A good mobile navigation design should be intuitive and simple to help the user find what they want as easily as possible. There are many tools that designers use to create a navigation system in a mobile application, but only a fraction of them actually serve their purpose.

In this article, we break down the most effective UI components and explain why they work.

What is mobile app navigation

Navigation is how users interact with the application, design, and move from one interface item to another. It can be compared to a road system: the application has dozens of highways that direct users in the direction they want.

The navigation design of any product is one of the main points of development. As a navigation goal, many prescribe the movement of users in the shortest possible time, but the user’s path should not only be fast, but also logical and simple.

What mobile navigation should be

Clear and intuitive

People don’t want to think about what buttons are for and where links lead. From the point of view of convenience, it is enough for them to make the navigation simple and clear. The conducted research, the formed user profile and knowledge of behavior patterns will help to create such navigation.


The application should be user-friendly with any finger size. No one should waste time clicking the icon several times trying to go to the desired page. Therefore, the links and buttons in the application should be large enough that most people can click any of them the first time. The universal button size is 10 mm.

It is also important to consider the distance between navigation items. Users must have enough free space to avoid clicking on other buttons next to them.

With legible content

The phone screen is much smaller than the computer screen, so readability problems can arise, as in many applications, even the icons from the hamburger menu are accompanied by text. Don’t make users lose their eyesight trying to read text on links and buttons.

Size really matters in mobile navigation, so you need to spend time testing and checking how users interact with the app. Invest time and effort in prototyping to recreate realistic navigation and fix any mistakes ahead of time.

An article on what prototypes are

With orderly and visual hierarchy

Small screens are much easier to make clutter, so the design of mobile apps requires you to ditch the secondary elements (or place them in the menu). In the case of mobile apps, designers choose a minimalistic design that does not clutter up the interface with unnecessary graphic elements.

UI components for mobile apps

Hamburger menu

In the limited space of a mobile interface, a hamburger menu will help hide complex navigation to avoid distractions. In addition, the hamburger menu is familiar to almost all users and has its advantages: they already know what it is, how it works and what to expect. Familiar elements in the product interface help the user to relax and learn new things more easily.

An example of a humble hamburger menu in the telegram app. The app is easy to use because the hamburger menu offers all the key navigation options you might need. And all this with a simple icon that takes up almost no space in the interface.

Bottom navigation in the app

The bottom navigation helps you to use the application freely and to hold the phone comfortably in your hands, so it allows you to reach certain points with a single tap of your finger. And if you use no more than five points, it reduces user fatigue and saves screen space.

The Twitter mobile app navigation is centered on the bottom bar, covering the four main points of the app.

Top navigation in the app

It also consists of a navigation bar, but is located at the top of the screen and is usually used in conjunction with other tools. For example, it is used for primary links that remain visible when scrolling, and for secondary links, the bottom bar or hamburger menu.

App navigation based on gestures

Gesture-based navigation allows users to quickly swipe in the desired direction to navigate an application or perform specific actions. It has been around for decades as a UI navigation template, but it only gained popularity with the popular dating app Tinder, where you can swipe left or right to match.

Gesture navigation helps you navigate between scenes in the app, and gestures to touch and drag horizontally and vertically, zoom in and out. This creates an interactive and dynamic user experience.

This interface pattern is easy to understand even for an inexperienced user, since gestures are often intuitive and require few steps to get the right result.

In the application Treep the classic swipe left or right pattern is used. This makes the process of choosing an activity dynamic, easy and interesting.

Full screen navigation of mobile apps

While the previous templates in the list boil down to minimal use of screen space, full-screen navigation suggests the opposite approach: here almost all of the screen is devoted to mobile navigation only. This approach helps guide users from general to specific sections of the product.

This kind of navigation can be a little tedious, but designers use a clear visual hierarchy so as not to overwhelm the user. This method has its drawbacks, but it helps the person to see all product features and choices at a glance.


Cards in the user interface can make the application even more user-friendly. They come in all shapes and sizes and are a great way to show different elements in one place: text boxes, links, or photos. They also help users immediately notice when the screen can be scrolled horizontally, which improves the overall usability. Another plus is that they can be easily adjusted to fit any screen size, which is great for responsive apps.

Spotify has grown into a music streaming giant and their user interface designs reflect that. Mobile Navigation focuses on cards on the home page that help you find music content. Spotify is known for motivating users to explore new musical horizons: it enhances the entire user experience. As a bonus, there is a bottom navigation bar that helps you get to grips with the main navigation of the app. This makes Spotify easy to understand and learn even for new users.

