Startup exceeds investor and user expectations with native iOS app

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RESULT

4
month

development process to meet time to market
Highlights
Integration with a third-party data provider | Native iOS look & feel
Project goal
Build a native iOS app focused on dairy data analytics & collaboration
Technologies
SwiftUI | Combine | Django | TimeScale | AWS | Kubernetes

RESULTS

4
month

development process to meet time to market

Project goal

Build a native iOS app focused on dairy data analytics & collaboration

Technologies

SwiftUI | Combine | Django | TimeScale | AWS | Kubernetes

Highlights

Integration with a third-party data provider | Native iOS look & feel

RESULTS

4 month

development process to meet time to market
Project goal

Build a native iOS app focused on dairy data analytics & collaboration

Highlights

Integration with a third-party data provider | Native iOS look & feel

Technologies

SwiftUI | Combine | Django | TimeScale | AWS | Kubernetes

Vyla was created to facilitate collaboration in the dairy industry

Vyla was created to facilitate collaboration in the dairy industry

In a dairy supply chain, there are many steps and stakeholders involved: the farmer who owns livestock, the producers who develop dairy products, the retailers who commercialize the products, the consumers who buy them, and so on. Even though these roles are all part of the same process, they don’t always communicate or collaborate in an optimal, transparent way. This was the problem that Vyla sought to solve. It disrupts data silos and generates a more transparent and connected production process.

The startup is backed by dairy giants like Nestle, Land O’Lakes and Lely Group.

Absorbing data to make dairy operations more efficient

Absorbing data to make dairy operations more efficient

The startup envisioned a solution to better connect the production process and players to increase collaboration and improve results. Even though the Vyla team has all the industry knowledge, they still decided to work with an expert tech partner for the product’s development. Because of our experience developing solutions for the dairy industry, they reached out and we got started immediately.

Native iPhone app to access farm data

Native iPhone app to access farm data

With Vyla, farmers can check out data from different sources in a single place. The app has an extremely cool and configurable UX/UI, in which users decide what information they want to see and how they want to visualize it, via small widgets that include different farm KPIs. The data is provided by a third-party company that specializes in dairy metrics.

SwiftUI was our go-to framework for developing a scalable, efficient product. This tool helped us meet deadlines without compromising quality. We knew this app would incorporate new functionalities and users over time, so it was important to create the right structures so the product would keep evolving without restrictions. In addition to receiving information, users can also take informed actions by creating tasks and sharing information easily.

How it works

Dashboards
There are different levels of access. Each company has a unique data dashboard for every farm it owns.
Customize
Users can access different farms’ information by selecting the kind of widgets and metrics they want to see on their dashboards.
Widgets
Data comes directly from the third-party provider and users can determine how they want to see it by selecting their preferred graphic styles in the widgets.
Teamwork
Based on the data available, users can share information with other team members, create tasks and assign them.
Communicate
The person responsible for the task can change its status from ‘in progress’ to ‘concluded’ and communicate with others through a chat functionality.
Dashboards

There are different levels of access. Each company has a unique data dashboard for every farm it owns.

Customize

Users can access different farms’ information by selecting the kind of widgets and metrics they want to see on their dashboards.

Widgets

Data comes directly from the third-party provider and users can determine how they want to see it by selecting their preferred graphic styles in the widgets.

Teamwork

Based on the data available, users can share information with other team members, create tasks and assign them.

Communicate

The person responsible for the task can change its status from ‘in progress’ to ‘concluded’ and communicate with others through a chat functionality.

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Delivering a world-class product in only four months

Delivering a world-class product in only four months

Our client had a strict time to market to fulfill and our team aligned with their expectations. Launching the iPhone app on time was key so the Vyla team could unlock new investment rounds and continue investing in the solution.

Though time was limited, Vyla didn’t want to compromise the product’s usability or accuracy. The 8-person team, from designers and developers to architects, put a lot of effort into data management and native app development to meet their requirements. We also established a productive relationship with the data provider team, exchanging ideas constantly to determine the best way to consume and display their data.

This is how we
engaged

Design Sprint
We got the project started in a design sprint to learn and define key concepts about both the business and the users, in order to identify precisely what solution we were going to develop.
Development
During the Development phase we worked on weekly sprints, setting goals and showcasing results in frequent demos to validate ideas quickly and move forward with confidence.
Prototyping
After validating the first prototypes, we had everything in place for final product development. The development team was entirely on our side, and the client’s PO was our main connection point for solving issues and resolving doubts.
Implementation
Thanks to our agile work methodology and our teams’ results-orientation, we adapted perfectly to the changes our client proposed along the way, minimizing risks.
Design Sprint

We got the project started in a design sprint to learn and define key concepts about both the business and the users, in order to identify precisely what solution we were going to develop.

Development

During the Development phase we worked on weekly sprints, setting goals and showcasing results in frequent demos to validate ideas quickly and move forward with confidence.

Prototyping

After validating the first prototypes, we had everything in place for final product development. The development team was entirely on our side, and the client’s PO was our main connection point for solving issues and resolving doubts.

Implementation

Thanks to our agile work methodology and our teams’ results-orientation, we adapted perfectly to the changes our client proposed along the way, minimizing risks.

A product and partnership that keeps evolving

A product and partnership that keeps evolving

The app launched in April 2021 and currently the Vyla team is implementing it with their clients. Our ongoing partnership is now focused on adding new features to the existing product and adapting it to other platforms and devices. In the future, Vyla will start to incorporate other kinds of data sources and users into its solution, such as processors, retailers, consumers, and other dairy stakeholders. We look forward to our continued collaboration and future work with them.

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