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Frank Sinatra was renowned, among other things, for his ability to nail a recording in one take. The problem with making something look easy is that people start to believe it’s easy. The team at Shockoe spends a lot of time singing in the shower (and reading, training, and talking) to make it look easy in our own way.
In 2017 Google announced first-class support for Kotlin on Android at Google I/O, and shortly after I started looking into using Kotlin for our Android projects here at Shockoe. It took a few years before we officially started using Kotlin as our preferred...read more
It seems like all companies today are trying to find a way to incorporate augmented reality, voice, machine learning, or IoT into every technology product. Promises of systems and applications that can improve customer engagement, boost business...read more
Let’s make you a product manager. We recently forged new product managers at the Innovate Virginia conference, by Agile Richmond, during our workshop “Product Strategy, Development, and Analytics” by creating a strategy, executing that strategy through...read more
When I began at Shockoe in 2017, one of the personal draws for me was the fact that there was a clear commitment to pursuing the use of new and innovative technologies. In 2018, we began pursuing R&D in earnest, beginning to identify methods for...read more
The beginning of any new or existing iOS application development cycle should start off on the right foot. A solid foundation to support each environment level within the configuration of the XCode project is a great first step to the success of your...read more
Like any generational label, the boundaries of what birth years are considered Generation Z are hazy, loose, and basically up anyone’s own interpretation. Gen Z is characterized as having grown up in the age of internet and social media. They don’t know a...read more
As ten thousand people gathered in Las Vegas this year to talk about retail and e-commerce, Shockoe met with companies small and large to talk about one thing: how to make shopping better. A booming US economy has set a high bar for vendors and retailers...read more
Mobile devices are everywhere. Every aspect of the supply chain, from the supplier to the consumer, has been impacted by mobile technology. There is a good chance that you are already using some type of mobile supply chain application, but is your mobile...read more
When students or teammates ask me where or how to go about learning a given thing, I typically start with a recommendation to join the local library and download their app (props to whoever made the Libby app), and a handful of podcasts to listen to.I then...read more
With the rise of AR integration in many mobile apps, we are beginning to see a clear delineation between what drives meaningful and lasting loyalty versus momentary enjoyment. While creating a momentary boost to brand visibility & traffic these kinds...read more
Every one of us is designed and configured for life on Earth. So much so that if we were put in a different environment, we would die within minutes. Let’s take Mars, for example, if we didn't implode due to the low atmospheric pressure, we would freeze to...read more
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