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Since 2014 we have been on a mission to solve problems and create value through remarkable digital experiences. Here are a few things we learned and a few things that happened along the way.

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FreshWorks Studio specializes in designing & developing elegant and highly functional mobile and web apps. Our team is based in Victoria, BC and we work with startups, enterprises, and the public sector across North America to create remarkable digital experiences.

FreshWorks Studio specializes in designing & developing elegant and highly functional mobile and web apps. Our team is based in Victoria, BC and we work with startups, enterprises, and the public sector across North America to create remarkable digital experiences.

Written by FreshWorks Studio | Apr 16

Why FreshWorks?

The tech industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Here's why you should be part of our team.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jan 2

Conducting Effective Research for User Experience Design

For an application to be successful, a user’s wants and needs must be known and become the focus of designing an application. We’d like to share some user experience research tips that will assure your product or service meets user expectations.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Dec 17

Government as a Platform in Action

Innovative public servants in BC launched the BC Highways API three years ago. FreshWorks used this open API to build a new, modern digital service for BC drivers, which helped fuel its growth into one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Dec 12

A Study In Communication

In the September Lunch & Learn, our Full Stack Developer and Project Manager Rachit took a look at communication, styles of communication, and shared some of his personal strategies for communication in a software development environment.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Dec 6

The Clutch Global Ranking is Here - And We're On It!

Clutch, the data-driven field guide to business buying decisions, announced the Global Top 1000 on Monday and we cracked the top 100 this year. It was the hard work from our team and our clients that made the climb from #166 last year to #78 on the 2019 Clutch Global Top 1000 possible.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Nov 15

Utilizing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to send MIDI packets

This article will throw light on the utilization of Bluetooth Low Energy to send MIDI packets containing musical information which is generated according to the angle of rotation and linear velocity of the device being tracked by smart sensors.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Oct 22

How to Land the Job: Tech Interview Tips from a Developer

We’re constantly growing, and always in search of passionate developers to join our team, but sometimes some really amazing people come in for a tech interview and don’t really know what to expect. Here’s what we’re looking for in candidates.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Oct 11

What Connect 2019 signals about the state of digital government in BC

Last week, I attended Connect 2019, a BC Government organized invite-only event that looks at the state of digital government in BC and what the future may look like for BC Citizens. It was my first time there so I want to share some things I took away.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Sep 30

FreshWorks Studio Ranks 20th on Canada’s Top Growing Companies

We placed 20th on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. We earned this spot with three-year growth of 2,216%.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Sep 26

Sailing Plan App Sets Sail

When it comes to sailing, safety should always be an utmost concern.

Sailing (Float) Plan has one simple goal: to help save lives. Spending just five minutes to create a plan could mean the difference between being rescued, and being lost at sea.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Sep 12

We made the 2019 Startup 50 Top 10!

Canadian Business and Maclean’s has ranked FreshWorks Studio No. 7 on the 2019 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies. “The 2019 Startup 50 winners suggest the future of Canadian entrepreneurship is extremely bright,” says Beth Fraser.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Aug 29

FreshWorks at Connect 2019

Connect 2019 is designed to bring together BC Public Service and their partners to engage in ideas and opportunities. The ultimate goal: to create a digital government that exceeds the expectations of the BC citizenry.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Aug 22

Custom Wordpress Web App Development

FreshWorks Studio redesigned the Independent Investigations Office of BC’s website. The modernization solved various frustrations they were experiencing with regards to content capture workflow, usability and users’ ease of accessing information.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Aug 7

How to include offline map elements in your mobile app

As part of the MyRangeBC project, iOS developer Amir researched the use of offline maps. In this blog post he takes a closer look at the code required to make this work. You can also download his sample code and start developing your own offline map app.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jul 24

Our Hackathon for the BC Government

If you’ve ever been in or been to a hackathon, you know how fun they are. They also tend to result in some fascinating ideas being developed into useful applications or application features. We just hosted one for the BC Government this month.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jul 8

FreshWorks Wins Employer of the Year - VIATEC Awards

FreshWorks Studio took home the highly coveted Employer of the Year award at the 2019 VIATEC Awards on June 14th. Browse the photo gallery.

FreshWorks is hiring! Click the link below to explore open positions.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jun 28

FreshWorks wins at the Technology Impact Awards!

