Other growing start-ups show potential to become anchors. Unbounce, which enables marketers to build landing pages, plans to roughly double its staff of 50 by yearend. Clio, a cloud provider for the legal industry, has raised $27 million in funding. And Mobify, a roughly 85-person startup that optimizes e-commerce sites for smartphones, recently moved into a larger office tricked-out with murals and a workout room.
30 Under 30 celebrates B.C.'s young guns who excel in their respective industries, give back to their community and planet and who will lead business in this province for years to come.
Each year, winners of our 30 Under 30 will be featured in the April issue of BCBusiness and on BCBusiness.ca, with one exceptionally amazing young world-changer gracing that issue's cover.
Beyond the Rack chose mobile-technology company Mobify for assistance, after talking with several vendors. Mobify’s platform allowed them to remix, reconfigure and restyle their existing website content for mobile devices, while also improving performance. Using Mobify tools and software, the team created an optimized mobile experience. Beyond the Rack didn’t just want to duplicate their desktop experience, but to improve it for on-the-go-consumers.
"It took a few weeks before people started to get used to the idea that they could spend more time on the mobile site, and they could check out on it," Cohene says. Once everyone was accustomed to the new look, the mobile site really took off.
"It took maybe a month of data before we could say, 'Okay, there is a clear upward trajectory here.'"
On February 12th, the PayrollHero dev team in Whistler travelled down to Vancouver to attend the Vancouver JS meetup. We reached town a bit early, so we spent some time coworking from Launch Academy. Later in the evening, we went to SFU Harbour Center where the event was being held. Around 150 people attended the event. Two top notch speakers presented in the meetup. Robert W. Hurst of Chloi presented a talk on LucidJS and Peter McLachlan of Mobify presented a talk on Mobile performance.
Few small business owners would question the value of having a company website. But for customers, the web isn’t just about what they see when they’re in front of their computer screen. The Internet is increasingly being accessed through an array of devices, such as smart phones and tablets—and that means your business’s website needs to be mobile friendly, too.