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Many Hats is a full-service technology company made up of exceptionally talented professionals. We blend our expert knowledge with a passion for innovation and cultural expression to push the limits of what is possible in web, mobile, gaming, VR, AR, and more.

 

In March of 2018, after spending close to a decade at Microsoft and Electronic Arts, founders Mike and Evan realized the only way to develop great products without big corporate redundancies was to form a coalition of like-minded individuals. The name Many Hats, short for We Wear Many Hats, implies our team’s multidisciplinary skill set, as well as our ego-less, fluid, efficient approach to content creation. Since inception, we have successfully completed over 30 projects, while adding to our growing network for national experts in software development, visual and audio design, 3D modelling, and communications.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2018
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Vancouver, Canada
headquarters
  • 4388 Still Creek Drive
    Vancouver, BC v5c 6c6
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Unibroue, Phyxster, Infiniti, CCM, Mastercard, Hydro-Quebec, Montreal Canadiens, APTN, PlanPlus, Taito

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Unibroue Passport

Unibroue reached out to us to come up with a social media app that would help them strengthen the relationship with their loyal fans. Taking inspiration from their award-winning flagship beer, La Fin du Monde, which is French for “The End of the World”, our team created a “Quest to the end of the World” virtual reality game within the Unibroue Passport mobile application to give its users a chance to win great prizes, including

an all-expenses paid trip to the Unibroue brewery in Quebec, Canada.

In addition to the three more games that will be progressively released to promote other flavours of Unibroue beer, we have also implemented several other features to enhance a user’s purchasing experience:

·        Unibroue Finder: A tracking feature that allows users to find where their favourite Unibroue beers are being sold.

·        Unibroue News Alert: A notification feature that informs users on the latest Unibroue news and sales promotions.

·        Unibroue Library: Quick access to all Unibroue product information including flavour, brewing process, ingredients, and food pairing.

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Health Nunavut Official Provincial Mobile App

In cooperation with Pinnguaq Association, a non-profit organization that promotes technological advancement with rural and remote communities, and Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, an independent, non-profit community research institute founded by Government of Nunavut, Many Hats was tasked with creating an all-in-one mobile application for new members of the health care work force arriving in Nunavut.


 

The Health NU mobile application is an intuitive, easy-to-use, easy-to-read library that is specifically designed to be accessed quickly in times of need. It contains information about working and communicating in a multilingual environment, the organization of the health system, the Inuit historical context of different regions, important aspects of health care practice, and values and expectations in the health care setting. It also includes useful community-specific information including maps, phone numbers, information pages, weather information, ways to get involved in the community, and things to pack. As of today, Health NU has become a must-have mobile application for any health care professionals, social workers, or anyone who is looking to visit the Northwest.

Phyxter asked us to provide them with a complete mobile and web solution for their users to search, discover, and order the parts they need with a few simple clicks. The result was Phyxter Pro and the Phyxter Wholesaler.

Phyxter Pro is an intuitive mobile application powered by a smart search algorithm that locates the closest available products from the highest rated suppliers at the best price. With a just one touch, a

busy skilled worker can order parts with little effort while keeping track of its shipping status and purchase history. Phyxter Pro also comes with a built-in instant messenger for those who wishes to contact suppliers directly for sales inquiry or to negotiate a better price (suppliers can sell a product right in the chat) or send out a parts request to all nearby suppliers. On top of all that, app users are also rewarded with Phyxter Points that can be used to redeem great prizes.

On the other end is the Phyxter Wholesaler web portal created for merchants to easily manage their virtual storefronts. It is free to sign up and takes less than five minutes to start selling on Phyxter. Simply sign-in through any web browser to upload product information, process payments and sales order, answer customer inquiry, process returns and refunds, or promote yourself towards thousands of potential new customers around your proximity.  

Infiniti QX30 Standoff Virtual Reality Experience

Infiniti Canada reached out to us to come up with an idea for a customized VR experience to promote the latest release of their Infinit QX30 luxury SUV. In order to show-off QX30’s amazing sporty performance and precision handling realistically within a virtual environment, we put a professional stunt driver behind its wheel to perform incredibly difficult maneuvers around a 360-degree high-speed, high-resolution video camera.

The result was an incredibly realistic first-person experience that felt as if you are standing right there in front of the vehicle. Experience what it is like to have a brand new Infiniti QX30 whizz by you at neck-breading speed.

