The mobile app built by Rocket Farm Studios has allowed the widely recognized company to offer scent distribution in a unique way for corporations across the globe.
The goal was intriguing. We needed to incorporate how scents are carried throughout an environment and connect that science to a mobile application within the retail, hospitality, and commercial spaces.
Understanding how scent enhances the experience of people in their environments, corporations today want to put forth a brand beyond just their logos. We can help by providing them with a specific or custom scent for their spaces.”
Scent Systems by Yankee Candle is a revolutionary Internet of Things (IoT) technology that helps retail, hospitality, and other service companies integrate high-quality, consistent ambient scent into their brand management program through connected devices called scentcasting stations.
The scentcasting stations are all online, connected to each other, and controlled by an app on a mobile device; making this system by Yankee Candle the first of its kind to utilize the power of IoT.
The challenge was to design a mobile app that would allow service agents to control a large number of stations.
“ If a customer walks into a building, they can catch one scent at the entry of the building, then another at the check-in desk, then enter a scent-free zone. We can cast the scent into an area in front of a display, as opposed to the whole place. It’s directional.”
Creating the ability to remotely control and monitor devices that gather data and telemetry, while also being able to push commands to them all from a smartphone was a design challenge unlike any other.
The UI was definitely challenging; there were several aspects of complexity. Rocket Farm did a great job working with us on the UI, to come up with one that was intuitive and straightforward to control our M-to-M (Machine to Machine) cloud. Then managing all the different mobile devices, from android to iOS, and getting that consistent look and feel, it all came together really well.”
Rocket Farm developed a mobile application that can fine-tune scent concentration, report live fragrance levels, understand adaptive temperature and humidity control, and much more making it a breeze for businesses to utilize the technology.
A service person can check if each station is working properly, monitor liquid levels, control settings. Our competitors can’t do any of that. ”
Cloud-Based iOT Backend Serve
Native iOS App
Native Android App
We can now keep environments scented consistently over time and over place, minute by minute. With this technology, we can ensure we’re delivering our promise to our customers. ”
"Rocket Farm was great to work with. Really smart people."