3D Touch

3D Touch was first introduced by Apple. The company began to use a shortcut that reflects the main actions for the selected application.

Another common use for such mobile navigation is for content previews. When working with a list of content suggestions, such as an email or article list, this can be a good way to provide a preview to the user.

3D Touch is convenient, but access to central functions doesn’t have to be done with it alone. Mobile navigation should still provide a clear path for users to find basic functionality without opening the 3D Touch option.

The purpose of navigation is to help users achieve the purpose for which they are using the application. Knowing their preferences and taking into account the limited screen space, you can create convenient navigation and high-quality UX.

About CodeKarussell

Hey there,

Sorry, we haven’t finished our CodeKarussell Homepage yet.

You know why? We are currently focusing and working with 100% of our energy on bubble it! – if you have any further questions to past projects and what else we did with CodeKarussell like consultancy or contract work, just write an email to [email protected]

Oh, and why we named it CodeKarussell? Because we believe in beautiful Code – we see programming as a piece of art and our products mirror that.

Best Regards,

Björn, Niko, Tim and Witali

About my first days in San Francisco

“Flexi-Planning is the best planning” – Vinod Khosla

 By Witali / happy larry on bubble it! 

Silicon Valley is a very different place compared to Germany. After spending a week here, I prepared a short of list of 10 facts that are important to mention and differentiate companies in Silicon Valley from most of the companies in Germany.

1. Always follow a vision

First I want to mention an example why US companies are different compared to the ones in Germany, or anywhere in the world: Just look at airbnb. If you check out their website their claim is: “People should belong anywhere and feel like at home at any place in the world.” On the website they speak about community and about helping each other. Switching the website to wimdu.de, which is doing exactly the same stuff, there is written that they are 50% cheaper than regular hotel rooms! What do you think is more appealing to be part of? 50% cheaper than a hotel room, or the community which makes you feel everywhere like being at home? US companies have a vision, they follow a mission, they are willing to make meaning, to solve problems, not to make money on first hand.

2. Innovate instead of Accuse

I would like to mention another example from Stanford. When Stanford released its fourth batch of students in 1895, they went to a painting shop at night and bought a whole bunch of red color to paint the entire campus with the figure 95. In the next morning the administration was for sure not very happy about the fact, that the entire campus was painted in red, however instead of accusing, they invented that every new year will get a huge tile stone at the main building to set their batch in stone forever, so nobody will forget them. They took the situation as it is and innovated and there are hundreds of stories like this on Stanford campus.

3. Never stop learning

You need to be willing to learn your entire life. Great entrepreneurs and minds never stop learning. I met a musician, who started to learn coding or a computer engineer that has a major in philosophy. It is just impressive how many different interests people in the valley follow.

4. The Eco-system matters

The amount of start-ups is just incredible. In almost every building there is a start-up and everybody is doing something with start-ups, or is working in one of the big companies like google, apple, facebook, salesforce, oracle, airbnb, uber, twitter and so many more. And even the big ones are actually not very old compared to the ones in Germany. And most importantly: They seem to be open to talk, collaborate and help each other.

5. The background doesn`t matter

An entrepreneur could be a housewife with her husband, like the founders of the company houzz who have recently received funding of $165 MM, a boy starting a payment solution called “stripe” with 20 years, or a former alcohol brand promoter starting “charity water”, being able to deliver clean water to 5 million people and receiving $ 170 MM of charity money. Sure, most people are computer engineers, but it is not a requirement. It depends on how much you want something to be successful.

6. People read a lot

Every founder of a successful company will suggest you at least 3 – 5 books that have influenced him. There are many great books out there that give a good overview of peoples failures and you can learn a lot from those books.

7. Companies iterate fast

“Hey man, you have to go fast” is what you hear a lot. That is why a business plan does not really help, because you might end up doing something totally different a few weeks after expressing your first idea. In Silicon Valley they call it flexi-planning.

8. Put the customer first and talk to your users

Founders are expected to talk to their users at least 30% of their time. This sounds a lot, however it really makes sense, especially here in the US people are very frank and honest with their feedback. I am so glad that we build a geolocation-based communication app, so I can claim a pub crawl as part of understanding the customer

9. You should seek for advice and mentorship

Out here are so many great mentors, people with experience and a great network who really want to help. Coming from Germany I always think that I do not want to waste the time of people, however they really want to help you and are glad to do so.

