As the world creates and uses more devices, the number of connections between devices grows exponentially. For this reason, the growth of messaging is outpacing the growth of mobile itself. This growth continually opens new avenues to enhance people’s lives through technology. However, these new avenues in mobile are not nearly as easy to navigate as those of the desktop era.
If technology is to help a person on the go, information must be highly relevant, novel, and immediately available. In fact, the act of requesting information is likely too slow for most scenarios. The tools must be predictive if they want to be useful.
These requirements: relevant, novel, and predictive are interrelated. If we’re missing any of them, the system fails to aid the user. If a system is predictive but neither relevant or novel, then the user is just getting interrupted by noise. If it is relevant, but not predictive, then we have missed our window of opportunity to help the user.
When I was offered the opportunity to tackle these challenges for 7 billion mobile devices, to say I was excited would be an understatement. The task at hand is massive, but surmountable. With the talent and support of the Quiver organization, I have all the confidence in the world that we can not only meet these strenuous demands, but exceed them.
So what’s on the docket? First a core messaging and social activity feed that we can trust to scale to millions of messages per second. After that, we’ll build real-time services that leverage novel GIS algorithms and statistical models to reach users with the right information at the right time.
Sound like fun? We’re hiring, you can find more info by reaching out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org