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Video Communication Web App

Volley

Volley is a video messaging program that allows teams to communicate and collaborate spontaneously together

  • Web
  • Mobile
  • Desktop
  • Embedded
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Volley allows teams to spontaneously sync up, unblock, and collaborate through asynchronous video conversations.

Fewer meetings. Faster work. Deeper connections.

Volley is an app for asynchronous communication that allows users to send each other short videos, called “Volleys.” It aims to facilitate team communication faster than Slack or email with fewer interruptions than a meeting. In addition to video, users can send text and photos.

Volley piloted their iOS mobile app in the Fall of 2020, amidst Covid-19, as a way to help teams meet less and get more done.

Before Volley, team collaboration consisted of drawn-out, in-person meetings and long, context-less emails. The Volley mobile app allowed users to create virtual teams and record short, threaded video messages using their phones.

Recognizing that the future of work is flexible and distributed, Volley tasked Atomic with creating the Volley web app. The web app allows Volley users to communicate cross-platform.

The mobile app speaks to Volley's idea of the spontaneous work style of the future. But the web app enables a workflow that aligns with the current state of work— users who are already sitting at their desks but want to get more done.

When brought together, the web app and mobile app allow teams to work wherever, while getting the benefits of face-to-face conversations without the challenges of traditional meetings.

The thing that I always say about Atomic is that if you need something done right and done fast,  I know no finer firm than Atomic. Atomic isn't cheap, but good and fast. And that is what you delivered on in this project and in the past.

Josh Little, Volley CEO

Volley In Action

We used the Volley app to conduct this case study interview. Check out what Volley CEO, Josh Little, had to say about his experience with Atomic.

One of the most exciting things about this project is that we got to use Volley as our sole means of collaboration while we were building it! Instead of using Zoom or Slack, everything happened in Volley. It was fun and challenging because we were doing end-user testing on ourselves!

Kaitlin Diemer, Atomic Object Delivery Lead

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Results

  • Volley works seamlessly across mobile and desktop platforms.

  • 500 teams and a few thousand users are currently on Volley, split between web and mobile.

  • Positive feedback from stakeholders on the initial release of the web app.

Atomic provided front-end web app development for Volley using TypeScript, React, Apollo/GraphQL, and Electron. The front-end web app is attached to Volley’s existing back-end. The Atomic team created an automated build and deployment pipeline so that new Volley builds could be deployed to their users quickly, prompting the users to reload their apps.

The Atomic Team

Here are some of our current Atoms who worked on this project. Click their photo to read their bios!

Project domain(s)

  • Web
  • Mobile
  • Desktop
  • Embedded

Services provided

  • Software Development
  • Deployment

Tools used

Apollo
GraphQL
React
Redux Saga