Mobile Application: Aural Brook

East Grand Record Company in East Lansing, MI had an idea. They wanted to create an application for musicians and creative artists that would benefit them, not just the distributor who doesn't do any of the creation but acts like a middle-man. Since this has long been a problem that has been working on solutions for, it was serendipitous that we got together. We'd been working on the mathematical models for the economics of crowdfunding and temporal exclusivity of media for one of our own products, and this seemed to be a great match.

Mark Voldeck, the CEO of East Grand Record Company has been working with to develop a revolutionary ecosystem for artists and other creatives, as well as a distribution system that they control. This allows for the customer, the fan, to get closer than ever before to the artists they care about. is developing this application for iOS and Android and plans to be releasing the application in Spring 2016.

Mobile Application: Thumb Tied

"Thumb Tied" is an Anti-Distracted Driving Application that helps the driver's focus stay on the road. Thumb Tied senses when you are driving and prevents the use of text messages and other apps that may distract you from driving your vehicle. We created Thumb Tied for PNP Technology to include:

  • An Interface that is easy to use & understand
  • Thumb Tied automatically senses driving speeds
  • The App prevents responding to texts & notifications while driving
  • Hands-free operation is allowed
  • Pair with another’s phone and control when the App is Enabled (subscription needed)
  • Reports about the app’s activity on paired phones
  • Allows for Scheduling App to activate for periods of time
  • Allows for 3 Emergency Contacts to override App
  • Emergency Access to 911

Thumb Tied is currently undergoing its first update and upgrade as requested and will be out in the Google Play Store again this fall.

Mobile Application: Message Makers

Message Makers is a Lansing Michigan company that does communications, events and media production. They wanted a tool for their staff members and their associates to use in order to frame their communication strategies and concepts, and came to us to develop it.

We built the application for both iOS and Android, and the app included specific user-experience criteria that we developed into the application. went into building this application for business communications.