HP Arize

HP Arize

Print custom 3D foot orthotics with an iPad.

Problem

The client was looking to develop a mobile tool to automate the production of custom-made foot orthotics.

The client was developing the Arize project to deploy 3D printed foot orthoses using their technologies and their network of American clinicians.

HP was looking to develop an automated end-to-end solution with modern native mobile tools.

To print a plantar orthosis with a 3D printer, it takes several resources, including precise measurements of the customer’s foot, as well as the specific foot problems to be solved by the orthosis.

Capturing its measurements and adjustments is typically very manual or done with high-end 3D scanners. 

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Solution

We have developed an iPad application that connects to Occipital's 3D Structure Sensor scanners.

To optimize the tools in the hands of clinicians, we have developed a native iOS mobile application that interfaces with the 3D Structure Sensor scanner from Occipital and with the TrueDepth Sensor from Apple in order to make precise 3D scans of the feet.

Clinicians can also manage their order books via the app, as well as document their clients and each orthosis.

“It’s amazing the results you get when you mix Occipital’s 3D scanner with an iPad mobile app. The two combined make cutting-edge technology simple and accessible.”

Sarah Troshian
Project Manager
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Journal Métro

Métro Newspaper

Make local Montreal news interactive and mobile.

Problem

Faced with the Covid-19 crisis and the environmental issue, the Journal Métro had to rethink the format of its paper newspaper.

Journal Métro of MétroMédia is the Montreal newspaper with the most journalists covering local news in the metropolis.

Before the COVID-19 crisis, the Métro newspaper was mainly printed and distributed in Montreal public transport. The environmental issue as well as the reality of the crisis meant that this avenue of distribution was not viable, and that the Métro newspaper had to reinvent itself and go through a digital transformation.

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Solution

We have developed a native application connected to the client's WordPress CMS.

Sidekick collaborated with the client to create native iOS and Android mobile applications that allows readers to consume local news directly on their mobile phone receive alerts.

The application connects directly to the Journal Métro WordPress and interprets the articles to be able to make a native presentation, including social media inserts, for example. 

“Once again, we took on the challenge of developing a native mobile application while adapting and integrating it with the client’s existing tools.”

Liam Coughlin
Software Engineer
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FLO-AddÉnergie

Flo-AddÉnergie

Create a complete tool for charging electric vehicles and managing home charging stations.

Problem

The client had an aging mobile app that no longer met the expectations of electric vehicle owners. The technology used was not adapted and limited the company in its mobile choices.

Without a modern native mobile app, it was very difficult for FLO and its customers to interact with the system.

End-customers had to use cards preloaded with cash, and managing cards and credits was tedious. Also, the registration of new customers, whether for the use of public terminals or charging stations at home, was complicated and very manual.

The tools in place were beginning to show their limits and no longer met the changing needs of electric car owners and the growth of the business.

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Solution

We decided to develop a brand new tool that offers a wide range of possibilities and features. We have created a complete, intuitive and easy to use mobile tool.

We decided to start with a brand-new native application for the iOS and Android platform.

Thanks to co-creation workshops, we were able to build an efficient and effective tool that meets all the objectives of users and the company. The user path has been completely redesigned to meet the new needs of users. The goal was to ensure a simple and accessible experience.

Our development team worked in collaboration with the client’s team which was developing its backend in parallel with our development.

“FLO mobile app is a perfect example of our ability to adapt to any situation. We were coding the app on both iOS and Android platforms while the client was developing its back-end in-house. An additional challenge that we overcame!”

Alexandre Boyer-Laporte
iOS Development Lead

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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
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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
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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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