WE ARE FUTURAMIC MEDIA
Futuramic Media is a studio made by Detroit. We are a team of designers, developers, and most of all … thinkers. Like the city that is our muse, our methodology is born from proven hard work. It pulses with creativity that is unmistakably inspired by Detroit Technology. We are future-builders.
The success of any project lies in the synergy of client and studio. We’ve highlighted a few projects that showcase integrated, big-picture thinking. It’s not enough to be a tech-saavy studio — that’s a minimum — we offer a wholistic approach that starts with understanding your business, your customers and your goals.
The auto industry is in our DNA. We are a Detroit studio, born and bred. With the Ford MoDe:Link project, however, we were in exciting new, unfamiliar, and cutting-edge territory. The project centered around electric bike deployment as an alternative transportation mode in highly congested cities for personal and commercial uses. Set to debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we had to develop an understanding of European city life in order to design a successful MoDe:Link app that would integrate with the MoDe:Pro and MoDe:Me electric bikes.
We worked closely with many different moving parts of the team from our long-standing client Tome Software to the Ford engineers, marketing department, executives and even the staff that would man the booth on the show floor. We needed to understand all the touchpoints of MoDe:Link from the end user to the press. It was an integrated effort that led to the Ford MoDe being named “Best Product – Gadget” at Mobile World Congress by one of Europe’s largest electronic publications, Computer Bild.
Ford MoPS was an extension of the MoDE:Link project that incorporated web app and smart jacket app development for cyclists. The goal was to provide cyclists with route and traffic information during their commute. We designed the interface for both integrations and developed a design language that provided visual and haptic feedback via the smart jacket and app.
Cat’s Pride invented lightweight cat litter, the fastest-growing form of litter in America. They wanted to share their success with animal welfare organizations across the country through their Litter For Good initiative, which matches Cat’s Pride Club members with their favorite community animal shelters. The more litter sold, the more donations went to shelters.
Chicago-based Magnani branded the Litter For Good initiative and designed a new website to highlight Cat’s Pride innovative products and its desire to improve the lives of cats and their owners. Futuramic Media brought its development skills to help Cat’s Pride and Magnani realize this vision. We quickly built functional prototypes to identify any UX or information flow barriers then further refined the solutions for the finished site. On the backend, a complete Cat’s Pride Membership, donation, and animal shelter nomination system was created and integrated into their existing content management system, complete with reporting and statistical dashboards and management tools.
Tespo is creating the future of how vitamins are consumed. They’ve created the Keurig like solution that accepts a 30 day pod, filled with your very own personalized mix of vitamins.
We worked with Tespo to create a dynamic, step-by-step questionnaire that guided their customers through the process of determining their perfect blend of vitamins. The software was created to provide a high-level of flexibility in both the visual presentation and the functional results that were generated through the questions displayed to customers. Our solution provided Tespo with the ability to self-manage the questionnaire’s content, including conditionally displaying steps only if a customer met certain criteria. By providing seamless integration into their WooCommerce storefront, our solution allows customers to transition directly from the results of the questionnaire to finalize their checkout details.
Additionally, we worked with Tespo to implement a completely revamped front-end design that worked with their existing theme and requirements. Leveraging our years of experience and expertise with the WordPress & WooCommerce platforms, their projects were successfully completed within defined budgets and time requirements, earning us the accolade of Tespo’s Top Vendor for 2018.
The Internet of Things is a broad and sexy term used to describe an arena of exploding technology that will greatly impact our lives for the better. Working with Tome Software and New York-based Humanscale, we developed a prototype app interface for Humanscale’s Sit/Stand Desk.
The Sit/Stand Desk is an ergonomic office solution designed to promote a healthy work experience. The OfficeIQ app integrates with the Sit/Stand Desk via sensors that monitor the user’s activity. We developed the wireframes that addressed the different personas of employee and managers. The employee component would measure activities and calories providing real-time data while the management dashboard would alert and assist administrators in the management of desk functions. Additionally, the project has expanded to include conference room monitoring to measure and manage occupancy and usage with seat sensors. Test installations have already been deployed in companies like Quicken Loans and we are currently in the next phase of product development.
What We Do
Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. We hustle harder. We poke and prod ideas until they’re simply the best they can be.
You are more than your logo. We take a complete wholistic look at your business by understanding your competitive space. We’ll create a brand that will uniquely position you for future growth.
We design interactions based on your customer. We’re not about trends. When everyone zigs that’s when you zag. That’s how you build for tomorrow and separate yourself from the competition.
The future now: where marketing, app, and web development intersect. You need a company that not only understands the latest tech, but how it can be applied now and where it’ll lead down the road.
How We Do It
Full stack developers! Yes, we are, but prefer to think about a full stack of pancakes instead.
API Integration Experience
Amazon AWS, Amazon MWS, Bazaar Voice, Facebook, NCR Aloha, NCR CloudConnect, Rockbot, Twitter, Vimeo, Wilke, YouTube, (REST/SOAP/Web Hooks)
iOS, Android via Apache Cordova, Ionic Framework
SQL, MySQL, MariaDB
Static, HTML5, Flash, Video
E-Commerce & Gateway Integration
E-Commerce: WooCommerce, Shopify, Gravity Forms
Gateways (Custom Integrations): Authorize.net, Braintree, Chase Paymentech, Google Checkout, PayPal, RentPayment, Stripe
Graphic Design & AV
Adobe Creative Cloud/Suite, Sketch, Zeplin, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, Flash
PHP, Java, Perl, ASP, Node.js, Bash
Support & Ticket Management
Web Hosting & Code Management
Web Servers: Apache, NGINX
Hosting and Server Management: Amazon Web Services, Linode, Digital Ocean, RunCloud
Version Control: GIT, GitHub, Bitbucket
Project Management: Basecamp, Jira
Video Hosting: Vimeo, YouTube
Over the years, we’ve built strong and long-standing relationships with our clients that are fostered by collaborative and creative sweat. Our ability to understand your fast-moving industry, will support the creation of exceptional customer experiences and direct marketing success.
FUTURAMIC MEDIA works with ad agencies, marketing firms, and in-house marketing departments to build engagement-focused websites and digital initiatives for businesses.
We work with you to identify your online needs and use this to guide our development process. After launch, we analyze the project and come back to you with future ideas and recommendations for a deeper engagement with your customers.