FitBark

A Product for Your Best Friend: Dog Days are Over!
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
iOS APP

Challenge

The client had a prototype, we brought it to life

The Fitbark team had just gone through a successful acceleration process and came to us with their mobile prototype and its corresponding hardware. What they needed from us was to help them generate a complete app-store ready product.

Ideate, Prototype and Test

A bone shaped device to track dog activity!

We were able to translate all of the learnings in the prototype stage to build the solid Fitbark app. It consists of an Internet of Things gadget built to track a dog's activity. Thanks to the Bluetooth Low Energy technology, a bone shaped device is connected to the Fitbark app, monitoring the dog’s movement.

UX/UI

DATA MEETS A DOGGY LOOK AND FEEL

We worked on creating a clean interface that would efficiently reflect dog health data while conveying a fun look and feel and the love users have for their pets.

Development

USERS RECEIVED NOTIFICATIONS WITH THEIR DOGS’ STATS

We developed an app for both operating systems, iOS and Android, with the same functionalities. To begin with, users would need to generate a connection between the wearable and the dog. This authentication was done via bluetooth and associated to the dog in question. Once all the settings were ready, the user would start to receive regular notifications about their dog’s information like active time, inactive time or quantity of calories burnt. A reporting system was also developed for each dog, being monitored even when away from home.

Quality Assurance

TESTING ON OURSELVES AND DOGS HELPED US IDENTIFY BUGS

To test the functioning, we ran in-house tests using our own movements as if we were the dogs. Once the connection was checked and with the first data on hand, we repeated the same steps but by associating them to the dogs. By testing the app in real cases, we were able to find bugs and improve the app & wearable effectiveness, obtaining the level of accuracy we needed.

Market Launch

DATA HELPS USERS MAKE SMARTER DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR DOGS

Thanks to our thoroughly developed code, once the app was launched, captured data could later be compared to other dogs of the same breed and size, allowing the owner to see if their dog needed more exercise or had any anomaly that should be checked out.

Fitbark monitors and organizes all of the dog’s information in one easy-to-use platform designed to make sure they’re in tip-top shape and stay healthy.

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

iOS & Android Development, Backend Development

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