The Axian Story

December 23, 2016

Established in Sri Lanka in 2012, 4 Axis Solutions, has grown from a tiny start-up into an internationally recognized mobile app developing company. Aimed at catering to amateurs and professionals alike, 4 Axis Solutions designs and develops art-centered apps that will enable everyone to get creative in art, using digital technology. Its flagship product, Drawing Desk; available for free download in Apple app store and Google app store, surpassed its 10 million download mark and is among the top apps on the leader-boards in the US, UK, Canada and Russia. 4 Axis’s formation. The 4 entrepreneurs that formed 4 Axis Solutions were in pursuit of the same dream: to enable everyone to get creative in art using digital technology. Having met at the same university, these …

Aluth Avurudu Festivities 2k16!

December 22, 2016

Goodwill, happiness and joy fills the hearts of all Sri Lankans during the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year. The familiar sounds of the Koha-bird, the rhythmic beats of the Avurudu drums are heard. Old customs are revived and people exchange gifts and greetings with grace and happiness .This is the ‘Aluth Avurudu’ or the New Year season. This age old Aluth Avurudda; more commonly referred to as the Sinhala and Tamil New Year is a time for joy and merriment. It occurs when the sun enters Aries (Mesha) from Pisces (Meena) in accordance with the astrological calculations every year on April 13 and 14. This is the major festival in our country where the festive rites have to be observed at prescribed times given by …

4th year annual trip to Habarana Village by Cinnamon.

December 22, 2016

At 4 Axis, we believe that leisure is as important as work, and to substantiate this belief, every year, the company organizes annual trips to vivid rejuvenating locations across the country. After celebrating some heart throbbing moments at Hotel Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon in 2015, this year, the Axian family headed towards the cultural triangle in Sri Lanka: Sigiriya. Embraced in the heart of the monolith Sigiriya rock fortress, Hotel Habarana Village by Cinnamon is one of the most beautiful resorts in Sri Lanka, surrounded by mesmerizing natural sceneries. Axians at Habarana Village by Cinnamon: “Work Hard and Play Harder” is the Guru-Mantra of the Axians, and when it comes to company’s annual trip, everyone rejoices at the full throttle. An annual trip at 4 …

All-you-can-eat Pizza competition!

December 21, 2016

What better way to bring another year to a close than treat all employees to an all-you-can-eat pizza fest!? As we all know, “pizza is bae” for all us millennials. Bearing that in mind, we let our employees put their appetites to the test by allowing them to feast on a table filled with pizza slices of all kinds! The excitement was palpable! Thaya and Kapilan two of our beloved members managed to stomach 9 slices in 7 minutes and emerged as winners! It’s safe to say that everyone at 4 Axis that day ate to their heart’s content and would never look at a pizza slice the same way!  

Avurudu Celebrations at 4 Axis.

December 20, 2016

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year or the ‘Aluth Avurudda’ as we like to call it in Sinhala, is an important national holiday for both Sinhala Buddhists and the Tamil Hindus in Sri Lanka. Yet it is celebrated with equal zest by every Sri Lankan, all differences aside. Unique to the Sri Lankan culture, this festival signifies the beginning of the new year as well as the conclusion of the old year as specified by astrologers. The auspicious dates fall on the second week of the month of April, specifically on the 13th and 14th and are followed by a series of traditional customs and rituals.   The customary rites and rituals (e.g. lighting of the hearth, cooking and partaking of milk-rice, transactions, etc) performed …

Secret Santa in the office!

December 19, 2016

At 4 Axis, we make it a priority to provide for all a work-friendly atmosphere. With that in mind, the management treated their employees to a game of festive delight in lieu of the Christmas season as a fun and festive way of promoting staff culture.     Christmas is a time for joy and laughter; even at the workplace. And the Axian Family belted out some cheery “ho, ho, ho’s” by taking part in a merry game of ‘Secret Santa’ on the 23rd of December 2014.   Needless to say, there were several Santa-turned-Sherlock-Holmes’ who tried to oust the game, but the mischief was managed and a lot of laughs were made in the process.   The gift exchange idea was a great way …

CSR project: Flood relief donation operation 2016.

December 19, 2016

A great wave of pandemonium struck Sri Lanka in May 2016 in the wake of several torrential rain showers causing massive floods affecting every region and landslides in some areas. Alarming numbers of people were displaced with substantial loss of life and property.  The Government and the people of Sri Lanka joined hands to provide relief to those affected at this difficult juncture and island-wide relief operations were undertaken by impassioned Sri Lankans. So the 30th of May, 2016 we at 4 Axis sought to contribute in any and every way we can and put together a CSR initiative where our team helped in donating flood-relief material and equipment for those thus affected. A worthy cause where a helping hand was lent to our fellow …

Day-out to Hikka Tranz.

December 18, 2016

Nothing like a corporate day-out with the work mates to relax and uplift your spirits! The Axian family brought another successful year to a close by taking a day off from work to unwind by the beach at Hikkaduwa’s most idyllic beach resort: Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon. So, on the morn of the 22nd day of December2015, the whole troupe packed into one vehicle and sped towards a much needed vacay!  This heavenly getaway to Hikkaduwa, was the perfect huzzuh for another successful year at 4 Axis. Reposed and in ease, the management and employees enjoyed lazing out on the sunbeds just a stone’s throw from the waves and treated themselves to some lavish meals all the while enjoying the day’s therapeutic bliss. The spectacular …

3rd Year Anniversary Trip to Heritance Kandalama.

December 18, 2016

Once again we celebrate another year of exciting growth in our company. Our beloved startup is 3 years old! Our company’s growth would not have been possible if not for the visionary guidance of our management and the continued dedication of our excellent 4 Axis staff. 3 years have passed quickly and we are growing stronger every year. So what is to be expected after our 3rd year anniversary? Simply: More growth! The team made it a habit of celebrating each of our company’s anniversaries by embarking on annual trips of leisure and relaxation! Likewise, in 2015, the team decided on making the annual trip to the paradisal Heritance Kandalama Resort. Leaving Colombo by 9 on the glorious morning of the 20th day of October …

2nd year anniversary dinner at Galadari Hotel, Colombo.

December 17, 2016

In October, we celebrated our 2-year anniversary as an independent, bootstrapped and successful mobile app developing company. To mark the run of 2 fabulous years, the team took to dine, wine and celebrate their success at the palatial Galadari Hotel in Colombo on the eve of October 10th, 2014.  This gala affair attended by the whole Axian family gave rise to a plethora of feels.Themed under the slogan: inspire 2 rise, this 2 year mark was significant for 4 Axis in succeeding in making a product people want and making a company that people want to work for. Having remembered our startup journey, and to have come as far as celebrating our 2nd corporate anniversary, made due for a series of toasts, tears and cherished …

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