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Gomada makes teams feel connected through collaborative experiences

By relying on Liveblocks to handle their collaboration infrastructure, Gomada can focus on their unique expertise: building truly engaged remote teams.

March 2nd, 2023
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Adrien Gaudon
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Gomada makes teams feel connected through collaborative experiences

Challenge

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted how teams work and bond globally. Employees and employers had to learn how to adapt to this new context.

With many employees working remotely, it can be difficult to maintain cohesion and motivation among team members. The lack of face-to-face interaction can make communication more complicated, and company leaders fear their culture is slipping away.

That’s when Gomada decided to step in and help those companies build strong and truly engaged remote teams with little effort. They decided to tackle this by offering two primary services within their product: measuring teams’ engagement and suggesting virtual activities tailored to their specific needs.

To be successful, Gomada mastered various complex areas of knowledge: psychology, human resources, game design, data analysis, machine learning, user experience, and development. Their core expertise revolves around team building and engagement, and anything that distracts them from their mission wastes time and effort they can’t afford.

Read more if you want to learn how Gomada uses Liveblocks to offer its users a delightful and real-time collaborative experience while focusing on what truly matters: people.

Solution

Gomada uses React, and to enable real-time collaboration without adding too many dependencies to their codebase, they installed the @liveblocks/react package. This package, combined with Liveblocks’ conflict-free data types, allows them to synchronize the document’s state between users so that everyone can view and edit the same data in real-time. Furthermore, Gomada can instantly show everyone’s cursors in the document with Liveblocks’ presence, enabling a truly collaborative and interactive experience.

To achieve a high-quality whiteboarding experience, the team used Fabric.js, a powerful JavaScript library that was quickly and easily plugged into Liveblocks’ storage and conflict-management system. This was a significant advantage and allowed them to move quickly with their development.

The out of the box react hooks (@liveblocks/react) with integrated room history made implementing a real-time collaborative whiteboard very simple and saved us lots of time.
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Miguel CoxoSenior Frontend Developer at Gomada

Results

In only a few days, they were able to create a collaborative, conflict-free drawing experience with live cursors.

Notoriously tough to build, undo/redo in a collaborative environment is even more difficult since managing multiple users’ interactions with a shared document requires an intricate balance of logic and technology.

This is why the team at Gomada was particularly proud of their achievement in developing a feature that allows multiple users to draw together without conflicts and provides a user-friendly and intuitive way for users to undo and redo their actions. Leveraging Liveblocks, they were able to take advantage of seamless integration of undo/redo. Gomada has created a truly collaborative experience that makes it easy for users to work together without any issues.

Creating interactive activities is crucial to make remote team building engaging for participants. Liveblocks helped us bring our activities to another level fast with its simple API and platform.
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Joao AguiamCo-founder & CTO at Gomada

If you want to try Gomada’s collaborative whiteboarding experience, you can try the excellent activity, Memorable Moments, with your team. This will allow you to discover Gomada’s best-in-class collaborative experiences and their lighthearted/fun approach to remote connection.

Share an activity with colleagues by just sending an url
Share an activity with colleagues by just sending an url
Show who’s online with you and send reactions in real-time
Show who’s online with you and send reactions in real-time
Show live cursors and real-time updates from everyone
Show live cursors and real-time updates from everyone
Undo and redo any actions you have done
Undo and redo any actions you have done

If this inspired you to make your product collaborative, here are a few references that will help you accelerate development: