Qoorio app uses a lot of open source libraries. One of the great things about open source is the ability to collaborate with the rest of the community on common problems facing us.
One of the open source libraries Qoorio uses extensively is react-navigation which is primarily responsible for screen presentation, animation and history management.
Few months ago we migrated to newest version of react navigation, however we soon found out it contained a bug that could potentially affect our customers. Since react-navigation library is an open source we were able to track down the root cause of the issue and fix it - not only for ourselves but for other developers using the same library.
my Qoorio success story: group experience
While Qoorio is currently associated for knowledge sharing between two people, I found a case where I wanted to hack the system a bit and experiment how would knowledge sharing work with multiple people.
You see, while building our product once in a while we like to get out of our own juices and invite complete stranger to get some answers about user journey of buying new home. In this case the stranger was Danielius, charming and detail oriented Qoorio engineer. I just had to meet him because we share the same surname, we both code and wear glassses, and we have 100 Facebook friends in common, so I thought that we must be cousins or smth.
I also figured - he could also spice it up (no pun intented) our meeting by showing how to cook best burgers at home. So I reached out and asked if he could come over. He agreed and I went some grocery shopping to beef it up.
The results? First, the value of sharing knowledge was much higher, because he shared his authentic thoughts about questions we cared, and we could ALL interact and ask questions. That may also a be a problem - getting in front of group strangers might be humiliating, especially if you intravert. But I think Danielius held it well, right? :)
What went well? I think it was good decision to set up event in home environment, rather than in office, because it was more informal and allowed us more ways to engage and interact - in our case cook. Meeting new perspectives, learning new sills is something fun in general, and I believe the entire group enjoyed the experience and got inspired - wether its about burgers, or about real estate.
What I would do differently next time? First, I would add more structure. The more people, the more buzz and chaos, which you need to account for and add extra time. Second, I would also set up more context what is expected from us a group, and our guest upfront to reduce potential stress. We also had this fuzzy moment where it was not clear whether our official time was over or we should just continue hanging out.
And that was my group experience at Qoorio. What was your corkiest and the mos unique experience from Qoorio meetings?
As with any skill, the skill of building a business relies on talent, experience, knowledge/data, and good systems in place to push you to implement.
Over the next few weeks I’ll go over some past and present businesses I have made/ helped make, use them as case studies, and outline what steps we took to
1) identify the aspect of the business that people would pay for
2) worked out a way to maximise that aspect
3) continually innovated to make the business provide a greater income for lower costs
The coinciding lessons of each case study, I predict, will be
1 taking action consistently is the key step that separates a failure from success
2 providing more VALUE to the customer is the foolproof way to increase income, not to fool them into spending more than they should
3 identifying the best method to get a customer’s attention and once you have that attention, to effectively show them the potential benefit to them of using the business is the way all marketing works
Also I’ll be putting in a photo of myself with each post since that seems to be what people do on Qoorio, it isn’t relevant to the post its just a picture of my face
After stopping almost all social media, I am back on this lovely community.
With time and Awareness I am more interested in building real connections that matter with people from all over the world.
How is your experience on Qoorio so far?