10. Companies start of from home

Looking even at the most successful accelerator Y-Combinator, which has funded great companies, they expect you to get an apartment in San Francisco and work from there. Even though it is an incubator/accelerator they do not provide you with office space, but expect you to work from home, because they claim that this is the way to start: Cheap, whole time work, never stop thinking, never stop innovating.

Some great websites with helpful advices:

–        http://www.khoslaventures.com/

–        http://blog.ycombinator.com/

The 4 best quotes from last week:

–        “The more experienced the people are, the less likely they are to innovate because they are bias” – Vinod Khosla

–        “At the beginning you should do exceptionally great customer service, even though it is not scalable, but it gives you a great insight and the first customers are very important

–        I kind of liked this thought: “Just imagine what we (all entrepreneurs) could do together if we would 100% trust each other

–        Why the valley is successful “Success breeds success”.

Cheers from San Francisco


How to get around in Start Up Disneyland

After spending some weeks in San Francisco we wanted to share our experience, especially for those of you that are interested in startups. We can just recommend to go there someday to learn and experience the vibe of innovation, disruption and creative thinking. These vibes are very different, compared to Germany, as there is still this feeling of the gold rush. However, the gold is not hidden in the ground anymore, but between the lines of code, written by developers. Today, the gold miners are not outside the whole day anymore, they hide in the shadows of huge office buildings and only come out for good reasons. But let’s get to the eight points:

1. What is the difference between San Francisco and Silicon Valley

The difference is distance and size of companies. In general there are many start ups in San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Bruno, San Jose and Redwood City. However, most of the new ones seem to be in San Francisco, as well as most of the meetups and conferences.

To get from San Francisco to Palo Alto, you need to take the CalTrain, which is about an hour ride. Many people working for Facebook, Apple or Google are commuting every single day, as they don’t want to miss out on a great city life. Therefore do not assume that locations are just next to each other. We have spent many hours to get from one place to another for a one hour meeting.

About the companies, there is a saying “the harder it gets, the more south they are”, meaning that depending on how much “hardware” a company has in its DNA the more south it is located in Silicon Valley. An example would be Apple in Cupertino and Twitter, Uber and Yelp in San Francisco. However, there are always exceptions like Facebook or Google.

2. When is the best time to go there? When you are running a start up, just started a startup, or you just have a start up idea?

San Francisco and the Silicon Valley is definitely worth a visit, if you want to learn more about start ups and technology in general. However, how can you maximize your personal progress and the effect for your start up? There could be the following stages:

o   You have no clue what to do and just want to get some inspiration what could be your next step. No doubt, San Francisco and the Silicon Valley is a great place to get this. Daily meetups, conferences and different workshop will give you very quick insights of what is currently top notch in terms of technology. However, meeting the really interesting guys is probably difficult because those guys don`t appear at meetups. Try not to freak out, it can be very overwhelming how many ideas there are around and how well people are able to sell their idea. Take it easy, listen and let it digest before taking any action.

o   You have a startup idea and would like to evaluate, if the idea could be the next google? We think that going to the Valley is probably not the best timing, as you need at least a prototype to show. You will see that an idea is not worth  a penny. Many people have a bunch of ideas. However, finding the courage, the money and the right people to do it is difficult and without having invested the time in building a prototype, talking to users and nailing down the specific problem you are solving, you won’t get very far. The feedback you will get might discourage you. With just an idea most people will tell you how many solutions there are out there trying to solve the same problem. Furthermore, we would anyway recommend to start talking to your friends, family and neighbors, if you are in the initial phase of proving the value proposition of your product. These are probably the people you are building it for. San Francisco would just be another survey, another user group and I am not sure, if that is worth the journey.

o   If you have a running prototype, but no running operations yet, it could be a great time to go. The good thing about San Francisco is that you might get better feedback from people in a bar, on the street, or your Uber driver, than from many business angels or VCs in other parts of the world. People are very exposed to new products in the valley. Therefore they have seen a thousand of apps, software solutions and websites to be able to tell why they like your product or not. Be aware of 2 things: First of, some people are annoyed by all that startup ideas. They actually don`t want to listen anymore. Second thing: Some people have lost their homes, because rents and costs of living are going through the roof, due to the number of rich employees from the tech industry (google, facebook etc.). If they get to know that you are working in tech, then you might want to start running.

o   You want investment: You should have at least a prototype and even more important: You should have numbers. Some people say, the old Serias A is the new Seed Round. Investing in ideas became very rare and you should show up with some proof for your idea and product – then a lot of doors will be open for you. However, many Americans think that Europeans are rather conservative, and can not keep up concerning flexibility or pace. Proof them wrong, show them how quickly you are moving. Have a specific problem that you solving and a market where you product works. The market can be as small as your hometown only, but you have to have real user stories that happened to people using your MVP. Usually, Investors will also ask you to open an entity in the US and have at least one founder around. They don’t like investing in an UG (haftungsbeschränkt) of GmbH. Think carefully about the viability and costs (tax) of these options, if you want U.S. money.

