What We've Built
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Tackling big problems has always been the mantra of BitMethod. With Change, we wanted to do just that. Cash registers are expensive, irritating, and difficult to use. So we countered them with an affordable, fun, and simple cash register app.
Change was designed to benefit small businesses like coffee shops, bars and quick-serve restaurants. Read more at change.io.
A large part of Des Moines’ cultural resurgence has centered around the 80/35 music festival. At BitMethod, we were ecstatic to be a part of it. Our second version of the 80/35 app was developed to build on the success we had in 2011. This version introduced a better map of the festival and better handling of stage delays. The app also recognized what day it was and automatically took you to that part of the schedule.
“It was fantastic to work with the collaborators at BitMethod. They fully embraced our creative campaign and, based on our idea, the crew developed a smart and dynamic app for our client—all while thinking about the end-user and their experience with the Warm & Fuzzy characters.
The core of the app — available on iOS and Android — is a photobooth with selectable frames featuring fun arrangements of Warm & Fuzzy. Fans were encouraged to submit photos to unlock coupons and enter gift card drawings. The app also includes a GPS-based locator of Kum & Go locations and information about a charitable campaign and the varieties of Java Ridge hot beverages.
BitMethod created iOS and Android apps for 80/35, Des Moines’ premiere summer music festival. We were able to have a lot of fun with this project, and were particularly happy with the fun branding and visual consistency across both platforms. Cool features includes push-notification enabled news alerts and a social favoriting system that lets attendees sort acts by popularity.
When the social online savings bank SmartyPig decided to do an app, they turned to BitMethod. Working with SmartyPig’s engineers and style guidelines from Happy Cog, we built an iOS app that was secure, functional, and branded in way that said SmartyPig all over. Since that initial release, we have built a native Android application as well as pushed a major release containing new functionality based on SmartyPig’s Cash Rewards card. SmartyPig iOS | SmartyPig Android
We scratched our own itch by building Eat Sleep, an iOS app for parents to track a baby’s eating, sleeping, and diaper habits. We designed the app with busy parents in mind. No text entry is required, meaning you can enter all of the important information with just a tap of the thumb while you’re juggling baby, bottles, and more. Read all about it on the Eat Sleep microsite.
A passion project of Neil, our Senior Software Engineer, Lite Weight is a seemingly-simple weight tracking app with a lot of power under the hood. Charts, graphs, and complex math are all hidden away from the user, asking them to simply enter their weight once a day. As time goes on, the app identifies trends and lets the user know if their weight is steady, gaining, or dropping and encourages them to take it easy or step it up, depending on their goal. View site →
The BNO News app for iOS raised the bar for mobile news alerts. We built a system for the BNO News team, operators of a popular breaking news service on Twitter, to deliver breaking news via iOS’s push notification service. We pioneered features such as the sleep timer that are now commonplace in other push-alert systems. Silicon Valley took notice, and the app was renowned by TechCrunch, Mashable, and ReadWriteWeb, among others. BNO News has since evolved into a B2B wire service, and the app is no longer available.