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Learning with teams

Editor’s note: This is a cross-post from Udacity‘s Dhruv Parthasarathy. Dhruv shares how, with the collaboration with Layer, they were able to successfully implement their classroom chatroom feature, Teams. Despite all the advancements made to date, online education still has one glaring shortcoming — it is lonely. Learning online today is largely done on your own, at […]

How Udacity is using Layer to leverage social connections and retain students

Udacity is an online university built for “what people need today.” Through its unique Nanodegree Program, the company teaches people to work in in-demand, specialized roles like web development, mobile development, and data analysis. The credentials its students earn in these disciplines have quickly become respected and endorsed by employers. As part of its ongoing […]

How Praber uses Layer-powered messaging to run its mobile marketplace

Praber, an on-demand marketplace app that connects people needing a service to skilled providers who can perform it, is using Layer to power its most crucial function: messaging. Based in Milan, Italy, and New York City, and with plans to expand throughout Europe in the next year, Praber uses a bidding system to help its […]

Spotlight on a Layer user: Photobucket

tl;dr: With 100 million monthly active users, Photobucket sought to enable friends and loved ones to better connect and share on mobile devices. After a thorough buy vs. build vetting process, Photobucket’s Lasso app turned to Layer to power in-app messaging. To learn more about how the team integrated Layer, join our TechTalk with co-founder […]

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 […]

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. […]