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Bluegrass digital creds 2015


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Who we are, who we work with and our latest work

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Bluegrass digital creds 2015

  1. 1. A creative technology company
  2. 2. UX Information Architecture Interaction Design Usability Engineering Visual Design Wireframe Prototyping User Testing WEB Content Management Platforms Web Application Development eCommerce Quality Assurance & Testing Analytics & Data Secure Hosting MOBILE HTML5 Framework Mobile Applications Phonegap / Cordova iOS (Objective C) Development Android (Java) Development We are a global creative technology company specialising in:
  3. 3. Offshore advantage Bluegrass has a unique offering with a combination of commercial advantages not found anywhere else. • 40-50% lower cost compared to the UK market • A highly skilled tech resource pool with great service ethos • Strong English language with strong cultural affinity to the UK • No time zone challenge for the UK • Solid infrastructure and technology support United Kingdom France Germany Cape Town, South Africa Time zone
  4. 4. What we do At Bluegrass we do technical excellence, creativity, innovation, good coffee, birthdays and board games. We do team spirit, awesome apps, social gatherings and social responsibility. We do football, fitness, initiative and integrity. At Bluegrass we do passion, lots of cutting edge digital passion.
  5. 5. We build integrated digital platforms Bluegrass in a nutshell Industry accreditations and certifications Over 18 years of experience in digital project delivery Over 500 digital projects – web and mobile We deliver high quality, standards-based work A strong focus on enterprise WCMS platforms Solid internal processes to support our delivery methods
  6. 6. Where we’ve done work New York, USA United Kingdom France Germany Russia Lagos, Nigeria Johannesburg, SA Cape Town, SA Sydney, Australia
  7. 7. What we’re good at Planning & UX Creative Design Web Development Mobile & Tablet Apps Managed Hosting Content Management Systems Maintenance & Support Testing Services
  8. 8. WEB ASP.NET MVC; C# ; HTML5 ; CSS3; SASS; JavaScript; Jquery; GreenSock; Node.js; Grunt.js; AngularJS; Backbone.JS; AJAX, XML; REST; Webservices Technical Expertise WCMS PLATFORMS Umbraco (Certified); Sitecore (Certified); EPiServer (Ceritfied); Veeva (Certified); Drupal; WordPress HOSTING AWS; Azure; Rackspace; Claranet MOBILE HTML5 Phonegap / Cordova Apps; Objective C; Android (Java); REST APIs DATABASES MS SQL Server; MySQL Server; MongoDB; Jenkins TESTING Test Case Scripts; Selenium; Netsparker; UX & PM Axure; Invision; MS Project; Redmine; Basecamp; Jira
  9. 9. The Delivery Team DEVELOPMENT TEAM BUSINESS ANALYST 3 QA TEAM PROJECT MANAGERS + CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTORS 6 3 6 UX + DESIGN 3 1 15 4 passionate team players countries we operate in 32 3 countries we deliver work12
  10. 10. Interface design Project Process Scope & planning UX & wireframes Technical build Test & release Design requirements Functional scope Development planning Content planning Define KPIs User experience Define user journeys & CTAs Wireframes Finalise functional specifications Client review & finalisation Desktop UI design Mobile responsive UI’s Rollout across all page templates Client review & finalisation HTML Frontend Template build Content Management System implementation Performance optimisation Internal QA Functional testing Load testing Client UAT & review Deployment 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 Delivery in a series of Sprint Cycles
  11. 11. Our Processes Discover Discover Design Develop Test Start Finish Start FinishIteration Iteration WATERFALL AGILE (Scrum) Sprint #1 Discover Design Develop Test Discover Design Develop Test Sprint #2 Sprint #3 Plan Design Build Test Deploy & Support
  12. 12. Who we work with We proudly partner with creative agencies to discreetly deliver on technical execution. We produce large scale web and content management platforms for big brands directly. With offices in London, Cape Town, Johannesburg & Lagos we service a variety of global clients.
