How time flies by! It’s already end of January 2015 and we did not publish our 2014 recap, yet. But it’s never too late too share good stories, so here we go!
Our Couch year 2014 started with great new team members.
Pascal, Judith and Olli joined our team and we couldn’t be happier to have found them <3. CouchCommerce was named as one of 5 German startups to look out for in 2014 – I promise, it’s also worth to look out for us in 2015 ;). We also had our first intern at CouchCommerce.
Our team grew :)
One of the two big changes for CouchCommerce in 2014 was the announcement of Sofa.io – our SDK for E-Commerce Web Apps.
Sofa makes your life easier when it comes to building e-commerce web applications, optimized for touch devices. Sofa is open source so that you can use our powerful components, too. Sofa also embraces modularity. We split up each component into its own repository on GitHub, so that you only have to take what you need and nothing more.
For developers and agencies this is a great starting point to create e-commerce front ends based on superior web app technology. Sofa cannot only be used to bring great touch driven user experience to smartphones and tablets but also covers in-store and even desktop use cases thanks to the almost complete coverage of modern browsers today. So we are moving towards a unified front end experience delivered by CouchCommerce!
We published our all new web app in March, with a whole brand new design and usability concept. The one step snap checkout was one of the highlights of it, we also integrated a wishlist into our Web App. See for yourself how lightning fast our web app behaves in your browser! We changed the URL structure of our CouchCommerce single page web apps to improve the SEO.
We released Sofa in August 2014 with our flagship stores runtastic and Reno.
The second big thing was changing our business model. With sofa we launched our brand new website, too. Since August 2014 merchants can start to work with one of our partners or in-house developers towards a customized web app experience based on Sofa. Our first Sofa customers were runtastic and Reno.
We also took part at the Dublin web summit and got to the semi finals of the startup pitch. We were so proud to be one of 250 from more than thousand startups who were able to pitch in front of the international jury and made it to the final 10 startups!
In November we had our amazing Couch offsite on Mallorca. Our winter escape was one of the best decisions we made in 2014, we had a lot of fun, a very productive time and we enjoyed to be with each other 24/7 as much as the beautiful weather! We can’t wait to have our next offsite with our Couch family <3.
If you like to follow us, here you’ll find our social media channels. You can be sure, that we have many big news in 2015, so it’s worth staying in the loop ;).