This quarter we flew 21 people to Lisbon, stopping the company for 7 days to explore the future of innovation, technology, and design. Crazy stuff!

Finally, the still ongoing COVID pandemic provided us with a gap, which allowed us to finally meet again, after two very long years without any physical event. It might seem like a small thing, but events like this bring the team’s energy to the next level.

We initially thought the pandemic had little impact on our day-to-day lives given our remote nature. But the reality is that after spending 7 amazing days in Lisbon, we realized that Mobile Jazz is not the same without being able to experience these moments together in the real world.

Read on to discover why, and many other interesting things we bring you this quarter.

Without further ado, let’s get down to it.
We hope you like it!

– Pablo García: Head of Marketing & Design

? Did You Know?

In 2017 JetBrains released Kotlin version 1.4 including Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile, a new programming language that promised to offer cross-platform support. And it made our eyes glaze over. We couldn’t wait to dive in and explore the possibilities and limitations, in the face of what could be a substantial change in native app development.

We spent a lot of hours exploring and learning until we decided to try it on a real project. A risky endeavor that turned out to be a huge success:

  • We only had to create the business logic once.
  • Which means only one codebase to test.
  • And to fix, in case bugs came up.
  • Overall reducing our development time by ~25%.

All this, with a truly native experience in Android and iOS, with each platform benefiting from the system updates and improvements that are being introduced. 

Back in 2018, we were the pioneers, being among the first in launching an application in the App Store and Google Play Store with a shared native code base.

Today, we continue to develop cross-platform applications using Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile, saving money and headaches for our customers, with already 5 successfully launched applications in the market! Want to know more? Get more details in our blog post about Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile.

? The Inside Scoop

COVID-19 Affected Us, But Not Like You Think

Just when we thought we had dodged the pandemic and that everything was going well, we were not realizing that in reality, we had also fallen into its clutches.

But not financially or in terms of work. It was only after returning from our last event in Lisbon that we realized how Mobile Jazz had become a monotonous job and far from what it had been before the pandemic.

Discover how Lisbon opened our eyes again

? Handcrafted by Mobile Jazz

SmartMe (Airbus Group)

Did you know it takes Airbus a whopping 8 months to manufacture an airplane and that each has about 1 million bolts to be installed? You can imagine what an odyssey it is to coordinate the large human team in charge of assembling the different parts of the aircraft.

In 2014, we developed a system that can monitor each operator’s installation processes. Enabling Airbus to identify potential process bottlenecks and devise strategic solutions to improve the assembly line efficiency. Collecting key data from the assembly process translates into substantial cost and time savings.

Learn more about how our software changes the aviation industry.

? Things That Excite Us

As always, we’ve been chewing over a whole stack of cool topics in our weekly team meetings. Here are just some of the nuggets that have emerged from our group huddles. – The revival of arcades?

If you are a retro game lover, don’t miss this! Play all-time classics with your friends remotely at no cost.

A glimpse of the future laptops?

ASUS has launched a notebook with a foldable display. And the possibilities it offers seem quite interesting.

Artificial intelligence that draws

It is impressive how far artificial intelligence can go. Find out for yourself by asking it to draw something for you!

Space centrifuge

An innovative system for launching rockets into space by harnessing kinetic energy. Let’s hope it has barf bags on board.

? Last but Not Least

Some of us will remember him fondly (or not).

Source: @iamdeveloper

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Pablo Garcia Roca

Pablo García studied graphic design at degree level and has been working on UX and UI for many digital platforms.