When Roth River came to us for development help, they had little more than an idea – a dream to use the Internet of Things to bring bourbon to the peak of perfection. Roth River had developed sophisticated sensor technology that allowed them to monitor the maturation of whiskey as it aged in the barrel. And ProCoders helped them deliver on that promise — creating an IoT app that offers distillers the ability to continuously monitor their stores of product — and offer customers a way to buy and customize their bourbon blend.
Roth River already knew they wanted a web application they could connect to their sensors — one that will allow them to monitor the maturation of their whiskey. But we helped them create a cross-platform interface that allows them to layer on a mobile app alongside their web application. This mobile (iOS and Android) application connected their customer to the barrel in a unique way. Now, customers could not only customize the kind of whiskey they wanted in their barrel, but they could watch it maturing, too, in real-time. Customers could even ask for changes during the ageing process, including requesting hand-etched messages on the barrel, special bottling, and more.
Roth River knew they had a groundbreaking new product. But they needed an interface to deliver it to two distinctly different customers: distillers, and the whiskey lovers who many. Fortunately, we had all the readily available programming experts the company needed to work with their entrepreneurial team. The company did extensive research to figure out what the UX/UI experience would be for users, the backend requirements for accessing and serving up data to users, and the process the company needed to go through to develop all the needed software. More than that, we recommended a team of developers that had the specific skills the project needed (Node.js, React.js and React Native). Our research uncovered the application structures, assembled the team, and developed a plan of action Roth River could build its company on. And the best part of all? Once the research was done, we were able to vet and onboard Roth River’s programming team within a week.