The beginning..

How an indie developer turned into a business

Posted on

With the launch of the Mocka website, we want to tell through the blog a little of our history and our daily life. To begin with, I’ll tell you a little bit about how it all started.

By 2014, my friends Tiago and Moisés had founded Madre Crossmedia, a digital agency focused on experiences. Earlier that year, I left my web developer job because I was way too much comfortable and wanted to grow professionally. I looked for some jobs, had opportunities in some companies but, in the end, I chose to believe in Madre and to grow within them. And it really worked – I learned a lot about user experience, design and grew professionally.

By the end of 2014, something that completely changed the course of my career started: applications for the Apple Developer Academy (formerly know as BEPiD), an Apple program in partnership with the Eldorado Institute to empower future iOS application developers, were open.

2015 started and I was selected for the program! In the same year, Madre closed. Despite this, the world continued and, like every challenging moment, it drove me to start my projects and work alone. I used this opportunity to develop my personal projects like Flockr and other application ideas to learn more about mobile development. By the end of 2015 I was already doing freelancer jobs and ended with ten applications in my AppStore account and released by channels like MacMagazine, TechTudo and TecMundo! I was also invited to participate in a Podcast episode and talk about how I became an Indie Developer (Portuguese):

In 2016, I continued to grow not only as a developer but as someone who creates and manages projects and products, partnering with companies and taking on the development of projects. So in 2017, I decided to risk more and hire employees to grow as a company, not just as a freelancer. Then, in June 2017, Mocka was regularized as a Corporate Taxpayer with a brand new office and collaborators! Now, we are launching our website to showcase our services, values and visions – we hope you like it!

Matheus Frozzi Alberton
Mocka Founder
matheus@mocka.email