5 Useful Tips for Kotlin Users

5 Useful Tips for Kotlin Users

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...

Creating the Right Time for Emerging Technology

Creating the Right Time for Emerging Technology

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...

What to Consider When Starting an R&D Program

What to Consider When Starting an R&D Program

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...

How Gen Z is Shaping the Future of Technology

How Gen Z is Shaping the Future of Technology

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...

Shoptalk 2019: It Takes More Than Tech

Shoptalk 2019: It Takes More Than Tech

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...

9 Design Podcasts to Listen to While Doing the Dishes

9 Design Podcasts to Listen to While Doing the Dishes

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...