The engineering consultancy behind the Maple Board and Google's Project Ara needed to update its online presence.
I rent a studio space in a shared co-working space called Industry Lab in Cambridge, MA where I have met some very talented, creative, and ambitious people. One such group is an engineering consultancy called LeafLabs, one of the companies behind Project Ara, Google's modular phone project. As their business grows, they came to me for a new online presence.
Here's a juicy story. The most recent Motorola Moto Z phone with the swappable backs, surreptitiously incorporated a lot of the code from Project Ara. Perry Hung from LeafLabs told me that one can search the codebase and see their work. I asked if he was flattered he said, "yeah, kinda" with a smile. It's not illegal, almost funny – the project was originally open source when Google and Motorola were still partners, just no one saw Motorola beating Google to the modular game.