To obtain what you wish is not easily got when it comes to programming the house climate. In 2013 21am received from Vimar the request to devise a totally new user experience for the thermostats control mobile application By-clima, even leaving what was customary in this field, so that the user might discover, experience and therefore appreciate the most advanced functions of the purchased product.
To give the product even greater incisiveness, the new application should run in a homogeneous way time-thermostats similar as concerns their functions but different as regards the way they get commands: one of them is equipped with Wi-Fi connection and linked to the cloud, two are operated via SMS, one is programmable using Vimar By-sound protocol codified sounds. Thanks to a vertical design approach, characterized also by a deep investigation into technologies, we were able to get an application which marked a leap forward for Vimar, with an unprecedented logic of daily programming, quick and simple, which became also a new benchmark for the market.
We directly ran both the design of the user interface and the development of the code, acting as the only partner for Vimar, gathering market and usability requirements, specifications of the four different programming languages and related working principles of the thermostats. Once we got all this organized in a complex but solid information architecture, we translated the control of its variables into a unique and neat user interface, suitable for any operating system available at the time: By-Clima was the first smart-home app available on Android, iOS and UWP.