There is a place on the Earth where you will be surrounded by very talented and passionate people who care about what they do and why they do it, who strive to do the best they can every day, who love to be challenged by complex tasks and get excited when they need to do something new and challenging, who will be critical and honest with you but supportive and helpful, who are not perfect and make mistakes sometimes but always try to learn as much as possible from them.
We call this place Stanfy and the people who make this place so special are our team and our clients.
We have just turned nine and I would like to thank all the people who are shaping Stanfy, who are bringing their own personalities and passion to everything they do and who are making this place real.
My special thanks go to our amazing clients and friends who believe in our expertise, who entrust us with their ideas and businesses and who gives us opportunity to learn and to grow.
Due to non-disclosure terms I can’t publicly thank all of our clients. So the list below contains only a small part of the teams and people to whom we are really grateful!
There are three important components of our work – the happy client, happy team and happy users. This project has all of them!
We had a great pleasure to work on the BeHppy iPhone app and really delighted that this is mutual. In this video Lili Godbout, co-founder of BeHppy tells everything she thinks about Stanfy :).
With the recent release of our first application for Pebble smartwatch we started to think if our clients and their mobile projects will benefit from the creation of a smartwatch app. What is the possible value for the business as well as for the users? What is the potential return on investments?
So, in what cases should you, as a product owner or mobile entrepreneur, invest your time and money into a smartwatch app in addition to your existing iOS or Android applications?
Continuing the overview of Pebble smartwatch market we’d also like to go further and give examples of interesting ways that mobile apps can use smartwatches to provide their user with a better experience.
More than 400,000 Pebble users is quite a big number of potential customers you shouldn’t miss out on. So below are the examples of iOS and Android apps that expanded their area of interaction with users via the Pebble smartwatch.
BeHppy is a mobile network that facilitates and promotes happiness. It allows you to build your personal happy place and share your happiness with other anonymously. Our team was lucky to create an iPhone app for BeHppy and I would like to share with you the story story behind this idea from its co-founder Lili Godbout.
Creating our first app for Pebble smartwatch, we gained useful experience in exploring new platforms and trying new methods of work that we shared in our previous post in which described the development process of Magic Face. This time our Designer Oleg Sheremet will describe in more detail design tricks that will be useful in the Pebble app development. So make yourself comfortable and learn new things with us!
Having rocked the startup world two years ago with their super successful crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter, Pebble quickly became a #1 choice among smart bands for consumers and created some serious competition for the market giants in wearables such as Apple, Google,Samsung and Amazon. Nowadays Pebble is one and the most successful smart watch producers with $43 million in revenue last year, hoping to double it this year. So far Pebble is also considered to be one of the most successful startups of the Silicon Valley, as they managed to get to the top with only about $25 million in venture funding and 100 employees.
After smartphones, smart watches and smart bands are leading the way in tech world being the most popular wearable devices sold. According to the 2013 data, Pebble sales increased to almost 20% of the market which equaled to about 400k units sold. However, the sales picked up even faster at the end of the year and already in the first quarter of 2014. With the launch of Pebble Steel and Pebble appstore, they became the top selling wearable smart band of the year. According to Canalys report, Pebble has just captured 35% of the smartwatch market pushing back big brands like Sony and Samsung with less than 30% each.