10 Years of MobileThinking


We are celebrating our 10th anniversary ! 🎉 : the next chapter

Welcome Back! You've missed us, haven't you?

Anyway, your monthly appointment is here! This month, our time travel takes us back to 2017, so hang on tight and don't forget to keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle.

The crew is now complete

We're back with our full team at last! Yes, Kevin joins Mattia, Carlos, Jody and Jérôme, and the 5 co-founders are now also collaborators!

Remember also Hassan, who joined the adventure as an intern in 2016. He completed his internship in 2017, was hired by MobileThinking and obtained his Master's degree, for which Mattia was able to offer his help during the defense, a moment he still has fond memories of today.

Another new member of the team is Valentin, Web and Android developer. During his time at MobileThinking, he worked on several major projects, strengthening the team with his technical skills. Although his time with the company wasn't exceptionally long, he left a lasting impression with his dynamism and motivation, and it's always nice to bump into him in the area at lunchtime. Valentin, if you're passing by, know that the crew is grateful for your contribution and wishes you all the best in your future projects!

And don't forget that MobileThinking now has new premises (in reference to the October 2016 move) and it wouldn't be wise not to put them to good use. This is a good opportunity to offer young people work experience and a new internship opportunity within the company. In the blink of an eye, Arthur joined the team as a junior marketing specialist trainee.

So there are now 8 members in the office, making a great team ready to take on any challenge!

The projects and events that marked 2017

In partnership with PROOV co-founders Jovana Sanussi et Nico Isler, MobileThinking has developed an app that connects students and tutors within the same university. Putting academics in touch with the right tutor, to help each student reach their full potential. The app is available on the App Store and Google Play for several schools in Switzerland, such as : École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Université de Lausanne (UNIL) and the University of St Gallen (HSG).

For the FBA (The Football Business Academy), MobileThinking developed a WordPress site to give them visibility, as well as a Liferay-based e-learning management system (LMS). The aim is to provide students with all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment to succeed in the soccer industry. It was also necessary to enable the FBA to manage the school autonomously.

We take a look back at the Traverse (Patrimoine en partage) app, which began development in 2016 and was launched in September 2017. As a refresher, this app enables personalized, living discovery of Franco-Swiss heritage. Its vision is to accompany users in interpreting a landscape, visiting a monument or even tasting a local product. All of this will be achieved by means of a collection of images and sounds, mainly from the funds of the project's public partners, linked together by themes and original narrative proposals (in the form of playlists).

It should be added that in May 2019 (yes, we're jumping a little into the future, but hey, that's the magic of time travel), the streets of Geneva were covered with hundreds of posters displaying a QR code to be scanned as part of the "Raconte-moi Genève" project. The application was then adapted to fully meet the needs of this cultural project.

In September 2017, MobileThinking won the tender for FIPOI (Fondation des Immeubles Pour les Organisations Internationales) concerning an event management tool for the CICG (Geneva International Conference Center) as well as its mobile applications. The applications will then be developed and available in 2018.

The team then invested its time in the development and market launch of the Swapin application, headed by James McGill.This application is designed to help users in their search for accommodation, by proposing new offers. With the added option of apartment swapping, the possibilities are multiplied tenfold.

Note that the Swapin app won first prize at the AIDEAS pitching competition held at the University of Geneva on May 3, 2018. Well done the team!

Design Sprint week with AVENUE 🏁

This was the very first Design Sprint, the first of many. Its aim was to imagine the many services that could be integrated into the European project : AVENUE 
The project was actually accepted that same year. Which is a great moment for our team, as the project lasts 4 years and is very similar to what our crew did when they were still at university.

A virtual Team Building 👾

Once again this year, the traditional Team Building day changed direction and went virtual! Our team met up at Virtual Room or a VR (virtual reality) experience, where they had to work together to solve the enigmas of this virtual escape game.

To be continued in the next episode ✨

The journey has just begun, and the best is yet to come! A piece of advice: get ready for what's in store next month 😉