“I’ve been traveling since April. I have no deadline,” says FJ, an iOS Engineer and a member of the Mokriya team. Originally from France, FJ is now on the road permanently, bouncing from continent to continent, all while holding down a steady job.
We are excited to announce that Mokriya, Inc. has been acquired by Nagarro, Inc. When we first started Mokriya, our mission was to build great software that could change the world. From the beginning, we fully internalized Marc Andreessen’s hypothesis that “software is eating the world.” We went about executing on this vision by hiring the best engineers, designers and product managers that we could find across the globe. We are proud of the globally diverse and eclectic team we’ve built — we come from more than 10 different countries. Our backgrounds cover a wide range, from math Ph.D.s to self-taught programmers to computer science professors to design mavens. This has been proven out by the work we’ve done with our clients, including industry giants like Google, Twitter, Intel, AT&T, Verizon, SanDisk, Salesforce, Estee Lauder, and many more.
Microsoft is now more innovative than Apple. A year ago that would have sounded as ludicrous as, say… president Donald Trump. But after both tech giants unveiled their new devices for professionals this October, the tide has turned. Journalists and techies proclaimed Surface Studio a bolder, more innovative, and more complete product than the new MacBook Pro.
Welcome to our new series on the blog, where we sit down with individual team members and discuss their challenges, triumphs, and adventures. For our first interview, we’re speaking with Michael Corrigan, Mokriya’s Head of Growth, about how he combines travel and work.
We’re obsessed with creating a “culture of innovation.” Whether you’re speaking as someone working in tech, someone living in the Bay Area, or just a human reading the news. It’s impossible to avoid this buzzword. And while it might just strike many as annoying, throwing around this term is keeping us from actually creating products that make an impact in the world.
2016 has been an odd year. What seemed like the hottest news in tech just a few months ago, isn’t even a blip on the radar anymore. After a series of strongly criticized launches from Apple (even if the criticism was premature), an explosive disaster from Samsung, an impressive bounce back from Microsoft, and political chaos in United States, chances are you don’t even remember you spent the summer chasing after that Dratini in Pokemon Go.
The quest to understand where good ideas come from and how a person or a group can tap into innovative thinking is never ending. At Mokriya we’re always looking to improve our approach and our clients are often curious about the methods we employ and how we work, internally and in conjunction with clients. How do we come up with great solutions? What methods do we use and how will that impact the work we do together?
IoT has already enjoyed a next-big-thing status for several years now and all signs point to continued growth as homes, cars, and nearly every piece of hardware in our lives gets connected. But that doesn’t mean the industry isn’t facing challenges. In fact, rapid growth and its status as the new kid on the block, make IoT perfectly poised to face two particularly big challenges in the years to come.
The fact that your business needs a mobile strategy is yesterday’s news. With the acceptance of a mobile strategy as a given for so many businesses, there has been an explosion of in-app tools for you to choose from. If your role touches UX, engineering, product management or customer success, then chances are you will be exploring and testing out a bunch of in-app mobile tools.