Buster application offers boat owners means to remotely monitor their boat, as well as view and share their journeys at the sea via an automatic logbook.
Our role was to design and build an application that works seamlessly with the Buster Q smart display and meets the high standards of the Buster brand.
We validated the core features of the app based on both user needs and Buster's own goals. This also helped us find the optimal technology choices for the job.
With iterative design and interactive prototyping, we found a solution that combines the visual world of Buster and Buster Q into an easy-to-use product, while leaving the service room to grow in the future.
In co-operation with the other vendors, we defined an API for the Buster backend systems. We also published weekly versions of the application for two platforms using React Native.
We helped to define key metrics and a future development roadmap & feature concepts for the app.
A smarter version of your boat
Latest Buster boats feature a powerful Buster Q smart display which, paired with the Buster app, can work its magic to the fullest.
Q display keeps track of the boat's location, fuel & battery status, and automatically saves your trips to a digital logbook. All this information can be accessed via the application as well, wherever you are.
Share your journeys
The app lets the users share memories of their Buster journeys with the world on social media.
This can be done by sharing either sharing the automatically generated image of the route on the map, or by using any other photo in the phone's library.
New boaters welcome
On top of everything else, the app features video guides and useful information about boating, as well as rules and regulations. Instruction booklets for the boats and their motors are included, too.
A close co-operation
Building the app required working closely with not only Buster, but also Nextfour, the company behind the Buster Q computer and Kompozure, responsible for the cloud services and Buster ID.
The co-operation between all parties has been extremely smooth. This has enabled us to maintain world class quality standards, even within fast development cycles.
Tomi JuholaDirector, IT & System DevelopmentBuster Boats
Taiste's small and tight-knit team's fast and iterative way of working led to excellent results. The unique approach which combined design and development was a key factor behind the success. Close and frequent communication is an essential component in Taiste's success.
Anders KurténDirector, ProductsBuster Boats
Taiste has been an excellent partner for our business vertical mobile solution. Their agile, strategic and customer-centric approach has resulted in a state-of-the-art mobile app, regardless of the tight schedule.
Joni JuupProject UX LeadTaiste
Working with Buster was very fluent and we got good results early on. The co-operation between multiple vendors worked fantastically - thanks to close communication. We can be really proud of the end product and the time frame we achieved to create it in.