smiles to our faces and we’d like to share this with you:

“We received everything we asked for and more. Based on the results we’ve seen so far, we’re fully confident future iterations will be just as awesome as they are now.”

It’s moments like these that renew our passion and drive to build the highest quality products and continually evolve to stay one step ahead.

The Mobile Jazz team in the Pyrenees in 2015
The Mobile Jazz team in the Pyrenees in 2015
Mobile Jazz 2015 in Numbers

2015 was an amazing year for us, this is how it looked.

MJ Numbers 2015
MJ Cape Town

2016 began with a blast as some of Mobile Jazz’s team members flew to Cape Town to setup office for two months. Over the next eight weeks, some of us will be positioned there full time and others will fly in and out to visit this beautiful city and catch up and spend some time together as a team.

We’ll report back with a detailed post about our all adventures and learning experiences soon, but for now, check out this video of our journey so far.

Guinness World Records

Whilst in Cape Town and as part our of our Optimizing for Happiness philosophy, our co-founder Stefan Klumpp and iOS engineer Paolo Tagliani took part in the Armada kitesurfing challenge which set a new Guinness World Record!

EDI Talk at TEDx

One of our clients presented a very interesting TEDx talk about his resilience program. Mobile Jazz has developed the MyMoments app with EDI to help those suffering with mental illness, cancer and addiction to express themselves through imagery.

Applying filters, frames and captions to images using the MyMoments app
Applying filters, frames and captions to images using the MyMoments app

Discover Useful Insights in Innovation, Technology and Business

App Designer’s Tools of Trade

It’s no longer acceptable to just make a functional web or mobile application. We’ve outlined the pros and cons of our favorite design-related tools and platforms ready for you to add to your digital designer toolkit.

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Apps for digital designers
Podcasting is getting huge. Here’s why.

After just over a decade of the term being used, it seems podcasting is finally taking off. Technology has at last made podcasts convenient enough to listen to, and with talented groups and individuals taking to the platform, excellent quality material is in abundance. From this new generation of podcasts, businesses have been able to focus on turning podcasts into serious money.

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SEO That Matters

There are so many ways to potentially aid your SEO rankings these days, so to help us determine what’s really important, Rand Fishkin from MOZ has released a totally free 1h30m video course.

Watch it at SkillShare »

Scaling Your Website for over 11+ Million Users with Amazon’s AWS

Joel Williams from Amazon Web Services shares his knowledge in this article, with a beginners guide on scaling your website to handle over 11 million users.

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Increase Your Productivity and Make Your Life Easier

Here are just a few of the great tools and tips shared from our recent weekly hangouts


A beautiful and intuitive collaboration and task management tool with both web and native apps.

Local Tunnel

Local Tunnel is great tool for testing webhooks and integrating with external services when developing on local machines.

Swift Learning Repository

Awesome Swift Education is an amazing repo with an abundance of links to blog posts, resources and samples.

Source Code Pro

Designed by Adobe as an accompaniment to Source Sans, Source Code Pro is beautiful monospaced font that is perfect for developers.

Free Stock Images

If you’re looking for stock photos and videos check out Pixabay where everything is released under the CC0 license. Also, the New York Public Library has released incredible collections of images into the public domain.

Open Source Android Apps

This GitHub repo is a fantastic list of categorised open source Android applications.

Web Tools to Check Your Language and Communication

The Next Web published a list of seven writing tools to help check the clarity and tone of your communication, inclusivity and overall editing.

One Final Thought

With more and more emphasis on security these days and password managers increasing in popularity, it’s quite astonishing people still use these combinations for passwords. Check out the 25 worst passwords of 2015.

Worst Passwords 15

Source: TeamsID

We hope you’ve enjoyed this update!

Feel free to get in touch with us at any time. You can reach us at info@mobilejazz.com

Mobile Jazz

We're a 25 people strong engineering + design team based out of Tallinn. We build innovative software and enjoy life while traveling the world.