  13. 13. Agencies we work with
  14. 14. Brands we work with
  15. 15. Our latest work
  16. 16. Virgin Interactive CI Partnered with Jupiter Drawing Room to deliver new interactive CI for Virgin Global, an online Corporate Identity manual and interactive mood board Overview • JQuery roll over previews • Export dynamically-created PDF’s • Drag & drop content reorder • Drupal CMS Implementation Tech points
  17. 17. Fives Futbol Responsive web platform for five-a-side football brand on Umbraco 7 CMS Overview • Gamification features with personalised dashboards, avatars, widgets, badges and notifications • Team and player ratings algorithm • Venue and league management • Online court bookings with payment gateway integration • Full reporting modules for finance, league and court management Tech points
  18. 18. SNAPnSAVE • Free, cash back shopping app for South Africa • Browse and book discount offers • Validate purchase by snapping a photo of your till slip • Redeem cash in-store Overview • Built on a fast, open source hybrid mobile stack using AngularJS framework • Apache Cordova/ Phonegap to access native device functions • Manual and social authentication for registration and login • Use of WiCode in-store • iOS and Android Tech points
  19. 19. Pocket Practice Cutting edge iOS iPad application for Aesthetic Facial Enhancement specialist, Dr Alek Nikolic, which was launched as start-up product called Pocket Practice Overview • Parse data integration • Photo capture and storage • Session memory Tech points
  20. 20. Monster Energy We were tasked with design and build of the new Trade Marketing platform for Monster Worldwide powered by Umbraco Overview • Restricted access and login facility • My Account and user rights management • Multi-country, multi-brand management workflows • Ecommerce capability for country managers with basket and check out Tech points
  21. 21. Webtickets Android and iOS mobile application for Africa’s premium online ticketing platform Overview Tech points • Built on a fast, open source hybrid mobile stack using AngularJS and Ionic frameworks • Apache Cordova to access native device functions to deliver iOS and Android Apps • Registration and login authentication • Region and category filtering • Basket management and online payments • Integration with backend systems (REST API)
  22. 22. Careers 24 Android and iOS mobile application design and development for Africa’s Largest Recruitment Portal Overview Tech points • Built on a fast, open source hybrid mobile stack using AngularJS and Ionic frameworks • Apache Cordova to access native device functions to deliver iOS and Android Apps • Registration and login authentication • Region and category filtering • Integration with backend systems (REST API)
  23. 23. Vertex LEAD We delivered a responsive website on the Umbraco platform for the LEAD Cystic Fibrosis programme by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Overview • Registration, login and password recovery • Associating a user with a calendar events and bookings • Access to dynamic content and downloads Tech points
  24. 24. EPRI Learn4Change We developed an Android Tablet Application for the Economic Policy Research Institute, enabling mobile learning and testing. Overview • Application CMS • Data capturing user details • Content to include text, video and images • CSV reporting download Tech points
  25. 25. CNBC Africa Redesign and development of a fully integrated content management system that amalgamates the Group’s digital and television channel websites. Overview • Highcharts for dynamic financial graphs • Brightcove for live streaming CNBC television and archive video • Disqus plugin for blog commenting Integrations
  26. 26. Janssen eDetail E-detail created using the Veeva iRep solution for an interactive, engaging presentation on the go – ideal for mobile reps. Overview • CRM, CMS and closed loop marketing • Offline accessibility • Insight based questionnaires capture user responses for deep insightful reporting • Product discovery algorithm helps to recommend based on patients’ indication Tech points
  27. 27. Footgear Design and development of a responsive website on the EPiServer CMS platform, with a longer term goal to implement full eCommerce. Overview • Interactive Google map, with store location filtering • Dynamic contact form adapts to users location • VIP loyalty program management • CRM integration Tech points
  28. 28. Johnny Appleseed Cider We worked with a local NY agency to produce the launch campaign for Johnny Appleseed cider brand into the US market. Overview • Umbraco CMS platform • AngularJS framework • Geotagging elements to determine location based content Tech points
  29. 29. Europcar Road Tripper We worked with KingJames and Europcar to create social engagement campaign via a unique Facebook Application called Road Tripper. Overview • UX and wireframe prototyping • Umbraco CMS platform • Facebook API Integration • Google Maps API for route mapping • Panoramio API • Drag & drop content reorder F Tech points
  30. 30. Forevermark We were brought on board as an EPiServer technical partner to support M&C Saatchi London in ongoing development Overview • HTML / CSS Template development • EPiServerCommerce; EPiServerCMS and EPiServerFind implementation • Social media integration • Google Maps and Tech points
