Ucompass and Cuttlesoft partnered to create a highly localized and data-driven platform that meets the needs of education, public health & safety, agriculture, and more.
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.
“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
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.”
WeatherSTEM provides a highly customizable alert platform that responds to a wide variety of current and forecasted conditions. Keep your location safe with alerts for nearby lightning, dangerous heat conditions, freeze forecasts, or any other sensor-related events.
And the collaboration continues as Cuttlesoft provides on-going development for the WeatherSTEM mobile application while the network of weather stations rapidly expands. WeatherSTEM users are now able to take advantage of the growing sensor network with the new notifications system that taps directly into WeatherSTEM’s Safety and Sensor Alert Platform.
This network of weather sensors is being touted by some as one of the most expansive weather related Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks available. The level of sophistication required to bring this expansive network to WeatherSTEM users has even drawn the attention of the platform WeatherSTEM mobile was written on.
Today the WeatherSTEM mobile application is delivering over 500 customized notifications to its users. As the number of stations and sensors continue to grow, the application will connect even more users with the localized real-time weather data it’s network is known for.
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