Zique

Zique

Integrating moving pictures and audio to form a lasting relationship between musicians and fans.

Zique approached us with the idea of creating a mobile application that could connect musical artists with their fans via sound clips, images and video.

Taking inspiration from industry leaders such as Instagram and Soundcloud, we built a full-featured mobile application along with the back-end infrastructure to support photos, videos, and sound clips.

Embarking on a creative journey like this one with a client is challenging. Sometimes they have a vision for a feature that’s hard to understand with just wireframes or mockups. So, during the development process, we kept our release iterations very short to ensure that we could see the changes and discuss them right away with the client.

Who Wants to be a Sea Star?

Who Wants to be a Sea Star?

“Who Wants to Be a Sea Star?” is a custom-built, multi-player, reality TV-style game for a site-specific exhibition at Mote in Sarasota, FL.

This non-profit marine research organization is led by world-class marine scientists who are committed to the conservation and sustainability of our oceans. Besides conducting award-winning research, they use their space to host traveling exhibitions and educational programs.

The Mote folks came to us with an exciting proposal. They wanted our illustrators and developers to put their creative hats on to build an on-site exhibition comprising of a multi-player game about wild sea life. We were really excited to get to work on the two things we genuinely love: video games and code.

We created 4 unique characters, each with their own personality, on a reality-show setting, dueling against each other as they test their knowledge about marine life.

Ahoy Project Management

Ahoy! Project Management

Taking Project Management to the Next Level

There are lots of other issue-tracking services out there, but they all failed to solve the problems we were facing. Many of the web applications we build are not public facing and can contain confidential information. And so, we needed a way to internalize issue reporting and feature requests within a private platform.

Ahoy! Project Management started as an internal project built as an add-on to a few web applications we made for those kinds of clients. We figured that building this feature natively in the apps had the advantage of not requiring the user (our client) to remember another login and password. Additionally, we were able to capture detailed logs, which meant we were able to fix bugs right away.

With a rich API, embeddable into most web applications, Ahoy! Project Management helps development teams and their clients leverage an efficient and transparent workflow.

By allowing users to create bug reports and feature requests right inside the app, a team of developers gets to discuss changes and solutions all in one place. By linking Github to Ahoy! Project Management, we are allowing commits to be seen instantly alongside those bug reports and feature requests. Keeping everything in one timeline allows everyone involved in the project to keep track of past discussions at any moment.

The drag-and-drop component allows for supplementary attachments to be seen side-by-side bug reports, features requests, and comments. This way, nothing seeps through the cracks.

Home Care Connect

Home Care Connect

Revamping an Outdated System

Home Care Connect is a workers compensation servicing company for Home Care and DME medical supplies. We worked with them to develop end-to-end, claims-processing system to streamline their complex workflow and revamp their outdated processes.

Integrating FAX-based systems of various provider networks while still maintaining a paperless business presented many obstacles, but we were up for the challenge. We developed an infrastructure that integrated and generated forms, without losing momentum. We also developed a geomapping feature that facilitated care providers with searching patient home locations; this feature, apart from its time-saving characteristics, increased caregiver efficiency by ensuring that all requests were processed on time.

Another big challenge for HCC was connecting to 3rd party EDI systems using the X.12 interface (a.k.a, a clunky medical billing protocol that has been around since the 80’s). Connecting a modern system to a very old protocol required patience and careful planning. Starting with a completely new and automated test-suite allowed us to iterate quickly and build an abstraction layer that seamlessly joined these two systems together; this resulted in an application that that increased productivity and decreased spending.