FreshWorks Studio was recognized last night at the Technology Impact Awards with a win in the Company of the Year - Growth Success category. FreshWorks co-founders Samarth Mod and Rohit Boolchandani were present to accept the award.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jun 26

FreshWorks CEO Sam receives RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award

FreshWorks Studio co-founder and CEO Sam (Samarth) Mod received the prestigious RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards last night at the award ceremony in Toronto. An additional honour was bestowed upon him in the form of the RBC Entrepreneur Award.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jun 17

BC Wage Subsidy Program

Hey BC business owners - did you know you can partially offset the cost of bringing on new talent to your team? The GT Hiring Solutions Wage Subsidy program is a valuable resource that is not nearly utilized enough. Click to learn more.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jun 6

Increasing Diversity in Your Business

Attracting diverse talent has been a hot topic in the business world lately. In the month of May we gave diversity even more time in the spotlight, paying mind to practices that promote diversity in your business.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | May 31

Understanding The Discovery Process in Software Development

The old adage is to measure twice and cut once; the discovery process in software development builds a shared understanding of your app idea. This saves time, improves concepts, and gives you the tools to create a remarkable digital experience.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | May 21

A Place for Mom: Senior Assisted Living Advisors Launch In Canada

Three members from the A Place For Mom (APFM) team in Seattle joined us here in Victoria for an evening celebrating months of hard work that culminated in the on-time delivery of a fantastic new website. Join the party - click the link below.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | May 14

Meet the Team - Gyan - Full Stack Developer

Meet Gyan, Full Stack Developer here at FreshWorks since January 2018. After being with us for over a year, he's ready to share insights into what the day-to-day at FreshWorks is like, what his job entails, and his thoughts on current technology trends.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | May 6

FreshWorks Quarterly Updates (May 2019)

What’s the buzz? The FreshWorks bees are working harder than ever in 2019. In our first-ever video update, FreshWorks founders Sam and Rohit share a range of news including VIATEC's Fu**-Up Night, award nominations, and exciting new projects underway.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Apr 29

FreshWorks is Ready for Agile Open Canada

The infamous unconference is coming to Vancouver May 27-28, and FreshWorks is one of Agile Open Canada’s sponsors this year. Join us at Soundhouse Studios to help shape the unconference through deep, meaningful information sharing and networking.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Mar 4

Meet the Team: Meredith - Front-End Developer and Scrum Master

Meet Meredith, our Front-End Developer and Scrum Master at FreshWorks Studio. After being with us for a year, she's here to share insights into what daily FreshWorks culture is like, and what her job entails. Ready to join our team? Visit our Careers page.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Feb 22

Are You Ready For Battlesnake 2019?

Battlesnake comes back to the Victoria Conference Center on March 2nd. FreshWorks will be entering bounty snakes for the first time and you can win some great prizes for challenging us or the other participating tech companies from around Victoria.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Feb 4

Creating an AI Chatbot Powered by IBM Watson

As part of a proof of concept project, we tried using IBM Watson’s Assistant, Speech-to-Text. and Text-to-Speech services to create an interactive chatbot. Read on to find out just how easily you can harness the power of AI.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jan 28

Seaplane App Takes Flight

The world’s largest seaplane airline, Harbour Air, started 2019 by launching brand new mobile applications. Over many months we helped their team complete great digital products to improve passenger experience so we were on standby to celebrate with them.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jan 24

IPAC Victoria Digital Government

A few nights ago VIATEC hosted an event by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) in Victoria that demonstrated the passion which with leaders in both the public and private sector are pursuing their vision for a bold new digital future.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jan 7

Fresh at FreshWorks: My First Few Months as an iOS Developer

After graduation I immediately started looking for a job, and because I was a junior, I found it very difficult to find a company that would take a chance on me. After a long search, I found FreshWorks and I began my journey as a junior software developer.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Jun 11

According to Clutch, FreshWorks Studio Continues to Deliver!

Clutch performs extensive research on App Developers in Canada and uses over a dozen criteria to rank companies, the most important one being client reviews. In the past few months we have had some reviews which assure us that our clients are still happy.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Dec 11

FreshWorks Open House 2017

On Friday, we kicked off the holiday season with an open house at our office. Thank you to everyone that came out and made it such a wonderful evening. If you weren't able to stop in please reach out anytime as we'd love to give you a tour of the new office.

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Written by FreshWorks Studio | Aug 10

August FreshWord: FreshWorks is Fourth in Canada

After more successful projects, Clutch.co has just ranked FreshWorks fourth in their Leaders Matrix of Top Canadian App Development Companies. We’ve also been recognized by Instabug, continue to grow our team, and will be moving to a new office very soon.

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