Entrision developed an iOS app for an IoT device, fully integrating the platform into the product’s firmware to control all features. The team is expanding the platform for Android.
Entrision performed numerous tests with internal and external users, showing positive results due to the app’s satisfying performance. The team’s transparency ensures deadlines are met without unnecessary oversight. Responsive and technically proficient, they remain a valuable partner.
"Unlike some of their competitors, they’re not afraid to dive into new technologies and projects."
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I’m the CEO of Smart Scale Co.
What challenge were you trying to address with Entrision?
We needed someone to develop an integrated iOS app for our first-to-market product—a digital scale and smart container called “Stashaweigh.” The device allows medical cannabis patients to properly dose their medical cannabis flower. We were looking for a partner to build a connected app for our IoT scale since our device doesn't have a display or any buttons.
What was the scope of their involvement?
The team developed a fully integrated iOS app for our IoT product. It’s not a standalone app, making it a lot harder to create, but Entrision was up to the task.
From the rough examples I provided, the team designed the app to include all the necessary control, fully integrating the platform with the device’s firmware. The app can turn the scale on, display container weight, and track consumption through a history feature. They're currently working on an Android version.
What is the team composition?
Brian (Lead iOS Developer, Entrision) and Derek (Founder & Development Lead, Entrision) are my main points of contact, but seven developers have worked on this project as well as a graphic designer.
How did you come to work with Entrision?
I met Derek years ago. We've worked together on and off so when I got this idea and started this company, Entrision was my first choice.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working together in June 2017, and it’s ongoing.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We’ve done a lot of testing with our team and some outside users—the app works great. I don’t have any problems with it at all; it does everything that I need it to.
How did Entrision perform from a project management standpoint?
It's easy to work with Entrision. They’re communicative and easy to contact. If there's ever a delay, the team lets me know beforehand; they never surprise me. When they give me a deadline, I know they’re going to complete it. I don’t need to constantly follow up. It’s been a joy to work with them.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Their technological abilities are their biggest assets. The team is always looking to improve. Unlike some of their competitors, they’re not afraid to dive into new technologies and projects.
Also, they’re transparent—I know they’re going to call or email us back. They’re great to work with because of their communication.
Are there any areas they could improve?
It’d be great if they added a salesperson to their team so that developers could completely focus on engineering. I think that would take their team to another level.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Nail down your idea. Knowing your project will help to build a better product.