A Year in Review:
Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
Life at Pocket is exciting and fast-paced. There are always new features to be built, partnerships to be explored, designs to be honed and polished — the list could go on and on. The beginning of a new year, however, offers ample opportunity to sit down and reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going next. As we head into February, we thought we’d highlight a few of the things that made 2015 memorable, and set the tone for what’s to come.
2015 was momentous for Pocket in many ways. We added 12 incredibly talented people to our team and expanded Pocket’s reach by being directly integrated into the Firefox browser.
We also launched the Pocket Beta Channel, where we began to share early and experimental versions of Pocket’s new Recommended feed, including personalized recommendations (launched in August), and social recommendations (launched in December).
In 2016, we’ll be building on this foundation to make Pocket a unique place where you can not only capture, read, and watch the things you care about most, but easily discover and recommend them as well. Pocket will become your home for the best, most interesting stories the Web has to offer.
To cap things off, here are some numbers and highlights (c’mon, who doesn’t love data) from the past year. These are the topics we explored, the articles and videos we loved, and the stories we’re now just beginning to recommend.
Now, back to moving fast.
- Team Pocket
P.S. We are HIRING! If you’re an Android Developer, iOS Developer, Backend Engineer, Data Scientist, Frontend Developer, or Product Manager, we’d love to hear from you. Check out the Pocket Jobs page for more info.
Oh, and P.S.S., here are links to the awesome articles, videos, and people we mentioned above:
- What ISIS Really Wants | Graeme Wood, The Atlantic
- What is Code? | Paul Ford, Bloomberg Businessweek
- The Really Big One | Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker
- Kung Fury (Official Movie) | Laser Unicorns, YouTube
- The Tail End | Tim Urban, Wait But Why
- Addicted to Distraction | Tony Schwartz, The New York Times
- You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question | Mark Manson, Quartz
- The problem isn’t that life is unfair — it’s that you don’t know the rules | Oliver Emberton, Business Insider
- Cameron Russell’s Recommendations on Pocket
- Scott Neumyer’s Recommendations on Pocket
- M.G. Siegler’s Recommendations on Pocket
- Jamil Smith’s Recommendations on Pocket