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Our client is a big international company, well-known coffee, and spice manufacturer. The headquarters of which is based in North Europe.
Within the project framework, it was required to develop a mobile app to synchronize the work of
a smartphone and an interactive coffee mug.
The client produced the idea of the mug. A big e-ink display is installed on the mug side; it is operated by the temperature of the liquid inside the mug. The display can receive photos and images from the owner and other users as well. The mug and the image are operated by a smartphone by means of the mobile app which was required.
The mobile application is powered by three platforms: iOS, Android, and WindowsPhone. The
application synchronizes the devices over BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) protocol. It provides for
sending photos from the smartphone to the mug display or receiving photos and sending images
to other users’ mugs.
The beta batch of interactive mugs is already tested by users worldwide. According to the
managers of the client company it is planned to continue the cooperation with further team
The Technological Stack
- iOS SDK, Objective-C, Android SDK, Java, Windows Phone SDK, C#, REST, JSON,
- Server-side: Amazon WS, Java, PostgreSQL; Bluetooth 4.0