Bluetooth Mesh Device Manager App

Bluetooth Mesh Device Manager

Provision and manage emergency lighting and exit signs using the new Bluetooth Mesh technology.

Problem

The client had a tool adapted to Bluetooth Mesh technology to manage emergency lighting. But they didn't have a platform that would allow its customers to use it easily.

The project began with a 3-day co-creation workshop to determine the overall project and define the user experience and interface for the mobile, tablet and web application.

The challenge of this project was to create an application capable of adapting to the Bluetooth Mesh technology implemented as well as to all the tools used by the client, worldwide.

The mobile application had to take into account the regulations of each country in which it would be deployed and adapt to the different product ranges and connectivity on each continent.

End users of the product had different profiles and responsibilities. However, they all had to be able to find what they needed quickly, on the same interface.

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Solution

We have developed an application with a clear and intuitive interface, using native functionalities of the different mobile OS to make it easy to use.

Users are already familiar with the most famous mobile operating systems (Android & iOS) through the daily use of their smartphone or tablet. That’s why we chose to keep native features so that they can feel familiar with this comprehensive tool.

We developed a mobile and web application respecting different user paths on the same interface. This way everyone – from the lighting installer to the building manager – can use the application to meet their respective objectives.

The application allows to detect the different devices thanks to Bluetooth Mesh technology, to configure them and finally to test them.

Thus, the application can alert the people responsible for the faulty lighting, specifying the nature of the problem and precisely geolocating the device.

All alerts and actions are transcribed through detailed reports generated directly from the mobile application. The tool is therefore a support platform for the management of emergency lighting and exit signals, but also ensures the correct operation of the devices and compliance with regulations through complete automated monitoring.

“Bluetooth Mesh Device Manager App is the perfect example of a revolutionary and highly complex technology, made accessible to everyone through an intuitive digital tool.”

Liam Coughlin
Software Engineer
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Jmap

Jmap Survey

Facilitate the follow-up of public worksites for foremen.

Problem

When it comes to public contracts, it is difficult for a foreman to ensure progress in real time, and thus make sure that the service provider is respecting the contract.

When it comes to managing public contracts, it is often difficult for the foreman to keep up with all the work that takes place in a city.

Ensuring contractors’ compliance with contracts to ensure delivery on time is a challenge. However, it is essential to exercise penalties associated with contracts if the work does not respect the deadlines.

The goal for K2 was to develop a tool to effectively monitor the progress of public contracts.

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Solution

We have developed an application for Smartphone and Tablet so that projects are accessible anywhere, by different actors, regardless of the network coverage.

The application we have developed simplifies the work of the foremen when entering data in the field.

The application allows you to view and query all map layers and works with or without a network connection.

It is also possible to create objects and forms associated with your layers, including all their components, and to use them with Jmap Survey without modification.

“The Jmap Survey application was entirely designed to answer the performance problems of the teams in the field. A digital tool is the guarantee that all the players use the same technology, the same support, in order to standardize the communication between the different services and, above all, to be much faster and more efficient in the follow-up of the construction sites.”

Gregory Cerallo
Strategist
Sidekick Interactive

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Parcourir Laval

Parcourir Laval

An interactive travel guide app for Cities looking to dynamize their activity.

Problem

The City of Laval was looking for a flexible and adapted solution for its citizens and tourists to give access to the heritage information and thematic routes of the city.

With more than 420,000 residents and 730,000 tourists a year, the city of Laval was looking for a digital solution consistent with user mobility and flexible enough to allow the city to manage content in real time.

The challenge was thus twofold: to propose an application to inform citizens of activities in the city, and to show cultural places to tourists in the form of a walking route planner solution.

Also, the solution had to be interactive so as not to fall into the trap of simply being a tourist guide frozen in digital format.

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Solution

We have deployed our customizable Sidekick Tourism solution for the city of Laval, including key features and a client-specific CMS to modify the content of their travel guide app in real time.

Our Sidekick Tourism solution is a customizable product that the city of Laval has been able to appropriate.

This native Android and iOS travel guide application allows the city to broadcast its own content and edit it through a dedicated content manager. The city can work as a walking route planner with several points of interest according to certain themes.

The application includes essential features that can replace the city’s printouts to provide a more immersive experience.

“Parcourir Laval is a perfect blend of history and new technologies that allows tourists to discover the attractions of the city in a different and attractive way. This type of product fits perfectly with the objectives of a smart and modern city.”

Benoit Collette
City of Laval

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INFO-Neige Montreal

INFO-neige Montreal

A game changing snow removal app that impacts thousands of car drivers during snow removal operations in Montreal.