3. How to get around

San Francisco is all about taking an Uber or Lyft. Probably, while I am writing this blog post everything has changed again, as those two companies move extremely fast. Everybody, who owns a car can be a taxi driver and it works just incredibly smooth. Drivers are very friendly, helpful and it seems to be that there is always somebody around, even at 4am in the morning. We were happy to sit in an Uber at 4 am in the morning, after a good evening in a few pubs and not walking the whole way. The driver was even so nice to offer a water. They do everything for a good review ;). However you need an US cell phone number to use that service.

There is also a metro line, the so called BART, which is quick, however has only a very limited amount of stops, but is definitely faster, than the car.

The Bus system is actually not too bad. They are quite frequent and go to most parts of the city. However, people in the startup community seem to never use it anymore, since Uber is around.

The Caltrain brings you to all major cities in the Valley, like Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose. Renting a car is not too expansive. We have rented a car at “Rent a Wreck”, which worked just fine. We even thought about renting a car instead of a room to stay as it would have been much cheaper, but parking downtown is quite bad.

4. Write all your start up friends you are coming

Before arriving to SF and the Valley just tell your startup friends that you are going to the valley and many people will know somebody who knows somebody in the valley. We encountered the situation that people had already heard about us because a friend from Germany, who has connections to the valley told them. The startup scene in the valley is huge, but extremely well connected.

5. What about universities like Stanford and Berkley

You should see that. Stanford is like another planet. It is beautiful and well maintained. Join a free tour on campus to get some nice insights and join some lectures. You will find a list of lectures you can visit on their website. Professors are high class and very open for a short discussion after the lecture. We even made an appointment with a Junior Professor on the same day after his lecture to discuss some ideas. Stanford is in Palo Alto, about a 30 minutes walk, or 10 min Bus ride from the train station. Berkely is right across the bay and more united with the city of Berkley. It is as well a great place to go. There are sometimes meetups in the university to get some helpful information. Standford is No 1 for Computer Science in the U.S., while Berkely is more specialized in the fields of electrical engineering.


6. Great areas to go and to stay:

o   Mission District

We stayed in the Mission District for some weeks. It is known for the rather alternative scene of San Francisco. There are many Mexicans around and you will see the influence of food, art and vibe. There is one taco restaurant next to the other. It has a great atmosphere and well connected with the BART.

o   Market Street

This is the central road of San Francisco and Downtown. However, it got a bit sketchy, especially the further it gets from the seaside and around the district of tenderloin. On Market Street there are some huge companies like Uber and Twitter, however you should know where you are going.

o   North Beach and Marina

Super beautiful, as it is right next to the seaside with beautiful houses. However definitely not the cheapest place to be.

o   SOMA (South of Market), Howard Street, Folsom Street:

South of Market used to be more industrial with warehouses and car dealers, however now warehouses gets turned into loft apartments. Definitely not the most beautiful place to stay, but who knows what is inside the building. You might be surprised. Most smaller start ups and a lot of Accelerators / Co-working places are in that area.

o   Haight-Ashbury

This is where the hippie movement started and you can still feel it a bit. Nice houses but a bit hard to get there, as it is quite far from downtown and no BART station around.

o   Financial District

Witali stayed also in the Financial District for a while. Everything is very easy to access from there: Either going south to Palo Alto, or East to Berkeley, going down to Mission or north to the Marina. There are many options to get around and we like to wander around those huge skyscrapers.


