Our company wants to say thanks to Codeforces and congratulate it with the 5 years birthday:)
A year and a half ago I and the team (Sfairat, olpetOdessaONU, Sklyack) met Victor Shaburov and became co-founders of Looksery. We work in Computer Vision and Augmented Reality areas.
On behalf of all our collective I want to say thanks to MikeMirzayanov and Codeforces team, you do a great matter, and I'm sure it will have a huge impact on the IT segment of the nearest future. To tell the truth, I don't know how we would be able to solve the problems that we had at the beginning of Looksery path if there were no Codeforces or ACM ICPC in our lives.
I would like to tell a few words about our organization, clarifying my opinion about popular topic of the last few days about competitive programming and "real" job.
In Looksery, most of the competitive programmers work on the "core" functionality, but you can also find them in each of the Android, iOS and Backend departments.
During the work on the project we've found out that Computer Vision is a field where ability to write optimized code and skills of solving the problems, which haven't ever been solved before, are extremely required.
Those, who have iPhone4S (or higher) or device with Android 4.3+ may take a look at our application by this link
At the end of this fall we've successfully launched iOS app, got 2 000 000 users, become top 1 overall in Mexica and Best App of Year by Vogue :) Recently we have launched Android app.
You could see a short demonstration of our product below. The video was created in our app on iPhone 6+:
We are happy that now in our team are Sfairat, olpetOdessaONU, Sklyack, tiirz, LesyaPhoenix, MrDindows, Rubanenko, Krasnokutskiy, 2222, MaximM, Avalanche, Igor_Kudryashov, Kepnu4, and many others.
We will prepare round on Codeforces on the 6th of June, with prizes and interesting (we will do our best:) ) problems. I invite everybody to take part in it, all the details will be in a separate topic.
Have a good day,