We don't just create apps. We develop solutions.

While others may consider the first line of code the beginning of the project, we at Sidekick Interactive know that understanding your vision is the first step in creating the perfect native mobile application.

Since 2011, our Montreal-based multidisciplinary team works on ambitious projects in America and Europe, helping transform ideas into powerful applications.We created 2 steps to achieve success within the right time-frame.

 

First, we propose in-house developed products which can be adapted to your needs.We have created apps frameworks for numerous markets, from Tourism, to Smart-City Solutions, to 3D Scan.

Second and foremost, we build custom solutions which are co-created with our clients. It starts with our experts and you, sitting down for a co-creation workshop. Why? To immerse ourselves in your project, share ideas and expertise, and create a strategy that aligns with your objectives. Only once we are on the same page can we start designing your app together. The workshop ends with our client having a project brief and a functional prototype in-hand. After this, our iOS and Android programmers can start using their magic to develop your native mobile app.

But you’re not off the hook. It takes constant communication and transparency for the project to run smoothly, and for us to succeed in putting the best mobile solution possible in your hands. But for all that to happen, you need experts, UX/UI designers and senior programmers in a trustworthy, reliable development company. You need a Sidekick.

That being said, shall we start?

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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Montreal, Canada
headquarters
  • 460 Saint-Catherine Street West #424
    Montreal, QC H3B 1A7
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 

City of Montreal, Car2Go, Transdev Canada, K2 Geospatial, Bell Nordic.

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INFO-Neige Montreal

A game changing snow removal app that impacts thousands of car drivers during snow removal operations in Montreal.

A hackathon was organized to propose the most appropriate application. Nearly 80 developers and development agencies accepted the challenge.

We won the hackathon by developing a simple and effective snow removal app that works with open city data and intuitive color coding. Our snow

removal app was designed according to how a driver would use it. We wanted the application to be as uncluttered as possible for outdoor use during a snowstorm.

We therefore focused our development around simplicity of use and clarity of content. The user can directly access his current position, those previously recorded and, since the winter of 2019, report poorly cleared places. This clean approach, keeping only essential features, allowed us to offer an efficient and very intuitive mobile application which won us 1st prize.

Recognition 

Winner of INFO-Neige MTL challenge Finalist of Dans l'oeil de l'AQTR Finalist of the World Smart City Awards 2016 in the Project category  

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You MaWo - 3D customized glasses

Problem

The client had an application used by partner opticians so they could scan customers’ faces and thus be able to offer the You MaWo range of custom-made glasses. The application was not functional and the 3D modelling caused a significant waste of time for the production team, which had to rework the final file.

Solution

We co-created a new iPad application. The

objective was to perfect the existing 3D scanner in order to record the face of each customer in a more relevant way. This provides the production teams with a complete and ready-to-use file to optimize production time. With new algorithms and facial recognition, we implemented a smart alignment system. Thanks to the superpositioning of the photos, the application is able to recognize the eyes, the chin and the ears of the model. Thus, the final 3D rendering is perfectly aligned and straight. After this first step, we developed augmented reality in order to animate the client’s product catalog. Thanks to the lens of the camera, catalog images come to life as video, and eyeglass models are modeled in 3D for ever-richer and more immersive online shopping.

Strong Points

  • An agile tool that allows you to be closer to customer demand
  • Allows scan management right up to order follow-up
  • Use of SceneKit, an Apple "framework"
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Wikiki Event

Problem

The client was specialized in the promotion of exhibitors and the animation of kiosks during events. They wanted to create an original tool to meet the growing digital demand, and thus go even further in the animation and the visitor experience. The aim was to provide users with a simple and interactive tool to facilitate their participation and save time for exhibitors and visitors alike.

Solution

We

developed a native mobile application that acts as a true digital kiosk to promote exhibitor products and services at events such as festivals, trade shows, conventions, and exhibitions. The user can consult the kiosks in advance, discover bundled offers and discounts offered in a single virtual place and save his favorite exhibitors. The application is a real digital transition from the traditional paper guide distributed at the entrance to events. Wikiki is an indispensable accessory that optimizes the visitor experience and gives publicity to the organizers during events. Strong Points
  • The client manages and animates the application autonomously thanks to the content manager developed
  • Digital transformation of an existing business process
  • Time saving for all participants: exhibitors and visitors
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SpinED

Problem

A team of ambitious doctors was looking for a fun and interactive way to accompany medical students in the study of the spine. They wanted an alternative learning tool, less cumbersome and more captivating. The objective was clear, and they thought that an app was the way forward, but they did not have the technical skills and knowledge to put together a strong

strategy.

Solution

We worked hand in hand with the clients to create a strong strategic development plan that accomplished their goals and pushes the limits of what is possible. The app we developed allows the learning of specific cases as well as more general modules. SpinED is a complete tool allowing students to progress and test themselves against the material and others, all in real-time. The interface will allow the user to understand his/her strengths and weaknesses and create a personalized study plan.

