Creating More Buzz for BuzzFeed

Showcasing the Rich Capabilities of Native Mobile Apps The Challenge BuzzFeed is an app with more than 1.5 million downloads and popular with the coveted Millennials audience, who use it as a source of entertainment as well as news. It didn’t start out that way. “We went to their offices, and you have fifteen or…

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Helping McDonalds Improve Food Safety and Efficiency

Creating a Cloud-Based Infrastructure Platform and Temperature Probe Foodborne diseases are a significant public health concern, and helping to prevent them is key for food suppliers. Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every year in the United States, 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from…

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Craftsman Uses Data to Improve Their Products

Smart Lawn Equipment Gives Our Client an Edge Over Competitors Craftsman at Sears, a top seller of tools, lawn, and garden equipment, had two major challenges: low user ratings for the Craftsman Smart Lawn mobile app and limited usefulness from the app data it was collecting. “We have thousands downloading the app, but it only…

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A New Way to Access the Gym

Anytime Fitness is improving their customer experience by implementing NFC technology to allow their members gym access with their phone.

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Enabling IoT Into Wood Pellet Grills

We assisted Memphis Grills with connecting their wood pellet grills by adding useful and exciting new technology. The team at Lab651 designed a board to take data from the grill controller, send it via WiFi to the cloud to allow the customer to interact with their grill via a mobile app and Amazon Alexa skill…

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Maintaining a Competitive Advantage with an Under-Appreciated Industrial Machine; The Paint Mixer

Once you select a paint color at your local hardware store, you head to the paint counter to have it mixed. A can of base paint is opened, and colors are added to it, then the can is closed and inserted into a paint mixer. This machine shakes, spins, and rotates the can for around…

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Helping an Old Company Rethink Their Service Model

The Challenge Manufacturers and suppliers of commodities are trying to establish a direct link to consumers and to strengthen their competitive position. The emerging concept known as product as a service (PaaS) transforms a product from a standalone function from a supplier to an integrated product and service offering. Examples of PaaS include a manufacturer using widely available…

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Building an Industrial Grade Smart Level Sensing Application

The Challenge Implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is an expensive proposition, as it should be because an ERP solution typically manages all critical and commercial functions of a business. Automation between processes enables data sharing and enhanced visibility to make better and efficient business decisions. Another form of ERP automation involves the incorporation…

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Just-In-Time Supply Chain Done Right

JIT aims to cut costs by reducing the number of goods and materials that a firm holds in stock. One of the most critical, fundamental, and costly aspects of JIT is knowing real-time inventory levels. So when a large chemical company needed to automate its supply chain in a JIT fashion, it called on Lab651.

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