As Ucompass prepared to unveil their new WeatherSTEM project at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC), they realized they needed a team of reliable developers who could quickly design and build a supporting mobile application that was elegant, easy to use, and most importantly, completely reliable upon initial release. And as a successful education company that has reached around 2 million students since 1998 at over 200 institutions nationwide, they could pick any development team in the world.

They chose Cuttlesoft.

A small firm with oversized talent and dedication, Cuttlesoft was the perfect match for Weather STEM’s visionary integration of weather station instruments, collected and distributed atmospheric and garden data, and STEM-based curriculum for grades K-12. So in late November, 2014, Ucompass asked Cuttlesoft to create a brand new WeatherSTEM mobile app in less than two months.

Impossible, right? Not for Cuttlesoft.

From initial meetings to concept and design to completion – with the application approved and available for both iOS and Android – Cuttlesoft’s team of designers and developers accepted the challenge at a full sprint and delivered above expectations with plenty of time to spare.

Edward Mansouri, the driving force behind WeatherSTEM and the Ucompass CEO, put it this way after the FETC debut: “The Cuttlesoft team went well above and beyond the call of duty to understand our vision for the application, collaborate with our designers and developers, and skillfully built the application. They delivered a quality app on time and on budget. We look forward to continued collaborations with them.”

And the collaboration continues, with Cuttlesoft providing ongoing design and build support as Ucompass expands both the foundation of installed weather stations and the software and curriculum features that are making WeatherSTEM a bright star in K-12 STEM education.

“When we decided to hire outside help to build the mobile application for our WeatherSTEM project, we never expected to find the best firm for the job right in our own backyard in Tallahassee, Florida.”

– Edward Mansouri, CEO, UCompass