Introducing Atlas: Open Source Messaging UI Components for Layer

Let’s face it: modern application development is hard. Savvy consumers demand the world from developers: applications that are elegantly designed, buttery smooth, and well integrated with the services and content they love. At Layer, we believe the future is a world of more intimate, connected, digital experiences where applications are woven together with the most […]

Spotlight on a Layer user: Pop

The idea for Pop was born far from its San Francisco headquarters. Founder and CEO Joshua Nguyen was traversing the highlands in Burma with a guide, some 20 miles from a hot guerilla zone. A former product executive at Flickr and Tumblr, he’d come to this place to clear his head and decide on his […]

Dating apps need native communications

tl;dr: it’s all about intimacy and making an engaging connection. The explosive mainstreaming of dating apps such as Tinder has transformed the way human beings (on smartphones, anyway) find love. Far from the days of courtship via sonnets penned by candlelight, the window of opportunity has shortened to literally a blink of an eye, and […]

Spotlight on a Layer user: imoji

To hear imoji CEO Tom Smith tell it, the idea for the company’s app had immediate legs. From the founding team’s first discussion mid-last year about what was a seemingly simple idea — give people around the world the ability to turn any photo into a sharable emoji — there’s been a sense of urgency. […]