The history of our software

For our 4-year-anniversary we took the time to look back and tell the story of our software.

Today, Livingdocs is a software suite consisting out of 3 main components, all with about equal size:

The Livingdocs Framework

The Livingdocs Editor

The Livingdocs Server

Apart from our (closed-source) software suite, we developed a number of open-source libraries that we use ourselves and maintain. The most notable is Editable.JS a library that makes working with content-editable fun (seriously). You can check out all of our open-source work on our Github page.

But aside all the business and code and diagrams and timelines, it's actually people who create Livingdocs. People with names and stories and faces. This is why just as important as the story of our software, is the story of the Livingdocs'ers. For this we put together a little photo gallery that makes us remember and hopefully smile here and there.

You could call it the perfect start: While founding Livingdocs (back then still upfront), we received the first ever data-journalism award from GEN for our work at Politnetz.
Yes, this is a fish. And it was also the very first Livingdocs (or better upfront at the time) team event. You could though also just call it three dudes who went fishing.Yes, this is a fish. And it was also the very first Livingdocs (or better upfront at the time) team event. You could though also just call it three dudes who went fishing.
The very first prototype of our editor. God, we even used a grid, how 2012.
One among a thousand. Our first venue at a startup event, the Web Summit in Dublin in 2013. Our logo was still the old upfront one (the blue blurry thing on the left) and yes it looked like an ice-cream sandwhich.One among a thousand. Our first venue at a startup event, the Web Summit in Dublin in 2013. Our logo was still the old upfront one (the blue blurry thing on the left) and yes it looked like an ice-cream sandwhich.
Our office in the beautiful Ginetta colab. There was a kitchen and people loved to make nice food.
Marc giving the first Zurich Node.JS meetup ever (he is also the organizer).Marc giving the first Zurich Node.JS meetup ever (he is also the organizer).
The watson.ch team just after the launch. Feels good to see so many people using your software.
Not only does he write Spaghetti Code, he also cooks it for us. Our first freelancer, Pierre Spring.Not only does he write Spaghetti Code, he also cooks it for us. Our first freelancer, Pierre Spring.
Livingdocs at its first mountain retreat in Ftan.
And how this looks at night (no, there is no soccer match involved).And how this looks at night (no, there is no soccer match involved).
And this is Genc. I mean of course the faint reflection on the screen.
The very recent past: Livingdocs on the streets of Berlin in our second retreat this year.