Within the developer community, one of the most frequently discussed and most used backend frameworks out there is Laravel. Here at Dotbite, we use Laravel in projects such as timebite and LEAD Horizon. It’s become our go-to-tool, so we decided to write down our favorite benefits of using the PHP framework. This list of features and advantages will hopefully benefit you in deciding whether Laravel is the right framework to use for your next project, or it might just give you a brief insight into how we work and why we do what we do.


Before diving into the benefits…

Building trust

LEAD Horizon’s COVID self-testing kits are a unique product: while allowing users to relieve some of the restrictions the pandemic forces on them, they simultaneously demand a leap of faith regarding sensitive personal data. Thus, a clear design is essential to show users that our web app is indeed trustworthy and to ensure that it is easy to understand for all users. Together with the Viennese designer Dominik Rummerstorfer, we designed a user-friendly interface that guides users through the testing process as smoothly as possible. …

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This blog article is written by our new Marketing Specialist Micha. During his onboarding, he found himself in a unique position. Instead of slowly taking over more responsibility over time, we asked Micha to manage all marketing channels for Dotbite from day one. Additionally, Micha introduced his newest colleague in marketing only two weeks after joining himself — all while the majority of staff were working remotely from home. Quite a task.

Where to start?

Joining a new team and taking over new tasks has always been challenging. However, this phase appears to be yet more difficult when most of the team you’re…

Things change, and so do we. What started in the kitchen of a student flat is now an aspiring business with a team of eleven young, innovative, and motivated individuals (and we’re still looking for reinforcements, apply now). timebite gave us the chance to grow as people, entrepreneurs, and employers, but it’s not the only center of our attention anymore. Our spectrum has broadened a lot in the last few years. The name change represents just that. Hello Dotbite!

Broadening the spectrum

timebite has grown big over the years. We have more than 13,000 registered users in 50 universities. Over half a million…

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We have surveyed student needs in relation to employers during the current Covid-19 crisis on our platform timebite. We wanted to know what young professionals really need right now and how companies can shift their employer branding strategy, so that they have even more chances in the so called war for talents.

About the participants

  • 50% of the students participating were studying in Germany, 46% in Austria and 4% in other countries.
  • 79% of them were between 18–24 years old, the other 21% were over the age of 24.
  • Among the participants, there were 68% female and 32% male students.
  • 75% are studying…

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Many businesses start with a simple presence on a Facebook business page or an Site-Builder. And there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just important to realize that you don’t have total control over those platforms and you’ll likely be limited in terms of what you can do there. Plus, most ecommerce marketplace sites take a cut of your sales.

Here, we want to share some elements which you should pay attention when building your new online presence.

1. Get a domain name

Your domain is the part of your website address that comes after the www. Something like this: www.example.com

For a business, a domain…

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We are dotbite, an IT-company that designs and builds any kind of software with our own software products specifically designed for the higher education sector. As for many businesses, Covid-19 was a huge shock for us. From one day to the other universities were closed and classes and exams did not take place anymore. All of this left us with doubts about the future of our business and questions, we never hoped to be forced to deal with.

Despite all this, our team did not allow itself to be discouraged and decided to make the best out of this situation…

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In the past we’ve often seen some unnecessary mistakes on websites and online-shops, which are easily preventable. With this 6 simple steps we found out that a website can perform a lot better and gain more attention.

1. Mobile Optimization

57% of HILFMA-users use their smartphone to access the website. The percentage of users who access via desktop is 41.5%. This is no accident and no exception. More and more users access a website using their smartphone. It’s faster, easier and on the go. Therefore, it is very important to design your website for mobile optimization. If users come to your website via…

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People often ask me, how I manage reading so many books while growing my own company and having a busy everyday life. It’s quite simple and I want to share my experience with you.


The first time I really enjoyed reading was five years ago. I read a great novel and I thought “wow, this is how fun reading can be”. Then I moved on to the next one, and the next one, and the next one… Suddenly reading wasn’t that funny anymore for me. …

No moves done without headphones. Stepping out of the office, first thing I do — headphones! Stepping out of my flat — same thing!

Sometimes I catch myself talking to people with my headphones on. I personally hate it when someone is talking to me with his headphones on. It’s disrespecting, like “nah, you’re not that important for me to take my headphones out of my ears”.

When I realized, that I am always, literally always listening to music, I said to myself “let’s try the opposite”. Said and done, that day I left my headphones in the pocket.


Emir Selimovic

Dotbite | Connecting the dots

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