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Daruma Tech Tapped By Florida Atlantic University To Build Trip-planning App To Ease Student Commutes

2022-04-26T19:04:28+00:00April 26th, 2022|Press Releases|

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA—South Florida college students will soon enjoy shorter and less-stressful commutes to campus while helping researchers better understand the link between accessible transportation and college success, thanks to U-Ride, a multi-modal mobile trip-planning app to be built by Boca Raton software developer Daruma Tech for Florida Atlantic University. U-Ride will calculate optimal routes incorporating real-time information from three South Florida public transportation agencies—South Florida Regional Transit Authority (SFTRA), Palm Tran, and Broward [...]

Daruma Tech Partners with FAU Research Park, ReachLink to Launch Podcast Studio for Startups

2022-04-26T21:28:59+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Press Releases|

BOCA RATON, FLA—Software developer Daruma Tech, in partnership with healthcare startup ReachLink and the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Research Park, is spearheading the development of a new podcast recording and production facility at its headquarters at the FAU Research Park.  The podcast room is available free of charge to incubating businesses at FAU Research Park and available for outside businesses to rent. The idea for the podcast room came about when Daruma Tech and [...]

Trip-Planning App Development for Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning

2022-04-26T21:29:10+00:00December 7th, 2021|Case Stories|

Researchers in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University wanted to research the relationship between knowledge of public transportation options and class attendance among college students. As part of their study, they envisioned a mobile app that could provide information to students about available public transport—and reached out to Daruma Tech for help. Client Overview The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University serves both [...]

A Comprehensive, Interactive Website for Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization

2022-04-26T21:29:18+00:00December 7th, 2021|Case Stories|

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for Broward County, Florida's transportation policy and budget. Its many responsibilities include public transportation and road maintenance and improvements. Because the agency frequently solicits public feedback and regularly provides time-sensitive information, having a robust, secure, and easy-to navigate website is mission critical. Daruma Tech, in partnership with Goodman PR, was awarded the contract to design and build their website. Client Overview Broward MPO is a [...]

Daruma Tech partnered with SFRTA to Create a Ticket-Purchasing Functionality for the Tri-Rail Transportation App

2022-04-26T21:29:23+00:00December 7th, 2021|Case Stories|

When the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority reached out to Daruma Tech for help developing a mobile app for riders of its Tri-Rail commuter train, Daruma Tech delivered. The app was a success—pre-pandemic, it boasted 20,000 monthly users. Recently Tri-Rail asked Daruma Tech to update the app and add in-app ticketing functionality to further enhance the rider experience. Client Overview South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) is responsible for public transportation projects [...]

Building an Interactive, Paperless Event Guide for Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Day

2022-04-26T21:29:50+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Case Stories|

Sea Turtle Day is the biggest event of the year for Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Florida, and they wanted a more engaging, less wasteful way to guide visitors than printed paper programs. They envisioned a free mobile app that would allow visitors to see maps of the center, get event times, and learn about the center’s exhibits and animals right on their phones. Client Overview Jointly run by the [...]

Creating an Augmented-Reality App for the Museum of Discovery and Science

2022-04-26T21:30:03+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Case Stories|

The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, wanted to add something special to their exhibit on the endangered Florida panther—an interactive, smartphone-based augmented-reality scavenger hunt in which museum visitors would see moving images of panthers and learn fun facts about them on their phones at each stop. Client Overview The Museum of Discovery and Science seeks to connect people of all backgrounds to inspiring science through exhibits, educational [...]

Incorporating Three Differently Branded Passport Programs into One App for Grow & Fortify

2022-04-26T21:30:09+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Case Stories|

Grow & Fortify, the trade association representing Maryland’s value-added agricultural producers, wanted to replace its old-fashioned printed map of the state’s breweries, distilleries, and wineries with a digital solution that would offer the state’s visitors a more engaging way to learn about and enjoy Maryland’s craft beverages. Client Overview Grow & Fortify is an advocacy organization representing Maryland’s value-added agricultural producers, growers, and startups. Among its many responsibilities is supporting the trade [...]

Adding the Empire State Beer Trail to the New York Craft Beer App

2022-04-26T21:30:15+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Case Stories|

One of Daruma Tech’s earliest digital passport apps, the New York Craft Beer App, built for the New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA), quickly gained popularity—and caught the eye of New York’s then-governor, Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo was actively promoting the 750-mile Empire Beer Trail, a new passport program jointly developed by NYSBA, the Empire State Trail, and the Canal Corporation—and he proposed incorporating this trail into the existing New York Craft Beer app, even [...]

Turning Three Paper Passport Programs into an Engaging Mobile App for Taste of Nova Scotia

2022-04-26T21:31:48+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Case Stories|

Taste of Nova Scotia (TONS), a non-profit marketing association representing the province’s restaurants and food producers, had three popular paper passport programs—the Lobster Trail, the Chowder Trail, and the Good Cheer Trail for craft beverages. TONS wanted to modernize their passport programs by incorporating them into a single mobile app—and asked Daruma Tech to help. Client Overview Taste of Nova Scotia (TONS) is a non-profit, membership-based marketing association representing over 200 restaurant, [...]

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