What started off as a chance encounter between immedia Founder Anice Hassim, Head Developer Kishyr Ramdial and Swiss based iOS specialist Adrian Kosmaczewski in the mind numbingly long queue at the launch of the iPad in New York in April last year and a subsequent interaction during the FIFA 2010 World Cup, has turned into a mutually beneficial relationship that’s set to go from strength to strength.
The first step in what’s set to be a very fruitful relationship was the week Adrian recently spent training with immedia’s team of specialist iOS developers and unpacking the technical and commercial possibilities that iOS and other mobile platforms offer today.
This Argentinean born developer who is also an ex-Nokia analyst, began his own iOS development company in Switzerland three years ago. He describes his trip to South Africa as nothing short of amazing, and says it provided immedia and akosma with a great way to exchange ideas, tips, knowledge, and culture.
“South Africa is an outstanding cocktail of diversity and opportunities and immedia embraces the new paradigms of technology with imagination, speed and expertise. “One of the founding ideas of akosma software is that the biggest problem in software engineering is human, not technical. The immedia team confirms and embraces this fact, having assembled an awesome multicultural team, true to the spirit of South Africa. “Even better, Durban is a strategic location of strong business growth, coupled with a dreamy location, on the shores of the Indian Ocean. They have been recognized leaders in their field for the past 10 years, and have a strong portfolio of systems and solutions to showcase”.