New Mobile App for Car Racing Ensures Peak Performance and Revenue for Keyser Manufacturing

Company Background

Keyser Manufacturing is a leader in designing and manufacturing a wide range of innovative and cutting-edge products for the auto racing industry. They ship products to racers all over the world including Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, and the Netherlands. Keyser warehouses over 100 different brands of racing products. They specialize in designing, producing and selling race car suspension kits for oval track racing. Additionally, they design and build custom parts on request. Keyser Manufacturing is a total solution race car provider.

Challenge

The engineering team at Keyser wanted to build an application that could process and display suspension travel data sent from a hardware sensor. They had a beta version from a previous developer but needed a technology partner to come in and modernize what they had to create a more accessible, cleaner product that racers and their crew would be happy using. The engineering team at Keyser wanted to build an application that could process and display suspension travel data sent from a hardware sensor. They had a beta version from a previous developer but needed a technology partner to come in and modernize what they had to create a more accessible, cleaner product that racers and their crew would be happy using.

Results

Sales increased after launch of the app

Further demonstrated Keyser as cutting-edge

Made existing customers much happier with product

Customer feedback from our product launch has been overwhelmingly positive, and sales have started to increase.

Kyle KampengaMechanical Engineer, Keyser Manufacturing

What sharpQuest Did

Developed native Android app with Bluetooth integrations

Designed modern user interface and experience for racing crew

Incorporated data visualization for millions of data points

Employed Agile Methodology for rapid development

Modernized applications using best practices

SharpQuest provided us with product insights and feedback regarding new ideas to be implemented

Solutions

After reviewing the beta application, the SharpQuest team listened to the goals and requirements of the Keyser engineering team. SharpQuest used an Agile approach to design and develop the application while receiving and implementing feedback from Keyser.

Kyle Kampenga, a Mechanical Engineer at Keyser noted, “Throughout each phase of the project, the SharpQuest project manager coordinated the efforts of the local hardware developer and several offshore team members, ensuring that every task was completed in a timely manner.” Kampenga was also pleased with the partnership to create the best outcome saying, “They also provided us with product insights and feedback regarding new ideas to be implemented.”

 

SharpQuest developed a native Android app using Android SDK and Java to receive the data from the race car shock absorbers and visualize it in a chart format on mobile devices. They incorporated Bluetooth wireless protocol in the product to facilitate the transfer of data from the hardware sensor. Additionally, SharpQuest added functionality to allow for the platform to process millions of data points of information and produce readable charts and graphs.

How Keyser Rates SharpQuest

Keeping on Schedule

Quality of Service and Deliverables

Outcomes

The initial launch of the app to existing customers was very successful. Kampenga shared, “Customer feedback from our product launch has been overwhelmingly positive, and sales have started to increase. We've also been able to avoid major bugs and flaws, which is huge considering the complexity of the project.”

Looking back on the project, Kampenga was very pleased with how smoothly it went. “We had a great working relationship with the SharpQuest team. Their workflow and scheduling made the whole process simple and straightforward. The way they laid out the entire project made for smooth development of the product, and their team was quick to build features and resolve issues.”

Kampenga went on to state that, “SharpQuest met, and more often than not, exceeded all of our expectations.”

How Keyser Rates SharpQuest

Keeping Cost Within Estimates and Delivering Value

Willingness to Refer SharpQuest

SharpQuest met, and more often than not, exceeded all of our expectations.

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