High-tech personal mobile safe to protect our belongings on the beach.
Our customer provides software and startup concept development services. Their BeachEgg project was developed in cooperation with their creative partner who came up with the concept. After setting up the basics of the project, they realized they need to involve another partner with strong hardware developing competences. Through our joint past projects, they have already been familiar with our professional business approach, and decided to recruit us.
What was the task:
We had to design the electronics that served as the foundation of the physical product. To build the first prototype, we had to draw on our previous hardware experience. We have extensive knowledge about the use, installation and operation of M2M, GPS, accelerometer and other sensor types, which helped speed up the first development phase. Due to our competence, we also agreed to create the backend and mobile applications for the prototype. After the successful conclusion of the project, and due to the favourable market feedback, our client asked us to proceed with the development. In the next phase, we worked in cooperation with an another hardware developer team to create new functions and prepare the product for the final release.
How did we begin:
Our client took care of the project management tasks during development. As technical advisers, we helped them create their project vision, during which the first function list had been defined. Based on this list, we developed the first 1.0 product along with the software components. After the first development phase and multiple review and discussion sessions, we upgraded the system with new elements to make it more complex and more user-friendly.
What were the top priorities:
We put real emphasis on design. Our client wanted the product not only to be fully functional, but to have its interior design match its exterior. Other than that, the top priorities included safe operation and excellent, user-friendly UX. In this aspect, we relied heavily on our client's professionalism.
Were there any issues:
We had to design a special PCB, and fit the modules properly into a relatively small space. We had to create the client's UI table on a Firmware level in order to make the desired functionality work in practice.
How did the development go:
We kept close contact with the client and developed the product based on clear goals and expectations. This aspect made our work much easier, and helped us to proceed at a good pace by the following workflow: conventional prototype planning, development, testing, handover.
What are we the proudest of:
The PCB that resembles the Millenium Falcon.
How long did the development go:
The two development periods took about 7-8 months.