Wido de Vries Joins as COO

Wido de Vries joins Ballast Lane as Principal and COO.

Wido is a professional with a great drive to improve, using his analytical, change management and operational skills. He has experience in digital product development, online sales and service, market research, consultancy, project and program management as well as in operational management within Digital Agencies, Health Insurance, P&C Insurance and Life & Pensions.

Wido is responsible for the daily operations of the team in Medellin and for the overall delivery of the digital products. From start to Finish, from specifications to deployment and support, Wido is supporting clients to make their digital dreams come through. Together with his team he has been responsible for the launch of 10s of new digital products.


CCA Introduces My Floor Finder

At this week’s Building Buzz Conference, Andy Valeriani – VP Digital Marketing, introduced the newest tool for helping consumers find the best floor style for their room – My Design Finder.

The website will help users find room scenes that match their needs and style based on answers to a few questions.

You can see the demo here:


Flooring America Releases Completely New Convention App for iOS and Android

For the 2017 Summer Building Buzz convention to be held in Salt Lake City in August, the Flooring America / Flooring Canada team at CCA has launched a completely new iOS and Android convention app that is provides custom order management for members, virtual queues and all convention information.

The app also replaces a 3rd party hosted backend with a custom node-based set of APIs that increase performance and reliability.

The app is available for all Flooring America, Flooring Canada, Floor Trader and IDG members though iTunes and Google Play stores and will be used for future conventions.

Greater Lynn Senior Services Launches App for Alzheimer Caregivers

GLSS launched the first generation of their mobile app to help those caring for Alzheimer sufferers build patience, perseverance and peace.

The app contains a variety of tools, activities and tips that have been prepared by the team at GLSS who have a long history of supporting caregivers.

The app is available for both Android and iOS and is built using Google Firebase to provide access to updated content and notifications.

You can read the whole story here at caregiversmatter.org.

About Greater Lynn Senior Services

GLSS is a non-profit agency established in 1976 to serve those over 60, adults of all ages with disabilities, and their families in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott. Many of our programs reach beyond our five-town service area, helping people throughout the North Shore.

Meter Data Portal

Energy Technology Savings is now collecting live meter data from internet connected Lexus power meters.

The Ballast Lane Applications developed, node-based backend is collecting data from these meters every 15 seconds to present to users and display a variety of data to building administrators to help make better decisions about electricity usage.  The meters provide a wealth of information in XML format that the backend parses and then crunches based on ETS’s insights into what building managers need to see.

We also deployed a front-end to display the data on both browsers and inside ETS’s mobile applications.

About Energy Technology Savings: Smart Building Primary Care Engineering and Technologies

ETS is an energy technology, behavior management, and smart building services provider. Integration of our products and services in large multi-family and mixed use properties materially reduces energy expenditures, enables Wi-Fi connectivity, improves building operations and increases Net Operating Income and Net Asset Value

Guideposts Launches Android Version

Guideposts released the Android version of it’s popular Prayer App for Android this month built by Ballast Lane Applications.  You can access it here.

The app accesses a drupal-based API to send and receive information from Guidepost’s legacy backend systems.

It is a complement to the iOS version that has been available since 2014.

From the Google Play description:

The OurPrayer App is designed to encourage your faith by providing a fast and easy way to submit prayer requests, schedule prayer reminders, create prayer lists, pray for others and energize your faith journey with daily Bible verses, reflections and prayers.

For over 60 years, OurPrayer, the prayer service of Guideposts, has prayed for millions of people confidentially by name and need.

OurPrayer Ministry has prayed for millions of people from all over the word. Guideposts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope, encouragement, and inspiration to millions of people across America and throughout the world.



Provant Launches Humology Apps Built by Ballast Lane Applications

Provant launched mobile versions of their industry-leading Humology participant portal for iOS and Android this month.   Executing on their mobile-first strategy to bring features to all devices accessed by employees participating in Provant’s corporate wellness programs.

The project included a detailed design to determine how to re-use as many assets as possible and focus development on the views that really benefit from native mobile development.  The team focused on data-entry intensive scenarios and initial on-boarding experience levering existing API’s.l

We are continuing to support the Provant team with mobile app development and web portal design services.

About Provant

Provant, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hooper Holmes, Inc., is a national leader in comprehensive workplace well-being solutions with a growing, global presence. Provant partners with employers and brokers to improve member health and productivity and support healthcare cost management. Provant touches millions of lives by delivering customized well-being strategies and services on-site, telephonically and digitally, utilizing advanced data management technology.

To learn more, you can check out Provant at provanthealth.com.