Personio - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

As a software company we are highly experienced in software development, however, the mobile app was our first mobile development project.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

The most challenging aspect of developing our app was to ensure its data privacy was made to the highest standards. As an HR software company, it is incredibly important for us that the app is secure but also able to provide information in a simple and user-friendly format.

We make HR professionals real heroes by giving them more time to focus on what matters most: their employees. With our software, we digitalize and simplify time-consuming HR processes and help create time for strategic topics like talent development or employer branding. So far, we’ve freed 4,000 customers from administrative chaos, but that’s only the beginning. We believe there can never be too many HR heroes.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

At Personio we are passionate about using technology to enable our teams to work more effectively and collaboratively. As such, one of our favorite and most-used apps is Slack - not only is it simple to use, it also has a very intuitive interface and allows for collaboration on the go.

How long have you been working on this app?

We worked for around 8 months on the development of this app. Currently it’s available in 177 countries and over 17,000 users have installed the app.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

It was incredibly important for us that our app would enable companies to manage their HR processes on the go. Thanks to our app, employees have access to their digital personnel file at any time, wherever they are. Whether users want to photograph and upload sickness certificates via their smartphone, request annual leave regardless of location, or view and record absences, birthdays, and contact data of colleagues at any time of the day, Personio’s app allows its users to do so.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

At Personio we wanted to provide our customers with an innovative product which we felt was missing from the market - and for us, this meant creating an HR solution with enhanced flexibility. With the Personio app, everyone in an organization has access to the information they need from anywhere, even when working remotely. For us, the app is another step towards our goal of digitizing and simplifying people processes so HR can focus on the most valuable asset in the company: its people.

The app also enables HR teams to integrate employees into people processes more easily. Nowadays, employees expect digital services at work to be just as user-friendly and modern in their day-to-day work as those they use in their private lives. The intuitive user interface of the Personio app lives up to this expectation and ensures high employee satisfaction.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

Currently we don’t have any plans for big changes, however, in the future, we’d like to successfully expand the app with additional features that further simplify the flow of HR processes in companies.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Explore the great benefits our app has to offer. Whether that’s checking out whose birthday it is on the go to congratulate them, or requesting your long awaited holiday with the click of a button, see for yourself how valuable the app can be for you and your colleagues. Sign up for a free trial at


About App:

Personio is the go-to HR software for small and medium-sized companies.
Whether you’re an employee trying to request time-off or an HR manager looking to grow and develop your company’s workforce – Personio is your all-in-one HR solution. This means you’ll spend less time doing tedious paperwork and more time accomplishing great things.

Sounds amazing? It gets better! With the Personio mobile app you can now request absences on the go, easily track your time and quickly check who’s out today.

** Using this app requires a Personio account. Use your current account or sign up for a free trial on **

These features are waiting for you:

Stay on top of everything without any hassle. See upcoming birthdays, let the app remind you about missing medical certifications, and see who's out-of-office.

Company Directory and Employee Profiles
Search for a colleague, find the info you need, and see their contact details. It's never been easier!

Absence Requests
Check your upcoming leaves and your time-off balance or request time off wherever you are, whenever you want. Can't access your account because you're not in the office? Want to call in sick without actually calling? Our mobile app takes care of all that.

Time Tracking
Tracking your time has never been easier! Simply start and stop tracking your working hours with a push of a button and submit your record – done! Of course, you can also enter your working hours manually.

** There's more to come! Keep an eye out for updates on new features. **

Categories: Business

Date: June 30, 2021

Developer: Personio

About developer: We make HR professionals real heroes by giving them more time to focus on wh ... Read more



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