  31. 31. Amgen iMeeting Produced a delegate meeting portal for Amgen allowing visitors to gain access to conference content post event. Umbraco CMS Implementation Overview • UI Design • HTML/CSS Templates • Search filters for subjects, speaker content • Video player • Umbraco CMS platform Tech points
  32. 32. Peninsula Beverage Co. Responsive website design and CMS for Coca Cola South Africa Overview • JavaScript driven interactions • Site Search facility • Social Networks integration and sharing • Newsletter subscription form Tech points
  33. 33. Burger & Lobster As Umbraco specialists we were tasked by Burger and Lobster to help “rescue” their website and provide ongoing hosting and maintenance support. Overview • Umbraco CMS platform • AngularJS framework • Geotagging elements to determine location based content Tech points
  34. 34. Speedy Services We partnered with Instinctif to deliver a responsive Umbraco website for the new Speedy Services Corporate website. Overview • HTML/CSS Templates • Umbraco 7 CMS Integration • Custom interactive JavaScript animations • Share price widget integrations • Share price charts • Lucene search function Tech points
  35. 35. SUEK We partnered with Instinctif to deliver a responsive Umbraco website for the new Speedy Services Corporate website. Overview • HTML/CSS Templates • Umbraco 7 CMS Integration • Custom interactive JavaScript animations • Share price widget integrations • Share price charts • Lucene search function Tech points
  36. 36. Petrofac Eve Awards Website redesign for the 2015 employee awards campaign for Petrofac plc Overview Tech points • UI design based on campaign branding • WordPress integration • Online registration and login functionality • Online application workflow • BackOffice reporting features • Online voting for finalists
  37. 37. What our clients say We needed to build and integrate our product across multiple platforms. Bluegrass played an instrumental role in delivering the mobile solutions for our service. Their expertise, strategy and execution ensured a great end product. Bluegrass has been a valued digital partner, supporting us through the creation of our interactive new website. We have experienced unrivalled customer service and high quality deliverables from the team. We are very excited to launch our engaging new platform in 2015. Mark Bradshaw CEO, SNAPnSAVE Aaron Zipper Marketing Manager, Fives Futbol
  38. 38. What our clients say I cannot say enough good things about Bluegrass. They are, simply put excellent. More rabbits have been pulled from more hats than I care to mention by Nick, Mark and the their team. From unbelievably tight deadlines with the highest quality implementation, they have delivered time and time again. And if that wasn’t enough, they are down-to-earth, lovely and solutions focused people. I continue to use them, and will do so for may years to come. I recommend any agency to do the same. I trust Bluegrass Digital. They have helped us out a number of times with build work and every time they adhere to our strict build standards, deliver on time and are very competitive on price. Moreover, they understand the need to keep communication channels open so we can respond to our clients needs. We have found them one of the easiest partners to work with and hope to continue working with them. Matt Ross Executive Creative Director, KingJames Matt Webb European Group Chief Technical Officer, JWT and HeathWallace Global
  39. 39. What our clients say Bluegrass Digital recommended the use of the Umbraco content management platform and the new design, which allowed for a cleaner look and feel, consistent with CNBC’s global corporate identity. The team was capable and professional with understanding our requirement as the client. We selected Bluegrass Digital based on their experience with similar brands and EPiServer as the chosen platform to improve our user experience and increase conversion rates. We were impressed with their professionalism and strategic advice provided. Bluegrass continues to support our needs. Sid Wahi CEO, CNBC Africa Neil Stephens CEO, Footgear
  40. 40. What our clients say Bluegrass designed and developed our Immunology eDetail for Veeva CRM and iRep. The result is a powerful, secure, scalable mobile application. This has provided our reps with access to an interactive sales presentation tool, with the ability to run offline and capture date in real-time. I had the pleasure of working with Bluegrass Digital on behalf of They did more than meet our very high expectations. Their interpretation of the brief and theme resulted in a creative and engaging user interface and app, which was a huge success at the expo. I already have and will continue to recommend Bluegrass. Emre Tuzer Project Lead, Immunology, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J Inge Lok Marketing Executive,
  41. 41. Why choose Bluegrass? We develop partnerships for the long term We have the experience, knowledge and processes to deliver excellence We have a genuine passion for what we do We focus on producing quality results for your business We become an extension of your business
  42. 42. Contacts +27 (0)21 671 1966 Cape Town +27 (0)10 003 0250 Johannesburg +44 (0)20 3326 1580 London +234 (0)81 7959 0546 Lagos