Written by Lidia Vijga, co-founder at DeckLinks
As a software developer, have you ever felt lost in a sea of vague productivity frameworks? Or wished you could get insights tailored to your unique work style? Or had your software development process gamified? Well, Adadot aims to change that.
What is Adadot?
As someone who has struggled with cookie-cutter productivity metrics myself, I was intrigued. So I sat down with Alex to learn more about how Adadot works its magic using their proprietary AI engine.
How Adadot Works
The key to Adadot’s approach is integrating data from the various tools software developers use daily including GitHub, GitLab, JIRA, Slack, email, calendars, and more. This provides a 360-degree view of each software developer.
Adadot’s AI engine then performs causal analysis on this unified data to find links between productivity and wellbeing. It trains custom models for each software developer to account for the fact that each person works differently.
“Our AI models are trained on each developer’s own data to provide recommendations unique to them.”Alex harris – co-founder at adadot
Instead of imposing one-size-fits-all metrics, Adadot studies your personal workflow – your code, communication patterns, meetings, calendar, the whole shebang.
Gamification elements like earning badges and climbing rankings incentivize software developers to adopt healthy work habits. Adadot also provides training and mentoring customized to each software developer’s needs.
Software developers get personalized dashboards highlighting trends, benchmarks, and recommendations based on their specific goals. The AI engine continuously analyzes new data to provide updated dynamic insights.
The Perks of Adadot
I had the opportunity to meet Adadot CEO Alex Harris who explained some of the key benefits of Adadot for software developers:
- Truly personalized insights instead of imposing standardized metrics: “We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Models are trained on each developer’s own data.”
- Focus beyond just code to also understand communication patterns, meetings, and more. The goal is improving both productivity and wellbeing.
- Autonomous improvement driven by each developer instead of top-down mandates. Software developers get control over their own data and insights.
- Smooth adoption thanks to the personalized approach and gamification. Software developers are intrinsically motivated to use Adadot.
- Aggregated anonymized data helps managers lead conversations with data instead of opinions. They can quantify the impact of changes to staff or tools.
Is Adadot Free?
Adadot offers both free and paid options.
The Personal Free plan includes benchmarking, dashboards, trends, and 3 months of historical data.
Paid plans like Personal Pro ($10/month) add unlimited history, personalized goal setting, and priority support. The Team plan ($20/month) provides collaboration analytics and admin tools for managers. Custom Enterprise plans are also available.
What is Code Reactions?
Adadot takes personalization a step further by gamifying the experience. You can complete missions, collect badges, and climb ranks based on your goals.
Reactions let software developers easily provide feedback and annotate code. You can see reactions inline next to each line or in a chronological feed. Developers get notified when someone reacts to their code.
As a fan of gamification, I think this is a stroke of genius. Who doesn’t love watching their progress rocket up when tackling goals? And having a sense of autonomy is hugely motivating!
With its top-notch technical team, robust AI platform, and developer-first ethos, Adadot has huge potential.
The startup is quickly building momentum and seems poised to become a major player in revolutionizing software development. Their people-centric approach to software developer productivity is a breath of fresh air.
I’ll be following closely as Adadot aims to gamify the software development process and empower software developers worldwide with personalized data-driven insights!