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Prototyping

March 07, 2016

Emoji Ticker: An Adventure in Hardware Prototyping

The Project: A few weeks ago, I was put on perhaps the most fun internal project anyone has ever been given in the history of Yeti. The goal? Create an LED ticker that would flash emoji in response to people posting emoji-linked excuses on one of our apps, Chelsea Handler’s Gotta Go! If you’re unfamiliar with this app, the gist is that you can set an “excuse” consisting of texts or phone calls that your phone can pester you with later at a set time.

August 24, 2015

Product Development: Balancing innovation with stability

Summary: Technological innovation can help streamline projects, but there’s a lot to be aware of when weighing whether to use a traditional approach or jump on a new tech trend.

July 09, 2015

Building a Web App for Data Visualization

How we built Encompass EKM Metering, designs electricity, gas, and water meters which have the ability to push data into the cloud. With this technology EKM wanted to give their customers a way to see their utility data. Yeti collaborated with EKM to create Encompass, a web app with customizable widgets, that gave customers a versatile way of visualizing and managing their energy data. Here is a look at some of the methods we used to build Encompass.  

May 05, 2015

Rapid Prototyping the Internet of Things: Tools for Wiring

Development for the Internet of Things is more complex than mobile app development. Here’s a summary of how it’s done.

February 10, 2015

Using Rapid Prototyping to Launch Digital Products

Releasing new products or features is risky for a business. Will we be successful? How will the release be received? Are customers going to love it, hate it, or, worse, not even care? Rapid prototyping can answer these questions by quickly getting software into the hands of customers or initial testers.