Strong Points

  • Develop the solution while respecting the budget and calendar
  • Different versions created to allow continuous adaptation to client’s demands
  • Training of client in the application’s content management system to allow complete client autonomy
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Aerial - Wifi motion app

Problem

The client developed a revolutionary technology to use the WiFi wireless signals already existing within a given space to detect activity and movements. This system transforms this motion into data. This data is very scientific and the client wanted to optimize it for easy, interactive reading and allow potential customers to visualize this technology in a personalized

way.

Solution

We developed a new custom interface that allows the user to easily configure the housing parameters and connect to nearby wireless devices. The user is therefore notified in real time when an activity is detected. Also, thanks to the machine-learning engine and algorithms, the user can identify at a glance when there is motion within the premises. This tool is ideal to concretely demonstrate the Aerial solution’s capabilities.

Strong Points

  • An intuitive and simple interface for easy use and setup
  • An innovative tool that can be personalized and adapted to each situation (security of premises, safety of people, follow-up of plan,...)
  • A solution that does not require additional equipment and optimizes the data already available at a specific location
Problem

Our client was looking for a way to easily scan body parts to create personalized orthopedics. Their goal was to find an easier and cheaper alternative to 3D scans than very expensive scan booths, and to share their new tool with their partners. They knew what their end goal was, but weren’t sure of the technological steps to follow in order to reach it.

Solution

We worked with the client to identify the best

approach to reach their goals, including defining the user-interface and user-experience. We worked with Structure Sensor and created an iOS native app which interfaces with the scanner and its SDK. The client was looking for more than just an app, so we worked with them to develop their back-end all the while giving them valuable technological insight to help them make solid decisions. Strong Points
  • Agile Method, which suited the client because of a non-predefined project
  • Work with Apple’s SceneKit framework
  • Ability to connect to client’s database and server

Reviews

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Mobile App Dev for Product Management Company

"It was really refreshing to see how fast a company can respond to changing requirements. "

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

Sidekick Interactive developed a custom software solution for an infrastructure product management tool for use with 3-D modeling. Their code primarily focused on enabling usability on offline mobile devices. 

The Reviewer
 
10000+ Employees
 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Project Manager, Product Lifecycle Management Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work completed by Sidekick Interactive fully satisfied requirements and pleased all stakeholders in the project. Though the solution was not used for its intended purpose, its flexibility continues to be an asset to the company in other ways. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company specializes in Product Lifecycle Management. We operate in 12 different industries, such as transport mobility and aerospace. I am the product manager in our Montreal office.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sidekick Interactive?

We were deploying tools for a project in Montreal, where they were building a new kind of railway going 66 kilometers across Canada to help combat congestion. Our company was providing the tools to perform 3D-modeling and document management but needed a solution to allow those products to be used in the field without being connected to a specific network.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Sidekick Interactive developed code that created the ability for users to fill out forms that would later sync onto the platform once they were in range of a network. They tailored the solution to be used on mobile devices and to use a smaller amount of data in order to operate in areas without a significant amount of bandwidth.

What is the team composition?

We worked with Florian (Project Manager, Sidekick Interactive) and with 2–3 of the company’s founders in terms of setting up and starting the project. Two other people were more on the technical side of things and helped us translate business requirements into technical ones for their developers.

How did you come to work with Sidekick Interactive?

We got to know them through another company that we worked with who vouched for their abilities.

How much have you invested with them?

The contracted was established with our client who has acted as an intermediary between us and Sidekick. Even though the scope of the project increased over time, the total budget has remained at CAN $295,000 (approximately $222,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Sidekick Interactive in September 2018 and have mostly wrapped up our engagement but still have some ongoing involvement from time to time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We were very satisfied with the work that was performed, and­—even though it was developed for a specific purpose—we believe we’ve found a way in which it could be used for other purposes. Their solution has proved to be versatile in both hardcoded forms or through templates in our own tools. Their application has the potential for reuse with other projects, which is why we’ve kept interacting with Sidekick Interactive.

How did Sidekick Interactive perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very willing to work closely with us to get things done, coming to our office once a week for half- or full-day workshops, which allowed us to tighten the loop between testing and bug fixing. Our developers were able to work hand in hand with them to really expedite the development.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Though the schedule was extremely tight and the specific project requirements kept changing, Sidekick Interactive was responsive in delivering an intermediate solution that satisfied our client and helped us get closer to a final product.

It was really refreshing to see how fast a company can respond to changing requirements. Their agility and willingness to work with just a rough outline of where we wanted to go was extremely beneficial to the project and helped us to make sure we were always progressing, even as we had to adapt our approach.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Most of the problems were from our side of the project, so there’s not much I can say in terms of concrete things they could have done differently.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Anyone who wants to work with them should look at the projects they’ve worked on and talk to them personally to see if they’d be a good match because if they are a good fit, things are going to go very well.

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