Blog 

Read about the projects, the people and passion that drive Fonk forward.

From Amsterdam to Cape Town: Exchanging my cheese sandwich for a braai-lunch

For the past 3,5 years I have been working as a UX designer at Fonk Amsterdam. Beginning of this year, I got the opportunity to spend 6 weeks working from our office in Cape Town. The idea of going to South Africa was always present in my mind while I worked at Fonk, but suddenly the opportunity presented itself.

Read more

How to build lovable products: 3 steps for having a big impact

Building digital products in the current world is hard. The world is changing at a fast pace. In this world it’s no longer about if you can build it, but if you can adapt to change and make people care about your ideas.

Read more

Impact Lab: First step with ARKit for iOS 11

Earlier this week we told you about our Impact Lab and our Augmented Reality project that is making huge progress due to Apple’s ARKit release. Now we get into the details! From the perspective of an iOS developer

Read more

Impact Lab: Augmented Reality Edition

Our devs are taking another step towards ubiquitous computing

Read more

Hacker in Residence: [mck]

This project empowers Fonky creative developer, Matthijs to allocate time to making art, motivated by curiosity and creativity rather than by a business objective.

Read more

Time & Style & Fonk

How can furniture design inspire digital design?

Read more

MP-3PO: Shamelessly sharing our Guilty Pleasures 

Meet our new slackbot colleague: a unit protocol droid programmed to help organics with their musical requirements. 

Read more

The Impact of Innovating the Secret Side of Healthcare

and Fonk’s role as a creative design studio in the humanization and clarification of it

Read more

A cup of culture at the office 

How to open up people to new tastes in the world of a “bakkie pleur”.

Read more

Fonky Book Club: Ready Player One 

At Fonk we have a few culture guilds that any Fonky employee can join to nerd out with colleagues about whatever their interests are. A few Fonkys have taken the initiative to start a new guild: the Fonky book club! 

Read more

Hacker in Residence: MCK

This term refers specifically to development, but also reflects the core of all projects at Fonk: quality control by continuous iteration based on feedback. This ultimately leads to the making of higher quality products.

Read more

Build Street: Fonk’s development workflow 

This term refers specifically to development, but also reflects the core of all projects at Fonk: quality control by continuous iteration based on feedback. This ultimately leads to the making of higher quality products.

Read more

Human after all? 

It’s hard to keep up with all the progress that’s being made in ai nowadays. Watson is paving the way for different uses of machine learning, Waymo is driving safer than humans, and x.ai can schedule your meetings.

Read more

Hoi Dokter: The story of an app for children

Hoi Dokter is one of Fonk’s own projects. It is one close to the heart and for good reason. It’s an iPad app that has helped families with the difficult situation of a hospital visit with their small child. This app is an ever improving project and has the ultimate goal of helping all families and children who are preparing for a hospital visit. The story of how this app came about and developed is an interesting one. 

Read more

Jurre, Technical Artist at Fonk 

In a world where Nintendo likes to mess with people and create demand for their console and then not deliver enough to meet this demand, one man is on a noble quest to be the first of his friends to acquire and play the Nintendo Switch.

Read more

Size Matters: The end of shoe sizes! 

You have a smart team of people, innovative technology at your hands and a great idea in your mind. This should be enough to create a successful product, right? This article is about how Fonk could offer one more very specific but extremely important facet to the development of an awesome app: 3Daboutme.

Read more