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6 months Ago

Encodo’s new year’s gift for customers and friends: Williams!

Published by Marco on

 Every year, Encodo tries to do something a little different for an end-of-year gift for colleagues, customers and close friends. Last year, we made Encodo-themed light bulbs with something called the Egg-Bot.

What could we do to top that?

And then, sometime last year, Daniel made a good suggestion: we should totally make our own schnapps!

  • Did we just buy schnapps in the store and put it in a bag with a card? We did not.
  • Did we design a label and slap it onto a bottled filled with someone... [More]

9 months Ago

More reinforcements!

Published by Marco on

We are happy to welcome Fabrizio Niedda to our team! We are still searching for even more Encodo team members; see our jobs page for more information (available only in German).

1 year Ago


Published by Marco on

We are happy to welcome Tymon Terlikiewicz to our team! We are still searching for even more Encodo team members; see our jobs page for more information (available only in German).

Encodo snow weekend in Savognin (GR)

Published by Marco on

Encodo took a three-day weekend in the Bündner alps at Savognin for some sun, sledding, skiing and snowboarding. Also a bit of billiards, jass, lots of good food and a few beverages.

Check out the album to see pictures.

Encodo’s New Year’s gadget for 2013

Published by Marco on

  As we do every year, Encodo wanted to give its customers, partners and friends an end-of-year gift that was interesting, relatively unique and at least partially hand-made. This year, we built a machine from a kit that would make our presents for us – the Egg-Bot.

We put it together from a couple of hundred pieces, ordered Sharpie markers from the States in all colors of the rainbow and tested several different round things in the Egg-Bot before hitting upon the idea of writing on a light... [More]

2 years Ago

New presentation online: Is HTML5 a serious development platform?

Published by Marco on

 This past Monday, Encodo had its second networking event of 2013. The topic of the first was also HTML5 and concluded then that web development was better than it ever had been. In the second event, we had a brief presentation on the current drawbacks in HTML5 development and then discussed ways of making HTML5 development better. We had good participation, with developers from seven other companies contributing to the discussion. The presentation is available online: HTML5: Is it a serious... [More]

Pictures from a business trip to Dallas, Texas (USA)

Published by Marco on

 Dani and Marco recently took a business trip to Dallas, Texas for a week. It was a productive week and we had a good time as well. It was Dani’s second trip this year and Marco’s first. We put up some pictures in the gallery.

We have three new customer references

Published by Marco on

We’ve been hard at work this year and have three new customer references to show for it: F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Apex Clearing Corporation and Qontis AG. See the full list of references for more details and brief descriptions.

Happy cake day, Encodo!

Published by Pascal on

 The 2013 CakeAnother year has passed: Encodo is now 8 years old as of last Friday. We couldn’t celebrate at that day though because we are busy bees. So we wish a very happy belated cake day to Encodo!

Pictures from our excursion to a knife-making course

Published by Marco on

 A bunch of us took a knife-making course at Ferrum on Tuesday as part of Encodo’s present to Armin for having finished his apprenticeship. We put up some pictures in the gallery.

Pictures of our first networking event in 2013

Published by urs on

 The pictures of our first networking event in 2013 last friday can be found in the gallery by now. Enjoy viewing!

We have a new employee!

Published by Marco on

Encodo is pleased to announce that it has a new employee! Frank Baumann (1st-year apprentice in computer science) is a welcome addition to the Encodo development team.

Encodo comes through on its New Year’s promise!

Published by Marco on

Do you recall what we promised? A reward for anyone who played our game all the way to the end and entered their code. The best of the Encodo Gamers have been acknowledged according to rank. You’re all important to us, though, and that’s why we spent a whole afternoon pouring, painting and detailing chocolate bunnies for you at a local chocolate-maker’s shop.

You can find a bunch of pictures from that afternoon on our events page.

Encodo goes Social Media

Published by Marco on

We recently noticed that our Facebook page was a bit chaotic. It consisted mostly of a semi-private group called “Encodo” that we initially created much earlier—when Facebook didn’t offer pages for companies yet. Facebook evolved this page through various incarnations but also offered an ad-hoc, “Encodo Systems AG” page because users had entered that name as their place of employment. Because of this, we had two main problems:

  1. Unlike “pages”, old-style Facebook “groups” offer few to no... [More]

Encodo New Year’s Game 2013 Tips & Tricks

Published by Marco on

At the end of last year, Encodo shipped a little JRPG-style game to customers and partners. JRPG stands for “Japanese Role-Playing Game” and is usually shown in a top-down or isometric view.

Our version uses Jaws, a low-level, open-source, Javascript game engine but, after some research into alternatives, we ended up writing most of the logic and rendering in our own layer on top of it. We tried to keep the code relatively clean and tested it on most desktop and mobile browsers.

Our game... [More]