The Connor McDavid 360 VR Jetspeed Experience

CCM wanted to promote the release of their latest hockey stick while reminding people just how fast NHL Superstar Connor McDavid is, so we gave them what they asked for. The Connor McDavid 360 VR Jetspeed Experience features McJesus in his natural environment, in a full-size NHL ice rink doing drills and ripping lasers with the new CCM Elite Jetspeed Hockey Stick. Its your job as the viewer to try and follow all his moves,

while sympathizing for McDavid’s opponents.
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Zeke's Peak

Zeke’s Peak brings the 1983 pub classic into the digital age. The pioneer of the mechanical “bar and ball” game, Zeke’s Peak makes the transition from analogue to digital, taking advantage of the new possibilities this provides while retaining the tactile feel that made the original an instant classic.Zeke’s Peak recreates the classic arcade boards you loved, but keeps the action rolling by introducing all-new arcade inspired

game play. Find yourself rolling your way through several beautiful worlds, mastering new challenges along the way. Relive the glory days, immortalize yourself by competing for high scores, and follow Zeke on his wild adventure.


 

Features:·        

  • Discover Zeke’s World: Zeke has set off on an adventure. Discover new worlds and challenges to conquer. Follow Zeke’s journey from the Arcade realm into the realms of the Deep Jungles, Vast Caverns and so much more.
  • Evolved Game Play: Zeke’s Peak is no longer static. Expect new and varied game play challenges as you work through Zeke’s world. The introductory levels of the Arcade realm will transition both new and old Zeke’s Peakers from the confines of the cabinet into longer and more varied challenges. Once you’ve become accustomed to Zeke’s new and dynamic levels, you will be ready to conquer new challenges as you work your way through all of the realms.
  • Classic Game Play: Play the original Zeke’s Peak, and Ice Cold Beer classic boards, as well as brand new themed boards that stay true to the classic board game play.
  • Competitive Play: Conquer different levels. Immortalize your name by competing for the coveted high score.
  • Customization: As you progress, you will have the opportunity to unlock new skins to customize your play.


 

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Coding Game Development for Nonprofit

"The developers were also very easy to engage with, iterating, and providing technical feedback and solutions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Many Hats helped develop a game for a nonprofit. It’s a solution that allows users to learn about coding. The project involved ideation, storyboarding, UI design, graphics, and animation

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Canada
Ashley Beamer
Dir. of Productions, Pinnguaq Association
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The game helped the nonprofit in getting digital traffic and increased usage, meeting initial targets. The company has received testimonials from users who play and enjoy the game. They boasted proven highly adaptive skills throughout.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Pinnguaq Association, a not-for-profit organization, incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) into unique learning applications that promote storytelling, health, wellness, and growth with rural and remote communities.

At its core, Pinnguaq embraces diversity and creates opportunities in order to empower all people. Pinnguaq, which means play in Inuktitut, was created in 2012 as a Pangnirtung, Nunavut-based technology startup with the goal of providing play experiences in Indigenous languages.

Since then, the organization has embraced ways of incorporating play into applications that support a full learning life cycle. As the Director of Productions I coordinate and oversee the design and development of various projects from game and web development, to 2D and 3D art creation, to content production.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Many Hats?

We worked with Many Hats to develop and produce a game called Nanili. Nanili introduces players to the art of coding. It does this by encouraging players to find the most elegant solutions through creating procedural functions and loops.

The aim of the game is to get the character to the campfire in the most efficient way possible (using as few blocks in the input bar as possible). Each level presents you with a maze showing the locations of the character and the campfire.

What were your goals for this project?

The ultimate goal of the project was to deploy a game that users had tested and played throughout development. We iterated throughout the development of Nanili, conducting user testing and asking for feedback from kids and young people along the way.

The result is a game that we now use in the delivery of educational STEAM programming, teaching kids the art of coding through game play.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We worked with Many Hats from the outset of Nanili.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The project was an end to end development from ideation and storyboarding, to design and UI, graphics and animation, content, development, QA, user testing, and improvements. Many Hats were involved every step of the way, leading in all aspects.

What was the team composition?

