Our calendar is a living organism, meetings get moved and double bookings occur. Working with this dynamic feed of data, as well as connecting physical objects, posed quite a unique challenge. The team had to overcome unusual sets of inputs and outcomes in building the perfect narrowcasting solution.
How it works: The narrowcasting application combines data of our Google Calendar and displays it on the meeting room display. Using a PIR sensor in the room, the screen lights up when someone enters the room. If a meeting is about to end, the Hue lights turn orange and then red, indicating that another meeting is coming up in a few minutes.
Currently, we’re creating a similar application for Rialto Cinemas in Amsterdam. Instead of connecting Google Calendar, we built an API of ActiveTickets and display real-time ticket availability in the theater itself. Besides ticket information, Rialto can also showcase additional information about upcoming movies by filling it in their cms.
The next challenge
While we take great pride in realising the potential of our clients, we are projecting the same mindset within the team to come up with better solutions for occurring issues and problems. By doing so, we enhance our working flows and optimise on speed and performance, providing even better services to our clients.
Besides working on smaller side projects, the development team also keeps maintaining and improving on our own CMS with the feedback provided by its users. Being your own client means learning, researching, and expanding your knowledge about potential future implementations. At the same time, we’re creating a tool that’s not only being used by our fellow team members, but also by yourself.
If you feel like you have the next challenge for us to overcome, as either a fellow team member or client, please reach out, we are looking forward to meeting you! Look at our cases, or find our current vacancies here.