Posts in category "General"

Build Locally, Grow Globally

Build Locally, Grow Globally

Agile is the ability to create and respond to change in order to succeed in an uncertain and turbulent environment.

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Categories: General | Tags: Industry, Mobile

Voice Recognition is the Future of Business

Voice Recognition is the Future of Business

Voice recognition software made leaps in technology over the past several years.

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Categories: General | Tags: Industry, Mobile

Review of Revolution Conf 2017 in Virginia Beach

Review of Revolution Conf 2017 in Virginia Beach

Grok's CEO Jason Straughan was fortunate to speak at one of the emerging conferences on software development.

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Categories: General | Tags: Industry, Speaking, Conferences

The Future is M-Commerce

The Future is M-Commerce

Mobile phones and tablets are their preferred marketplace access point, and it's changing the way companies conduct business.

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Categories: General | Tags: Industry, Mobile

Email Marketing is Dead, So What's Next?

Email Marketing is Dead, So What's Next?

Most people stare apathetically or with dread at their inbox—the thought of going through the mountain of messages they receive each day feels laborious.

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Categories: General | Tags: Industry, Mobile

Your Customers Need Your App

Your Customers Need Your App

Easier shopping for customers means more sales for companies, and the simplest way for people to do business with you is when they have their mobile device in hand.

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Categories: General | Tags: Industry, React Native, Mobile, iOS, Android

Creating Competitive Advantages with Mobile Apps

Creating Competitive Advantages with Mobile Apps

Technologies such as websites and social media aren’t enough to keep companies on top—businesses need a more advanced tool to maintain a competitive edge.

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Categories: General | Tags: Industry, React Native, Mobile, iOS, Android

Should I Create an iOS or Android Mobile App?

Should I Create an iOS or Android Mobile App?

If you are thinking about developing a mobile app, you’re probably wondering what platform you should use—iOS or Android?

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Categories: General | Tags: Industry, React Native, Mobile, iOS, Android

Collecting Data? Start with 'Why?'

Collecting Data? Start with 'Why?'

In the age of public relations disasters, security breaches, and privacy concerns, collecting more data from your customers is not always worth the risk.

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Categories: General, Business Requirements, Software Costs | Tags: Data Collection, User Privacy, Data Breach, Software Risk

The Future of Cloud Programming is Serverless and Concurrent

The Future of Cloud Programming is Serverless and Concurrent

A talk from InnoTech San Antonio 2017, the Business & Technology Innovation Conference & Exposition, about the future of cloud programming.

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Categories: General | Tags: industry, speaking, conferences

Mobile Now - Why Every Business Needs a Mobile App Today

Mobile Now - Why Every Business Needs a Mobile App Today

Small business is in the prime position to leverage mobile applications as a competitive advantage. In the past decade the price of development has brought custom software within the reach of small to medium sized businesses, and they can expand their brand reach and recognition like household names.

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Categories: General, Business Development | Tags: Mobile, Businesses, marketing, bd, industry

How Entrepreneurs Change Communities | TEDx San Antonio

How Entrepreneurs Change Communities | TEDx San Antonio

Our CEO, Jason Straughan, spoke at the TEDx San Antonio event this past November to praise the pioneers of our city.

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Categories: General | Tags: Community, Entrepreneurs

Happy Developers are Good Developers

Happy Developers are Good Developers

Any developer can relate to writing depressing code. Our industry is known for long hours and the resulting burnout that follows. Corporate America is full of managers that like to see code written, without caring if the code will ever launch. This grinds on the inner-nerd of every developer and they suffer.

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Categories: Business Development, General | Tags: Developers

Grok Welcomes Joshua Freeman to the Team

Grok Welcomes Joshua Freeman to the Team

We are growing the team again. This time, we are welcoming our newest Groker, Joshua Freeman, as a software engineer. He will be joining our team as a PHP and Ruby on Rails developer.

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Categories: General | Tags: Grok

Codeup for a Brighter Future

Codeup for a Brighter Future

Last fall Grok Interactive was needing to hire a developer and expand the team. We had read hundreds of resumes, most with little to no practical programming experience. We quickly learned that many people wanted to be developers, but there were none to be found. The market was worse than we had realized.

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Categories: General, Training | Tags: Codeup, Industry

Groking the Web

Groking the Web

Today Grok Interactive, LLC officially opens our doors. For months we have been laying the foundation; creating the LLC, lawyers writing contracts, designers making logos, blogs being built. Today. Today it all goes live.

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Categories: General | Tags: Grok, Industry

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