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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.
When one of our clients approached us with the idea of building an entirely new customer engagement app for their grocery stores, we were very excited. Their project goal was a mobile application that would allow their customers to pay for groceries by...read more
React Native and Components in a Nutshell React Native is an extensible cross-platform framework where you can quickly build apps/platforms using reusable components. React Native has taken off as the framework of choice for cross-platform development as...read more
When it comes to managing your company’s inventory, there is no doubt that you need tools that are flexible and responsive enough to handle the many moving pieces (pun intended) of your operation. Today, these inventory management tools can even be...read more
As an extension of your brand, your mobile app should have its own distinct voice that communicates authentically with your consumers. Considering the major drivers of ‘how’ and ‘why’ consumers interact with your app will inform the most authentic way for...read more
For some time there has been a push for cloud computing and why organizations should switch from on-prem servers and buy a ticket to the cloud. Most of the buzz seems to be well grounded, as there are many advantages to moving to the cloud. Let’s take a...read more
If you go to a diner and the server is super nice, gets your food out fast & makes sure you never have an empty glass - you’ll factor that into deciding to go back to eat there. However, you probably won’t tell your friends or leave a review. Yet; if...read more
With the rise of Amazon and it’s 2-day, next day & even same day shipping the bar for fast shipping and therefore efficient warehouse communication to support it has been raised drastically. Luckily the constant leaps in mobile technology can be...read more
With the plethora of mobile apps available, most consumers assume that their preferred brands have one available. A recent study found that 57% of consumers want to interact through mobile with brands to which they’re loyal. This has some big implications...read more
What are software architecture patterns? When writing software, engineers encounter many of the same problems over and over again. Because of this, design patterns have been defined that give engineers a reusable way to solve these commonly occurring problems....read more
The Case for Design Systems Maybe you want to build a design system. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you have no idea what one is. Regardless of where you’re at on the scale, you need one.Does your life depend on it? Well, no probably not. But does the success of your...read more
The main criticism of any cross-platform mobile development framework is inevitable if small, loss of performance when juggling native elements and cross-platform elements; if your app calls to a device camera, Bluetooth, microphone, or otherwise, you...read more
This year I had the privilege of designing two event apps for Richmond’s own rvatech. rvatech is a Richmond, Virginia based, member-driven technology association of businesses and organizations that serve to promote the region as a technology center and provide...read more
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