Feature Friday - Add Jam
12 June 2015
On Feature Fridays we picked one company from our Directory and got to know their business a bit better by asking them a few quick questions.
1. Who are Add Jam?
We are a Glasgow based tech startup, passionate about mobile and emerging technology. We craft world class software for all major mobile platforms entirely in house. From the design to the back end services supporting our products.
2. Tell us about some of your most notable work.
Our largest body of work has been the mobile products we delivered for the Future City Glasgow Project. We worked on the Active Travel Demonstrator work stream and created apps like Doors Open Day, Glasgow Walking and Glasgow Cycling for Android and iOS.
Out with this Add Jam have worked with companies across Scotland and as far afield as Seattle. We are currently working on MailOven - a service to improve the experience of curating email digests.
3. Where are you based?
We're based in the newly opened RookieOven coworking space in the Fairfield Shipyard Offices. Once a powerhouse of the clyde shipbuilding industry and a centre of engineering excellence we're now in 2015 it's returning to being a place of innovation and engineering excellence.
Fairfield Shipyard Offices have underwent a £6 million restoration and as part of that the owners, Govan Workspace, have opened a heritage centre that charts the history of the office and the shipyard. It's open Monday to Friday 2pm-5pm, we highly recommend coming for a look and while you're here pop up and say hello to us in RookieOven.
4. What are the benefits of being part of a co-location facility like Rookie Oven?
It's been transformational for Add Jam. We work daily with some of the most talented young businesses in the city. The likes of Rawtech and FarmGeek are amazingly talented and we learn so much from working in proximity to them - they make us raise our game.
We also have some great products along side us, we've already used Insurance By Jack to get our business insurance sorted and we plan on using ActiveRefer to build an audience. We also have Kenny Fraser from Sunstone Communications here, he invests and advises startups across the country. Having him across the desk is invaluable.
The space hosts many great events and having that on our doorstep is massively convenient.
5. How do you keep up with the challenges associated with ever changing mobile technology?
In the past two weeks we've had Google I/O and WWDC, the developer conferences for Google and Apple respectively. At both, major announcements were made that will impact our previous work and all our work going forward. But working in such a fast paced and always evolving industry is massively rewarding.
As a team we have so much passion for technology it's actually pretty easy to keep up plus we invest in new technology. For example we have been early adopters of the Apple Watch and strongly believe this will be a huge platform going forward.