How Industry Uses Layer to Create Human Connections in Recruiting

Who Is Industry? Industry is a candidate management system that brings companies in the service and hospitality industry together with job seekers. Because a bad hire can cost a company upwards of $50,000, Industry aims to help recruiters get out from under the weight of impersonal resumes to build their brands and recruit talent. On […]

How Accolade Blends AI and Human Support with Layer Mobile Messaging

Accolade Combines an Advanced Technology Platform and Personal Health Assistants to Reduce Healthcare Costs and Complexity Accolade reduces the complexity and expense of healthcare by empowering individuals and organizations to make better decisions, both medical and financial. One of the most important segments of Accolade’s customer base is made of large and mid-sized enterprises who […]

Trunk Club Conversions Jump 54% With Layer

It’s an age-old question in the e-commerce space: how do you create a high-touch online experience that mimics the personal attention customers receive in a store? Trunk Club, a Nordstrom-owned company where personal stylists handpick boxes of clothing for customers, figured out the secret after some trial and error—eventually increasing conversions by 54% using Layer. […]

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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. […]

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How Web Summit super-charged event networking with Layer

Web Summit has been called “the best technology conference on the planet.” It’s certainly one of the largest and most innovative technology-focused conferences in the world. First held in Dublin, Ireland in 2010 and drawing a crowd of 500, by 2013 it saw more than 10,000 attendees. In 2014 that number more than doubled to […]