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From Home to HQ: Kotzilla's Own (little) Office

Koin & Cloud-Inject team in their office
The team at Kotzilla HQ πŸ˜‰:  Vanessa, Michael, Arnaud, Olwethu & Clementine


It was only a year ago that Arnaud & Michael left their (paying) jobs to embark on an incredible journey, one that some might (rightly) call a little crazy, but it's a journey that they've been passionate about from day one. Today, we're excited to share the latest chapter in our story - we've moved in to our very first office space🏒

Our journey began with a simple idea: to support mobile developers in architecting, maintaining, and scaling their applications with ease, working from our homes, driven by nothing but our vision and passion.Those early days were filled with late-night brainstorming sessions, energized by endless cups of coffee. 

A Vision for Simplified Dependency Injection

It really begins in 2017 with Arnaud, a developer and tech lead who was frustrated with the complexity and boilerplate of traditional dependency injection frameworks. He saw an opportunity to create a better solution that would make the process of managing dependencies easier, more intuitive, and more efficient. 

With this vision in mind, he set out to design Koin, a dependency injection framework built specifically for the Kotlin programming language. The goal of this open-source project was to make injecting dependencies into your code as simple and straightforward as possible, while also providing all the power and flexibility you need to write great code. And with its simple and intuitive design, Koin is used by thousands of developers around the world and is considered one of the most effective and user-friendly dependency injection frameworks available.


2022: Unveiling Kotzilla 

In 2022, Arnaud together with Michael embarked on an exciting chapter in our journey as they introduced Kotzilla to the world. This marked another significant step in our ongoing mission to provide developers with the finest architecture-focused technologies. The team has been growing ever since πŸ’—

Unlocking the Future: Cloud-inject's Beta Phase Begins

At Droidcon Berlin in July this year, we opened beta testing of our developer platform, Cloud-Inject.Cloud-Inject is a platform  designed to help Koin users gain architectural clarity, so you can build modular and scalable applications. Developers can now better understand their application's architecture behaviour, allowing you to make informed decisions without the need for extensive manual efforts. Here's what Cloud-Inject aims to do:

πŸ”­Pinpoint and Address Architecture Bottlenecks in your App
Anticipate the impact of your upcoming releases and improve your architecture 

⏩ Enhance your App’s Performance
Efficiently monitor your app performance and prioritize optimizations 

🧭 Help you Stay on Top of your App’s Vitals
Reduce maintenance time by minimizing the time required to track issues and understand your app's behavior in production

The response from Koin users was really promising. Many expressed interest in helping test and give feedback on the platform. By joining our beta testing program, Koin users are in a position to influence the development process, helping us fine-tune the platform to meet your needs and expectations. If you're a Koin user, you still have the opportunity to join the beta program too here πŸ‘‡ and give us your thoughts:

Cloud-Inject Beta testing program is Open

The Exciting Future Ahead

As we stand on the threshold of the future, we're filled with excitement, optimism & a touch of fear πŸ˜ƒ. The road ahead promises even more incredible adventures, but required a lot of work to get there.

We want to take this moment to express our heartfelt gratitude. Our thanks go out to our incredible team, our partners and investors who believed in us, and most importantly, Koin's supportive community. Your unwavering support means the world to us. 😁

We invite you all to continue this journey with us as we strive to push the boundaries of architecture-focused  technology, create innovative solutions, and make a positive impact on the lives of developers.

Thank you for being a part of our story, and here's to many more exciting chapters ahead πŸ™πŸΌ