2017 at a Glance

As Technology continues to evolve, Shockoe sees enterprise growth moving beyond Mobile Apps, Social Media, and Mobile Web – Apps as we know them will evolve into technology that will connect us to everything, although still driven primarily by that centralized screen.

Speed with volatility will be the new rule in this app space, whether you are dealing with User Experience and Design, App Development or thinking about moving into VR or AR – these technologies will drive experiences, customer and employee engagement, and new business opportunities and quickness is the key.

You might have used a hack in the past, but a clear strategy for this enhanced digital experience will be required to be successful.

The Technologies

This is where we come in

As one of the leading mobile app development firms, we are focused on creating apps that provide engaging experiences for our clients’ employees and customers. We have no intention of letting up on those reins, our goal is simply to broaden our scope.

We work with companies to help them generate those desired mobile experiences. We are now focused on integrating new technologies such as Voice, AR, VR, and AI into the new enterprise digital reality.

Our Prediction

New forms of interactive experiences manifest

As Enterprises continue to grasp the challenge Mobile brought, most will be ill prepared to face the reality new digital experience expectations will bring to Company’s IT and Marketing departments.

Amazon’s Alexa Voice and Nintendo’s Augmented Reality game, Pokemon Go, are driving the way Employees and Customers expect to engage with businesses and brands.

As organizations continue to struggle with Mobile and API Strategies, we predict a rise in new technology experiences and expectation for 2017.

Mobile Applications

The growth in Mobile Apps and Mobile Experiences is compelling more enterprises to shift towards a mobile mindset.  As a a result robust mobile strategies for technology expansion plans are required. Creating Native Applications with proper Architecture strategies allows us to create scalable mobile app experiences.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Companies now have quick access to analyze large, complex data. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning helps deliver faster, more accurate insights without the high cost of deployment and maintenance.


Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology has exploded. The market is clearly ready for AR & VR, and we’ve already started developing intelligent platforms to help you be a leader in the midst of these emerging technologies.


Voice and Smart Messaging

With advanced technology enabling the automation of smart messaging and voice to device interactions, the screen is no longer required to be the primary conduit between the end-user and your back end systems.  Combine this with machine learning and every process in your business can greatly benefit.


We already have things like site-to-store purchasing, but it’s time to think bigger. Think, integrations between physical and digital realities. More brands and physical products are exploring next level of physical/digital integrations. Let’s start incorporating more digital features.

API Strategy

Expect to see more businesses developing an API strategy. APIs are more like business products. To successfully build and leverage these products, organizations must find appropriate ways for customers and partners to tap into them. Organizations should consider having a product manager to oversee these strategies.

Our Partners

New forms of interactive experiences manifest

The partnership with Axway gives Shockoe the ability to focus on the Human Experience by providing a suite of tools and technology that enable us to build, integrate, and monitor APIs as well as develop applications on the Appcelerator Platform.  Through Axway Amplify, our customers can govern any flow of data within and across the edge of the enterprise, unlocking the tremendous value this can bring to business interactions.

The partnership with MongoDB allows Shockoe to focus on new ways to support the never ending demands to expose data to mobile apps and other devices. We now build and host data in the middle-ware and back-end seamlessly and effortlessly. Deploying scalable and secure solutions ready for for cloud, mobile, and IOT deployments is easier than ever. These solutions are built in significantly less time than required by alternatives like, while offering the same functionality.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com offers a suite of cloud-computing services that make up an on-demand computing platform.  As of 2016 AWS has more than 70 services, spanning a wide range, including compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools and tools for the Internet of things.

Get in Touch

If you’re interested in working together and seeing what value we can bring to your company, please reach out so we can see if we’re a good fit. We’d love to be the ones to help you take advantage of these emerging technologies in 2017.

Until then,

The Shockoe Team

PS: If you’re interested in learning more about what we’re working on and what we’ve done in the past, check out our Case Studies.

PPS: Still curious? Great, head on over to the Questions page and see if we can’t answer some of the things you’re still wondering about.