The Business Challenge
Marc Polett, a startup entrepreneur, started Manayunk Productions as an independent venture aside his career. Manayunk Productions specializes in iPhone apps for specific markets and interests.
An avid boxer, Marc wanted to break into the iPhone application market with a speed bag simulator. He came to Amadeus Consulting to develop Speed Bag, as part of his Urban Gym line of iPhone applications. He chose Amadeus Consulting in a bid process as his development partner because of our extensive iPhone capabilities as well as being able to turn the project around quickly and within scope.
Marc had seen other speed bag iPhone applications, but felt that they lacked fun, the experience and necessary motion of an actual speed bag. He charged Amadeus Consulting with the task of creating an application that incorporated better movement, different objectives and a better scoring mechanism.
Amadeus Consulting created Speed Bag as part of the Urban Gym series of iPhone applications from Manayunk Productions. Our skilled team of developers leveraged their objective and the iPhone SDK (software development kit) skills to build the application to exceed Marc's expectations.
Our graphics team was heavily involved in this project, having assisted with not only the realistic look and feel, but also the movement functionality. Unlike other speed bag applications, the version Manayunk wanted features 360°movement, a 3D speed bag and a scoring system that accounts for an overall point total as well as strike accuracy. The more accurate the strike, the more points a player earns.
Additionally, Amadeus Consulting helped Marc Polett and Manayunk Productions submit Speed Bag: Urban Gym to the App Store. The process includes a heavy upfront Quality Assurance testing, and an application for review and approval from the App Review Team, who demo each application before acceptance. As a result of the different features, technologies and capabilities of iPhone applications, the review and approval time vary for each app. Amadeus Consulting had thouroughly tested Speed Bag: Urban Gym, which shortened approval time.
Speed Bag: Urban Gym was successfuly deployed in late October 2009. Amadeus Consulting looks forward to developing more applications with Manayunk Productions.