Problem

The city of Montreal organized a public hackathon to develop a mobile application to better communicate with citizens on snow removal operations in Montréal, and thus avoid towing cars.

Every year, thousands of drivers are impacted by snow storms and the snow removal operations of the city of Montreal.

In order to keep streets passable, the snow removal operations forces the city to tow many cars to make room for the snowplows. To maximize its productivity during these operations, the city wanted to develop an application to better communicate with its citizens on snow removal schedules and progress.

A hackathon was organized to propose the most appropriate application. Nearly 80 developers and development agencies accepted the challenge.

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Solution

We won the hackathon by developing a simple and effective snow removal app that works with open city data and intuitive color coding. Citizens can now save targeted places to receive notifications, helping them to better plan their parking.

Our snow removal app was designed according to how a driver would use it. We wanted the application to be as uncluttered as possible for outdoor use during a snowstorm.

We therefore focused our development around simplicity of use and clarity of content. The user can directly access his current position, those previously recorded and, since the winter of 2019, report poorly cleared places.

This clean approach, keeping only essential features, allowed us to offer an efficient and very intuitive mobile application which won us 1st prize.

“A must-have in the city!”

Alexandre M.
App user

“Thanks to INFO-Neige my car is not towed anymore. Thank you!

Salim F.
App user

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Aerial

Aerial

Taking an innovative wireless home security technology and turning it into a powerful and accessible home security app.

Problem

The startup Aerial has developed a wireless home security technology that captures the activities and movements of an area, thanks to WiFi wave analysis. They wanted to make it accessible to anyone through a mobile application to serve ordinary individuals as well as professionals.

The startup Aerial has developed a wireless home security technology that captures the activities and movements of an area, thanks to WiFi wave analysis. They wanted to make it accessible to anyone through a mobile application to serve ordinary individuals as well as professionals.

The complexity of the scientific data collected was a challenge. The data was too technical for the target audience and therefore did not bring real added value.

The objective for the company was therefore twofold: on the one hand to integrate the data generated in a clear and intuitive interface, and on the other hand to make the interface easily configurable according to the user profile.

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Solution

We built a Home security app prototype with Aerial’s team to make sure that the solution was intuitive, easily configurable and easy to handle, all before developing the actual app.

We developed models and a prototype to confirm objectives and expectations as defined during the co-creation workshop.

The customizable interface now allows the user to configure the application based on the location they wish to monitor and connect to nearby wireless devices. The user is therefore notified in real time when an activity, for example an intrusion, is detected.

Also, thanks to the algorithms, the user can plan and schedule a calendar of events so that the system can notify them of intrusions, for example.

“We have designed an entire interface to display and set up the technology developed by Aerial. Our team was able to adapt the solution by creating a completely custom-made interface, allowing easy access and use regardless of the user.”

Alexandre Boyer-Laporte
iOS Developer
Sidekick Interactive

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Go Centre-Ville

Go Centre-ville

Go Centre-Ville is powered by our Sidekick Tourism product, deployable under 2 weeks. A travel guide app with features such a walking route planner

Problem

The city of Gatineau wanted to develop a digital tool to connect the municipality to its inhabitants. The city wanted to both facilitate the daily lives of its inhabitants, and make the city more attractive for tourists and retailers.

The city of Gatineau, the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec, wanted to dynamize numerically by developing a digital tool, in the form of a City tour app, to connect the municipality to its residents to both facilitate their daily lives and make the city more attractive for tourists and retailers.

As the city is constantly evolving, the municipality wanted to be able to modify the content of the application easily and in real time, without having to go through our services.

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Solution

We have deployed our Sidekick Tourism solution for the city of Gatineau to provide relevant content. Thanks to the CMS, we have made the city autonomous in the management of its content.

The city now has a native travel guide app that offers essential features such as offline browsing and geolocation of points of interest.

The solution also includes an online content manager accessible to the municipality and allowing simple, effective and real-time content modification.

Now the city has an interactive City tour app to highlight its shops and cultural venues to bring more dynamism to its economic downtown.

“The strength of this travel guide app is the dynamism it brings to the economy of downtown Gatineau. It’s a real everyday tool, to be aware of all the events and discounts in the heart of the city.”

Gregory Cerallo
Strategist | Co-fondateur
Sidekick Interactive

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iSmart

iSmart

Stress management app designed by doctors, developed by us.

Problem

The University Institute in Mental Health had developed a chronic stress management app. This application was too heavy and the user was lost while browsing.

Dr. Pierrich Plusquellec led a first mobile application development project to help manage chronic stress.

