I decided to wrap up our recent rebranding which we didn’t really explain anywhere. We just rolled out a new site and, all of a sudden, started branding all our apps as ‘Made by Gikken’. It was a very important step for us, so I don’t think there should be any confusion related to it. I’ll unveil the reason, consequences, and behind the scenes of this name-change below.

On October 31, 2019 Twopeople Software officially became Gikken.

Not because someone acquired us or invested in us (except for users, of course!). It was our seasoned idea of re-incorporation in Berlin, Germany. …

When the routine of working on your flagship product sucks you up, you start feeling tired or even worse — burned out — there’s a simple remedy. It doesn’t require you to lie low or go to Bali unplugged. It’s way simpler, yet still embraces your creativity, lets you rewire your brain and have fun by working… on a side project.

We’re a small Vienna-based company making useful (based on users’ reviews) educational and lifestyle iOS and Mac apps. …

The short answer is yes. The long answer is also yes. Below, there are two reasons which aren’t mentioned in all those posts about succeeding or failing at YC you can find on the web.

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We applied with Reji which makes vocabulary learning 3x faster than notebooks and flashcards for classroom students. We got rejected, but at the end of the day it was an amazing experience. More the trip to the Bay Area and preparation itself rather than the interview.

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The interview is just 10 minutes long, but your time in the Bay Area and preparation can turn out extremely…


Alex Chernikov

Maker of top-rated, award-winning iOS and macOS software with over 600,000 monthly users; CEO at Gikken.co | twitter.com/chernikovalexey

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