One Technical Director, project manager, two senior software developers, one intermediate software developer, one UI/UX designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Since launching Nanili for both mobile and as a webgl version in the Pinnguaq website, we have seen a good deal of traffic and usage of the game. We also have various testimonials of kids of play the game and try to out do their previous scores. The educational teams will continue to work with kids on their coding skills and use Nanili to facilitate this, whether remotely or in-person.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Daily Scrum stand-up with the technical director, developers and designers allowed everyone to be on the same page and understand the work ahead. We created a dedicated Slack channel for clients, open-access to Jira for visibility of work. Work was transparent and carefully tracked and monitored.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They Many Hats team were very easy to work with, extremely flexible and highly adaptive in terms of change in development directions. Innovative as they are always trying to use the best tech stack and technology available. The developers were also very easy to engage with, iterating, and providing technical feedback and solutions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can't think of anything off hand.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Software Dev & Testing for Game Developer

"[The team lead] leverages his experience to craft systems that will be key for the longevity of our studio."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Many Hats helped a video game studio with components of their multi-platform video game. They assigned one senior engineer, who has assisted in the development of autosmoke and testing infrastructure.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Carolina Mastretta
Managing Director, Original Fire Games LTD
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Many Hats has helped the client produce versatile game infrastructures across a variety of platforms. The team lead always has valuable insights to share and has been a pleasure to work with. The client particularly commends the team for their transparency in all aspects of the engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Original Fire Games is a video game studio currently developing the title Circuit Superstars. I'm a founder, managing director & designer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Many Hats?

We have an ongoing collaboration with Many Hats who are helping us develop autosmoke and testing infrastructure as well as console porting for our multi-platform video game.

What were your goals for this project?

Our collaboration with Many Hats is fueled by our goal of developing an infrastructure of software and systems that contribute to the success of our current game as well as those we develop in the future. We wanted to think long-term sustainability, and Many Hats has helped us make that a reality.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Many Hats based on conversations an analysis that led us to believe this was the right partnership for our goals. Our company is new at shipping games, so their expertise and experience have and continue to be essential.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

In-Game Testing Framework Web-Based Remote Testing Framework F-Make Build framework TeamCity/CIS Server Console porting.

What was the team composition?

1 Senior Engineer

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The work is ongoing, so the results will impact our short term and long term future. The work Many Hats has done so far will help us produce and test game builds effectively across a variety of platforms. The testing infrastructure created is also quite versatile, so we will continuously be able to develop new tests as the needs of the project arise.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project Management has been led by the Senior Engineer working with us. He established the project and tasks on Jira and has continuously done effort to keep us & Jira up to date.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Mike Despault, the Senior Engineer we worked with, has been a pleasure to work with, he is inquisitive, insightful, seeks to understand our challenges, and leverages his experience to craft systems that will be key for the longevity of our studio and the titles we ship.

Mike and Many Hats as a whole work with transparency as a value, form negotiations to execution, we have always been clear on costs and time. As a small studio, this has given us the flexibility we need for our budget. I'm grateful for this partnership and hope to continue to work with Many Hats for many years to come.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not at this time.

5.0
Overall Score I'm grateful for this partnership and hope to continue to work with Many Hats for many years to come.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Transparent and flexible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Transparent and flexible.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    AAA quality of work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I want Many Hats to continue to succeed and to continue to help studios like us. Would 100% refer.

App Development for Communications Firm

"Their team was as engaged in the project as we were."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Many Hats developed both an iOS and Android version of a mobile app for a communications firm. Their team was responsible for UX optimization and AR development.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Andréanne Isabelle Poitras
VP Global Product, dada
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has received 100,000 downloads in the three months of activity. Many Hats is agile and solutions-driven, dedicating themselves to the success of their projects. Their team is engaged and hard-working.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Dada is a fast-growing agency that gives brands love and purpose. Since its foundation in 2010, its approach has seduced major clients such as Desjardins, Hydro-Québec, Traditours, Bota Bota, VIA Rail and CAE. The agency is formed of leading communications professionals that share a common mission: to cultivate a collaborative spirit to help brands reach their full potential, both from an employee and a consumer perspective.

Beyond creative and production, dada is also specialized in business intelligence, co-creation workshops, strategy and innovation. From its Montreal office, it makes its clients benefit from its diverse capabilities throughout Canada and the United States. dada, with love and purpose.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Many Hats?

As VP Gobal Product at dada, I have mandated Many Hats to help develop a customer centric mobile app for Unibroue. The beer brand was well distributed across the Unites States, but needed to develop a platform to build a connection with its growing fan base. The app was a mix of brand and product education, through gamification, including but not limited to, AR label animations on most popular skus.