7. Where to work – Co-Working spaces:

There is a huge number of Co­-Working spaces in San Francisco. Most of them are only for long term use though and for some you have to apply to be there, the well-known once are the following:

o   Runway: Quite huge and in the same building as Twitter. There is also a pitchcontest going on each month, it’s called pitchforce. You have to imagine the size of two basketball fields entirely packed with chairs and tables.

o   Parisoma: Here you have even short term deals to work for a few days. Nice building, good working environment and some cool ping pong tables.

o   Rocketspace: Quite famous and pretty much downtown. Companies like Uber, Spotify have been in one of the two locations in the city center. To get to know it, you should just join one of their weekly wine drinking meetups. Very friendly receptionist and a nice place to network and meet with some companies.

o   WeWorK: Seems to be very well know, but I haven`t been there.

o   Startupbasecamp (http://startupbasecamp.org/): Co-Living and Co-Working at once. They have two locations and if you want to work where you live, it is great. Also in terms of meeting similar minded entrepreneurs. After staying and working for a while at the same place, you might make some good friends.

o   Startuphouse: Same here, Co-Living and Co-Working. It can get quite crowded and a bit noisy as the kitchen and living room is also the working space. They have a cool pitch contest, called Start Up battlefield.

If you want to work in a café, then we would highly recommend the Workshopcafe (http://www.workshopcafe.com/). It is a coffee place but especially made for people that want to work there. You really have everything you need.

8. Visit existing companies, if you have the chance:

It is nice to get to know the story of some companies in SF and the best place to do so is to visit their offices. However bear in mind that you cannot just walk in and ask for an office tour. It is not going to happen, therefore you need to have some friends or friends of friends within those companies:

o   Airbnb: They have probably one of the nicest offices in San Francisco. If you happen to know somebody working for them, ask for lunch in their office. You won`t regret it. They have a very nice atmosphere and visiting their wall of history, I found it quite impressive to see, how it all started.

o   Google: They have two offices. One is downtown and the other one is in Mountain View. The downtown office has a great view on the Bay Bridge, the main office in Mountain View is just huge. Same here, only if you know people you can visit.

o   Twitter: We unfortunate haven`t been in their office but we have heard that it is definitely worth being there. There are also some pubs around Market street that are known to be visited by many Twitter employees, so maybe it is worth to visit those, get some drinks with those folks and get a office visit. Same for Facebook, we couldn’t visit, but heard it is very impressive.

o   Mozilla / Firefox: Mozilla is right next to the Google downtown office and also not far away from Yahoo. No wonder Mozilla just made a deal with Yahoo, as they probably met in a Starbucks between they offices. If you want to learn how to manage a worldwide community of contributors, then try to see if you manage to get to know somebody.

Overall San Francisco and the Silicon Valley are an awesome place to visit. The only downside is the very high costs of living. It is mostly sunny and it can be a great way to escape from the bad weather of your home country. In addition you learn a lot about startups, product development and you start to understand, why so many world famous companies evolved out of this tech-wonderland.

Why are we going to San Francisco?

The best way to learn is to learn from the best.

This is why we are going to the Silicon Valley, the centerpiece of the start-up scene.

Why, might a few of you ask. Isn’t Cologne beautiful enough? Why do you need to travel so far, you can code here as good as you would do it over there, wouldn`t you?

First, yes, Cologne is one of the greatest cities on earth, but we want to bring the product, the mission and finally our own entrepreneurial skills to the next level.

We have worked on our application for more than 15 months so that it is more than just an application for us by now. It is a mission for us to bring people together and make their life more enjoyable.

Why we are going to San Francisco now? Becuase there is no place on earth with more innovators, early adopters and people that give you honest and constructive feedback. We try to get out there and talk to as much entrepreneurs as possible.

After that, we will be at SxSW in Austin, Texas, one of the largest conferences for Social Media in the world.

And again why now? We have the vision to build up a community of people that love freedom, free speech and help each other. We need to evaluate now, if our product can really bring the value that we expect. We want to stop assuming and start analyzing.

We have already proven the value of the product for a rather small community and developed a great technology that already got outstanding on an international level. However, there is a very long road ahead of us and we are certain that the experiences in Silicon Valley will play a key role in product development and our general thinking about entrepreneurship.

Witali already arrived in San Francisco last Monday to get his first impressions and pave the road for the rest of the team. He is already impressed by the amount of startups, the huge amount of technical innovation and the open mindset of local entrepreneurs.

We will be blogging to share our thoughts and ideas. If you are curious where we are, find us in this new cool app and follow our bubbles. For iOS Beta, please write [email protected] , our android beta can be found under “Music and Art Cologne” in the German Google Play store.

