Top gooidev executive to lead a Middle East initiative

Company is supporting strong business opportunities in MENA region

DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 1, 2015) Jay Namboor, chief product officer of gooidev, will be the first key executive to land in the Middle East, as part of the company’s response to a significant uptick in business opportunities in the region.

“We are committing one of our most valuable executives to this assignment,” said gooidev CEO Paul N. Greenwood.  “We are experiencing a range of business opportunities there and it makes sense to put Jay there for an initial rotation.”

Namboor, who will be based in Dubai, will provide client support as well as recruiting and training local talent for the app and web development company’s international team of specialists. “Our business development effort will require new hires and interns in the region,” he said.

Namboor is an experienced consultant, solving complex technology issues for Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, financial services and digital media. He built a foundation as a business analyst. “He has a deep understanding of regulatory issues and an unusual ability to synthesize complex business requirements,” said Greenwood.

Since 2013, Namboor’s talents have been used in the creation of mygooi and its subsidiary companies, in all aspects of the branding, technology and business operations.

“Extensive international experience bolsters his leadership in the gooidev efforts in India and the Middle East, where he will execute our management plan and business development functions for the software development platform,” said Greenwood.

Namboor starts the assignment tomorrow (Nov. 2, 2015).

About gooidev

gooidev is a global team of digital specialists who provide support for app and web development on both Android and iOS platforms. Its team’s members apply global resources and expertise to seamlessly manage development and expedite results for small and midsized businesses that want to outsource this segment of their operations. Headquartered in Chennai, India, and Des Moines, Iowa, USA, gooidev uses an Agile working process. For more information, visit http://gooidev.com/index.php

About mygooi

mygooi™ (https://www.facebook.com/mygooi) is an energetic brand platform that is digital, creative, disruptive and global. Its portfolio of emerging products sizzle with IC/DC (Innovation and Creativity/Disruption and Community). mygooi’s utility and purpose are to bring people together with innovative digital products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chennai, India, mygooi has as its mission to Go Where The Life Is.™

See mygooi updates and watch gooination grow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mygooi.

gooidev to develop software for Ashokan Systems

Will work on next level mobile, web Synch platform.

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 18, 2015) Ashokan Systems has contracted with gooidev to deliver software elements for Ashokan’s mobile and web phase 1 of Synch, the companies announced. Synch is an interactive and evolutionary personal assistant platform, they said.

“gooidev has an understanding and sensibility, and an international reach, suited to our development needs,” said Simon Strauss, Ashokan founder and CEO.

Steve Beaumont, gooidev president and chief operating officer, added, “We are looking forward to working with Ashokan Systems to introduce a product that will be truly revolutionary once fully realized.”

About Ashokan Systems

Ashokan Systems was founded in 2013 in New York with associates in the United Kingdom and Europe. The Synch project is staffed by a team with a history of working together in high-velocity business settings.

About gooidev

gooidev, a division of mygooi™, is a global team of digital specialists who provide support for app and web development on both Android and iOS platforms. Its team’s members apply global resources and expertise to seamlessly manage development and expedite results for small and midsized businesses that want to outsource this segment of their operations. Headquartered in Chennai, India, and Des Moines, Iowa, USA, gooidevelopment uses an Agile working process. For more information, visit http://gooidev.com/index.php

See mygooi updates and watch gooination grow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mygooi.

Visit mygooi’s website and download the app upon release at http://www.mygooi.com.

Mygooi supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check them out at http://www.cff.org.

Media Contacts:

Richard Greb
mygooi
847-651-1445 / Richardg@mygooi.com

Mark Perlman
mygooi
312-315-0707 / Markp@mygooi.com

 

mygooi™ Sponsors Design Competition

Students to create user interfaces for gooisocial mobile app

DES MOINES, Iowa (PRWEB) December 19, 2014

Design students at Grand View University are being challenged to bring their fresh ideas to the business screen of mygooi’s gooisocial application, the company said. It is sponsoring a competition, which will take place the week of Jan. 12, with the winner receiving a gift card and recognition for the accomplishment.

The students are taking interactive design with Cyndi Wiley, assistant professor of art and design at the Des Moines school and winner of a 2014-15 professional development award provided by The Principal Financial Group. Wiley said the competition fits with her development of a program in Interactive Media Technology and Human Computer Interaction which is being funded, in part, by the award.

mygooi founder and president Jay Namboor said, “We are challenging the students to create a user interface (UI) that maintains the consistency of the app’s theme and purpose, using the skills they’ve learned in all their design classes. We’ll make a presentation about gooisocial, walking them through each screen and the app’s functionality. They will compete against each other in creating the most innovative UI design.

“On the last day of the competition, students will present their designs to professor Wiley and a team from mygooi. We’re looking for a winning UI design we can use partially or completely in the app. We’ll also encourage all participants to feature these designs in their portfolios and on their resumes.”

The free gooisocial app is business focused and driven by consumers. It does not include liking, friending or a skewed fan base but has a gooi rating scale that allows local businesses to compete with large corporations.
“It’s an interactive innovative app that rewards businesses for good service, and users for their feedback,” said Namboor. “gooisocial is a customizable, all-inclusive platform for businesses. It grows as their needs, products and fan base grow. This is the app that everyone will want to download.”

The UI is to be easy to navigate for all ages, but can be focused on males and females ages 20 through 40, according to the competition guidelines. The students must take into consideration mygooi’s corporate colors, fonts and the overall look of the current app screens.

“We want students to use their creativity to think outside the box!” added Namboor.
gooisocial (http://www.gooisocial.com, http://mygooi.com/products/gooisocial/), a free mobile social app, highlights businesses, places, people and things that are one-of-a-kind. Something gooi is not something you like; it’s something you or your trusted buddies in the gooiverse love. It is available for iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gooisocial/id900305840?mt=8) and android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gooi.social).

Grand View University, founded in 1896, is a private not-for-profit liberal arts university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. It offers a career-oriented, liberal arts–grounded curriculum at two campus locations in greater Des Moines.

About mygooi

mygooi™ is an energetic brand platform that is digital, creative, disruptive and global. Its portfolio of emerging products sizzles with IC/DC (Innovation and Creativity/Disruption and Community). mygooi’s utility and purpose are to bring people together with innovative digital products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chennai, India, mygooi lives where the sun always shines and has as its mission to Go Where The Life Is.™

See mygooi updates and watch gooination grow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mygooi.
Visit our website and download apps at http://www.mygooi.com.
mygooi supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check them out at cff.org.

Media Contacts:
Richard Greb
mygooi
847-651-1445 / Richardg(at)mygooi.com

Mark Perlman
mygooi
312-315-0707 / Markp(at)mygooi.com

gooibiz Experts: Get Your Eye on the Brazilian Market

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The biggest market in Latin America, Brazil, is both challenging and full of amazing potential for tech development. Last week we looked at Latin American social media trends, but today we are focusing on Brazil. With last year’s World Cup and the 2016 Rio Games, Brazil looks set to stay in the global limelight for the next two years at least. While Brazil has shown a lot of positive growth, it is not without challenges. Any business thinking about entering Brazil will have to decide how to best reach Brazilian customers. Below is a primer to help you make the right decision to get the best bang for your marketing buck.

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