The purpose was clear: to create an app to help with anxiety. But the user interface was complex due to the presence of too many features.

The application did not fulfill its primary purpose. Downloads were decreasing and the application was drifting.

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Solution

We have defined a new version of this stress management app. Together, we reworked the design to make it fun and interactive and thus facilitate its use.

After joint reflection, we decided to go for a new app to help with anxiety adapted to the latest technical requirements.

Step by step, we made the application intuitive and fun. We put in place an effective user experience in order to evoke the daily interest of its users.

The set of functionalities chosen makes of iSMART a complete tool to equip and assist people wishing to manage their chronic stress.

“The working day with the Sidekick team was extremely stimulating. It allowed a great freedom in the creation of ideas, extracting the expertise of each one and juggling with the methods of brainstorming. This demonstrated once again that collective intelligence always generates more results than individual expertise.”

Pierrich Plusquellec
Professor & Searcher
University of Montreal

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SpinED

SpinED

Revolutionize medical learning with a gamification app for medical students, professors and professionals.

Problem

A team of doctors was looking for a playful and interactive way to accompany medical students in the study of the spine. The SpinED team wanted to develop a learning alternative, lighter and more captivating.

The field of study of the spine, although rich and complex, offered no interactive and fun learning tool for students, researchers and professionals.

We knew what the objectives were, but the doctors did not know what digital tools were at their disposal to achieve these objectives.

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Solution

We have developed a medical learning app prototype that includes all the features needed to study, test and progress in multiple areas of medical studies, including the spinal column.

After studying, analyzing and sorting out the different possibilities, we presented a medical learning app prototype filling the gaps in the range of existing study tools.

We designed a fun learning app for medical students and professionals based on gamification. The user has access to specific case studies, multiple choice questions and a dashboard to view his progress.

The users can learn, test themselves, identify their strengths and weaknesses and compare their results with those of other students.

“The SpinED application is all about new learning opportunities with today’s digital tools, offering interactive modules where traditional tools lack dynamism and impact. Beyond the fun aspect of the application, it remains a very technical, reliable and complete support to accompany all actors in the medical study.”

Gregory Cerallo
Strategist
Sidekick Interactive

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SecurApp

SecurApp

Provide meaningful mental health support to people facing suicidal crisis.

Problem

A mental health app to help suicidal people had already been developed but was obsolete, and the number of downloads was constantly diminishing.

Ten people commit suicide in Canada every day. Even if these figures are decreasing, the situation remains worrisome. This is what prompted Dr. Réal Labelle to create, with the Axel Center, a tool to inform, equip and protect the suicidal patient outside the therapist’s office.

The purpose of the existing mental health app was clear, but the user experience was not intuitive and did not meet the expectations of the targeted people. The tool was therefore abandoned by users.

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Solution

We built an efficient mental health app that works as a mental health support digital tool, to accompany and help people facing suicidal crisis.

For a whole day, our team met with mental health professionals to redefine and restructure the existing application. We made the choice to start on a completely new model to avoid being influenced by the previous version of the application.

During the workshop, we were able to extract all the expected objectives to offer the best user experience thanks to powerful features.

“The real challenge of this application has been to completely rethink the existing user journey to allow people in suicidal crisis to be able to get help very quickly and in the most intuitive way, especially in emergency situations.”

Madeline Verchère
UX Designer
Sidekick Interactive

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iBrace

iBrace

Precise body scanner app to increase the productivity levels of medical professionals.

Problem

The client wanted to market custom orthotics using a body scanner app that was both efficient and financially accessible.

The client wanted to develop a tool for health partners to easily digitize joints.

The goal was to find a less expensive and more accessible alternative to scanning booths while remaining easy to use for partners.

The 3D renderings had to be precise enough to be directly transmitted to the production team to make custom orthotics.

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Solution

We have developed a body scanner app for iPad based on the technology of Occipital’s structure sensor. This tool can generate accurate measurement files of different parts of the body and joints.

The 3D Structure Sensor scanner has allowed us to develop an intuitive, efficient and flexible application at a lower cost. The application, developed initially to scan joints, has evolved and now allows the scanning of multiple body parts (spine, plexus …).

The files generated by the application perfectly transcribe the scanned body part. The production team thus gains in precision, and therefore in productivity, when producing orthoses.

“The challenge for iBrace has been to develop a tablet application that can be adapted with the 3D Structure Sensor SDK scanner. It was necessary to make this tool very powerful and easy to use for health professionals. As of today, this application brings a real gain of productivity thanks to its precision.”

Alexandre Boyer-Laporte
iOS Developer
Sidekick Interactive

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