Have a great day,

Björn, Niko, Tim and Witali

For developers

We have developed the first live interactive map technology which makes it possible to have the fastest map on your smartphone you have ever seen and some developers even asked:

“WTF – Why does it even work offline” YES we can. ”

– Optimized caching

– High performance

– Offline availability

– Easy to integrate any datasource

– Easy adjustable design – We can be even more beautiful

Our map technology is still in beta test for third parties, but if you want to benefit already now give me a shout: [email protected]

Driving to Austin or taking the plane (10 days vs. 3 hours)?

There are three major aspects to be aware of in order to develop a great product and build a company.

  1. Founders market fit
  2. Product market fit
  3. Ability to manage growth

Most of the people have heard about the product market fit and that managing rapid growth is difficult, but what is founders market fit?

When you start a company, you don’t earn a lot of money in the beginning and you might not even know what the final product will look like. You spend most of your time working and there will be times when you ask yourself: “why am I doing all of this?”

You have to like your product, your users and the outcome. But there is just one thing that stays for sure during your journey as a StartUp: Your Co-Founders. You have to love the people with whom you are walking side by side with. However, the team also needs to fit the mission it wants to accomplish to be successful on the market. That is the simple explanation of the founders market fit.

Having this in mind we asked ourselves how to build a great product, improve our skills as entrepreneurs and our team in the most efficient way.

We stayed in San Francisco for a while. In order to get to SXSW we then had to choose between taking a 3 hours flight or a 10 day journey. We chose the 10 day journey and decided to drive 3.500 kilometers down to Austin in a caravan.

We discussed our plan with others and most of the people said: “Guys, you need to focus now, build your product, iterate, get it done, fast” etc. and you know what? They are all right. Of course we should do that. Getting things done is extremely important, but getting the right things done is even more important.

It is true that the working conditions on the road are far from perfect. You can imagine that the internet conncection are not that great in the desert of New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.

However, being in a caravan for 10 days you learn more about the people you work with than in months of sharing a table at work. Therefore getting to know each other in a very private atmosphere makes sense. In addition, it’s important to unwind and get a fresh mind for the next steps of the product and of course also to prepare for SXSW.

On top of that we invited our girlfriends to join us. “Why?”, you might ask, “wouldn’t that be counterproductive in terms of distraction.” Well yes, of course it’s a whole different story. However, what we figured out within the last year and months is that private life sacrifices a lot. For us bubble it! is a large family and it is important to us that the people we care about understand what we do, why we do it and with whom we are spending most of our time.

Furthermore, there is another reason why we chose to be entrepreneurs and taking the risks that come along with it. We want to be independent and able to make our own decisions. We worked in national parks, at the seaside facing the ocean, at lakes, in the desert and on the road. Because we wanted to and because we currently have the flexibility to do it. We visited incredible places and had a great time that we will remember for years. In business terms: We believe the investment will pay off big time in the future. We know each others personalities even better, we had the time to reload our batteries and at the same time we were productive and able to plan the next steps of the venture.

A trip like that needs to have the right timing. After a long time without any break from work and with no major traction that would keep us busy in terms of operations, the timing was perfect for us. To sum it up: If you are in the early days of your business and you have the choice between a roadtrip or taking the plane, our advice would be: Roadtrip

A summer of bubbles

A wonderful Friday everybody

we hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer. There has been a lot going on on our side during these last months and we thought it’s time to get you up to date again.

Our team is now in the crucial and exciting phase of final product development. Below you find a chronologic overview of the most important events within the last months:

We are a company now! And it’s all about building incredible products and writing beautiful code. That’s why we are CodeKarussell!

In June, we won the Exist-Scholarship, awarded by the German Ministry of Economics. This means a lot to us as we are financially independent now and can focus completely on the vision and the goals of bubbleApp.

In August, we entered the closed-beta phase for iOS and since then, it’s getting really exiting. The next beta-meetup will be in Berlin for the first time. If you want to become a tester, swing by on the 5th of October at 7pm at Modersohnstraße 60. Just write us an email.

In September we also entered closed-beta on Android. We could persuade new bubblers with pitch and product during the Pirate Summit in Cologne. The feedback we got during these very intense days was fundamental for our new iteration that will be offered as a public beta test later this fall.

Just two weeks ago we were happy to win the “Sonderpreis Digital” presented byWirtschaftsjunioren Köln and awarded at dmexco.

So, if you are around Berlin on Sunday, the 5th of October, come around and become a bubbleApp test user. There will be some beer, cool people, new features and a lot to talk about. Let us know until the 3rd if you are on board.

So far from us, if you have comments, questions or feedback, just write an email to [email protected]

All the best,
Björn, Niko and Tim