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.
Mobile Jazz 2015 in Numbers
2015 was an amazing year for us, this is how it looked.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this update!
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