Eight days in: you guys are amazing

From the time the idea for Layer was conceived, our heads have been spinning thinking about the possibilities. We’ve spoken exhaustively both internally among ourselves and externally with app developers about the envelope-pushing ways the platform could be leveraged. But even so, we’re amazed at the cool things you’re building and the level of enthusiasm […]

And… We won Disrupt!

Last week was a whirlwind. The TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield began with thirty innovative and broad-ranging startups and ended with the sixteen of us Layer folk standing on stage accepting the Disrupt cup. The competition was fierce and the judges were among the most skilled investors in tech. Needless to say, we couldn’t be more […]

Layer advances to the finals

We got word that we made the finals in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield in San Francisco. The competition started out with 29 companies and was steep. Many described this year’s batch as the most formidable in the history of the competition. Needless to say, advancing is a huge deal for Layer and we couldn’t […]

Introducing Layer

The Internet needs an open communications layer—cross-platform, and free from an advertising supported business model. Developers that have tried to build rich, secure, scalable communications in their products know that it’s extremely hard to do right. Solving authentication, security, sync, offline messages, push notifications and a plethora of other problems is a challenge by itself. […]