• Jairaj Sethi
  • Head of Platform Kik
  • Twitter

As Head of Platform at Kik, Jairaj designed and built the framework Kik used to create HTML5 experiences that feel like native apps. He also created the core APIs for Kik’s new browser platform. Prior to joining Kik, Jairaj worked as a web developer and head of product at small companies in both Canada and Japan.

Jairaj has his BMath from the University of Waterloo.

You can find Jairaj on GitHub at github.com/jairajs89.


  • Building mobile web apps that look and feel native [TRAINING CLASS]
  • Time: TBD | Room: TBD

Smartphone messaging is one of the hottest phenomenon of the mobile era. Messaging apps are, by their nature, more intimate than traditional social media channels, and give both developers and brands the chance to have one-on-one conversations with their audience – and to be part of the conversation between their users too.

Kik Messenger operates as a mobile web platform and is the first smartphone messenger with a built in browser. Kik has over 100 million users globally, and 275,000 new users join every day. We’re also the biggest cross-app messenger in the US market: many people use Kik to connect with their friends and followers on other social networks like Instagram, Tumblr, Ask.fm, and Vine. Using Kik's browser, our users can already find and share your company’s website. Why not make it a better experience?

Join Kik’s technical experts for a full-day session to learn how Kik approaches building mobile web apps that look and feel native – and deliver a truly mobile-first experience. You’ll gain a better understanding of how to build mobile webpages and how to optimize mobile web apps. You’ll learn about the fastest-growing platform space out there – mobile messaging. You’ll learn how to integrate with Kik Messenger, the #1 cross-app messenger in the US market. We’ll share our tools and processes, and we’ll help you get started on building your own mobile-first experience. And we’ll show you how to get your new-and-inproved mobile webpage discovered and shared by our 100 million users.