In their own words, uxebu is not just another web and mobile app developer. Rather, they go head first to tackle mobile challenges of all kinds, from commercial ventures to open source projects.
Uxebu was kicked off in 2008 between 3 guys. Originally from Munich, Germany, the uxebu team has grown into a collection of developers spread across Munich, Amsterdam and Ohio.
To stay on top of their game regardless of timezones, closely-knit teamwork is a must for this agile startup. When it comes to collaboration, uxebu trusts Flowdock’s expertise.
Less email, more conversation
The uxebu team was never a big fan of email. Before entering the world of Flowdock, uxebu relied on Skype and Skype chat. While Flowdock hasn’t eliminated the need for Skype calls, especially with external clients, what has changed is the way the team works together.
In Flowdock, uxebu has created separate flows, or project rooms, for each project they are working on.
“We don’t have all team members working actively on all projects, but still everyone has free access to each project’s information. If I need to follow up on a project in which I don’t have an active role, I can still access the project flow anytime I want to find the update I need”, Wolfram says.
The team discusses the everyday issues and customer updates in a general flow, but project-based flows are all about hard work. Discussion revolves around work-related details, the real techie stuff.
Highlighting the important info
What makes uxebu’s work more efficient, is how they use #tags and @mentions. Working across timezones can create bottlenecks in development and communication, but Flowdock keeps you notified even when you’re asleep.
“When I open Flowdock in the morning, the comments that are important to me get highlighted. Skype just can’t do this!”, says Wolfram. “Skype’s notification was too noisy for me. In Flowdock, I have customized what types of notifications ping me.”
Connecting team members around the clock smooths out the software development process. All work related discussions take place on Flowdock, making it simple for everyone to stay on top of their game.