Entries by Tomaz Stolfa

Messaging Design Kit for Sketch

A key part of building great products is the design process. We understand the value of the first wireframes to develop core product loops, and the importance of high fidelity designs for interactive prototypes that eventually turn into a fully functional in-app messaging experience. As messaging becomes part of every experience — commerce, communities, marketplaces, dating apps, […]

Webhooks for everyone

From the start we’ve architected Layer to not only be a world class messaging fabric, but also enable external services to interact with the platform and be notified of events on the platform as first class citizens. Last summer we’ve introduced the Platform API, that enables developers to manage conversations and messages in Layer. The […]

It’s Time – How the Apple Watch Will Change Communications

At Layer we think a lot about the evolution of communications. We’ve been researching how a new set of connected devices such as the Apple Watch may impact communications. We believe that a wearable on our wrists has the potential to change the way we communicate drastically. From minutes to seconds Smartwatch apps are not […]

The benefits of building blocks

Every mobile or web application, consumer or enterprise, is built with the goal of providing value to its users — whether it’s booking a car, making a restaurant reservation, teaching them how to complete a task, or providing a fun and challenging gaming experience. Whatever the purpose of the application, making that experience exceptional should […]

Communication – much more than just chat

At Layer we are building the open communications Layer for the internet. A building block that developers can use to add communications to their products, in a simple way, while maintaining full control of the experience. By definition, communication requires a source (sender), a message, a channel, and a destination (recipient). The matchmaking process, the […]

The new building blocks

As a product designer or application developer, the most important thing to focus on should be delighting your users. After all, the only part of the product that your user will interact with is the top layer, an interface. In order to get to that final, delightful experience as fast as possible, developers can go […]

An open letter to applicants of Layer’s beta

Editor’s note: This letter was sent via email to everyone who’s applied to the Layer early access program, announced here when we launched. Friend of Layer, After we launched in September, we opened 50 slots in our early access program. The first phase of the program was a success: we learned a tremendous amount and […]