What were your goals for this project?

Generate product knowledge Create relevant frequency in customer interactions with the brand Build brand awareness Grow fan and customer base (lift sales volumes)

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Through a senior project manager who knew the team.

Describe the project in detail.

  • Mobile app available on iOS and Google Play Store
  • AR animations on labels
  • Other games: AR with flying fairies, quiz, 360 virtual reality game in motion
  • Consumer profile with a history of navigation
  • Geo-localization linked with Beer Finder across all 50 states
  • Contest linked to user profile
  • Knowledge base including recipes, cocktails, and pairings, as well as product profiles
  • Optimization of UX after the first phase of deployment
  • Coding and development of technology from our design files

What was the team composition?

Lead developer, I am not sure of the team composition behind the lead developer

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Over 10,000 downloads within the first three months of activity

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Highly efficient communication Very agile and solution-oriented team Success focused

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their team was as engaged in the project as we were.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Preliminary time evaluation is given complexity and scope of project Unforeseen circumstances (i.e. Apple store approval delays and unknown)

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Value Discovery App for Financial Services Company

"This was our app so it was nice having someone hold our hands through the process."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

Many Hats developed a financial services app that helps users identify their core values. This is done through a series of thought exercises, and the results help craft financial profiles.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Nicki Potts
SVP Product Development, PlanPlus Global
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is currently in limited release and feedback has been positive. Many Hats communicated consistently throughout, following up on progress reports when needed. They also helped release the app across different channels.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Product Manager of a global FinTech company servicing financial services professionals. We are a world leader in psychometric testing and suitability.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Many Hats?

Many Hats help us build our first app to capture an individual's core values, a key engagement piece in the onboarding process.

What were your goals for this project?

To be able to gamify the values capture process and make it a fun and engaging process.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were introduced to Many Hats by a mutual contact and were impressed from the first meeting.

Describe the project in detail.

Your core values are important needs or requirements that have helped you to be successful, and help you recognize what's important to you. The app is a series of exercise designed to help an individual clearly identify their core values.

The app is designed to be used in conjunction with our financial profiling and planning application where financial advisors can invite clients to complete the exercise as part of their engagement process.

What was the team composition?

There was a project leader assigned to our project and he was in charge of communicating our requirements to the rest of team. Team members also contacted us directly if they have a question.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The app is currently in limited release awaiting further development to link it back to our financial profiling and planning application. Feedback has been positive so far.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The communication process was quite smooth, they updated us regularly on progress and follow up when needed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were very helpful in guiding us on how to release the app across the different channels. This was our app so it was nice having someone hold our hands through the process, they clearly know what they are doing.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing I can think of.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Dev Support for Tradesman App

"Many Hats is great to work with, skilled at what they do, and very accommodating to a client's needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Many Hats was responsible for developing the initial architecture and UI for a tradesperson wholesale app. The solution is based in Xamarin with a .NET backend hosted on Azure.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Ben Fagan
CTO, Phyxter Corp
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With Many Hats' knowledge sharing and support, the internal team was able to go to market with a phase 1 product by the end of the project. Many Hats worked well in a dynamic environment, adapting to internal workflows and client needs.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Phyxter is a company specializing in technology solutions for the trades industry. I am the CTO of Phyxter.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Many Hats?

Initial architecture and UI of Phyxter Pro mobile app.

What were your goals for this project?

To create the initial architecture and framework of our Phyxter Pro mobile app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Interviewed several development companies and weighed the pro's and con's of each one.

Describe the project in detail.

The project consisted of a Xamarin based mobile app which communicated with a web based app. Both shared a .net backend hosted on the Azure cloud. The project also required Many Hats to train our in-house development team while the project was ongoing.

What was the team composition?

One project manager, one front-end developer and two full-stack developers. In-house we had two junior developers and a senior back-end developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Went to market with our phase 1 product at the end of the project.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow between our teams was very effective. Weekly overall project meetings and daily scrums.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Many Hats is great to work with, skilled at what they do, and very accommodating to a client's needs in a dynamic project environment.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I have no recommendations for improvement.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Business Entity Name
Pinnguaq Technology Inc.
Status
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Jurisdiction of Formation
Canada
Id
BC0980696
Date of Formation
Sep 18, 2013
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