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Belighted is a software development agency that helps product innovators go to market. We have helped dozens of startups and corporate clients throughout Europe successfully launch new software products, and we conduct our own internal R&D projects on the frontlines of innovation.
Nicolas Jacobeus founded Belighted in Belgium in 2008. Relentless focus on quality has helped Belighted grow to a passionate team of software engineers, user experience specialists, and project managers. We believe in changing the status quo and improving quality of life with modern, efficient technologies. Prepare to Be Delighted.
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Luxury estates rentalavril 2015avril 2015
Luxury estates rental
A Luxembourgish startup wants to develop a properties rental service for luxury vacations and business rentals. To develop the project, the client gave us a set of comprehensive specifications of features that the site had to offer. The site aims to be able to highlight the luxurious side of the rental properties with a simple and clean user interface. This interface must logically be responsive. It must also be presented in several languages and propose an advanced search system. The application should allow partners to benefit from it as well, to have a site reflected them on a certain number of goods that correspond with them. An advanced management interface should be developed so as to manage the platform the simplest manner possible. Based on the specifications, we agreed on the workload that represented the project. We worked from this in parallel on two elements, the creation of the design and the development of features. We proposed a design to the client on which we have iterated to obtain a design that was integrated into the application. Over the developments, we regularly put them on a server to allow the client to see the evolution of the project over the weeks and to give us his returns during the time of development. Belighted provided an application that meets the needs of the customer and that is used today. The customer can now rent the properties he references. The customer can open up access to its service to partners by limiting the properties they could handle. These partners have the ability to change certain elements that will change the look of the site to make them independent of the original site.
API for video curation appavril 2015avril 2015
API for video curation app
Veed is a startup founded in London in 2014 by two friends. Their idea is to develop a service to collect and organize videos from multiple sources (social networks). One of the two founders is mobile developer. The duo is looking for advice and expertise for the development of the back-end. The back-end must connect with multiple social networks to collect video or audio content. An API provides access to the information retrieved from the back-end to be used within the mobile application. We proposed a development in stages based on the agile method. A kick-off meeting of two days has been programmed to determine the precise needs and define a roadmap. We suggested integrating the service only to Facebook in the first place to establish the foundations of the application and validate some business concepts. For each of the following stages, the features to develop have been delineated and defined in advance. Time has been left between each feature to allow the customers to integrate the mobile application to the API and send us comments or change requests. At the end of the project, the customers had the use of an API fully integrated in the mobile application, with a back-end connecting to Facebook, Youtube and Soundcloud to retrieve media.
Music Exploreravril 2015avril 2015
Brandcasterz, a communication agency located in Paris, has been charged by France Télévision with the communication around the music program Music Explorer, broadcasted on France Ô during summer 2014. Brandcasterz contacted Belighted to develop the website of the show. In order to establish an accurate and realistic budgetary offering, we proposed to the customer to analyze the project for two days and to provide him with mockups containing the requested features of the future web application. This step allowed us to validate the structure of the application with the customer. Then we proposed a design, on which several exchanges with the customer took place, according to the different responsive formats requested. These preparatory steps allowed us to develop the application in accordance with the deadlines imposed by the launch of the show. At the end of the project, Brandcasterz had a fully responsive web application connected to Facebook.
After-sales appsavril 2015avril 2015
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. Bombardier Transportation wanted to facilitate the administration of warranty projects and strengthen the internal lessons learned feedback. In this context, Bombardier Transportation requested Belighted to develop two applications: on one hand, a new version of its warranty policy management application, on the other, a portal for sharing knowledge across different sites in an aim of continuous quality improvement. These tools were used to analyze financial data related to warranty projects, including the cost planning, the current state of expenditure and the generation of monitoring reports (KPI, Engineering follow up...) for a managerial vision. They had also to be able to share feedback (lessons learned) on different rolling stock amongst all customer support and R&D sites. Our approach has been to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing application to propose an improved version, which remains consistent with existing work practices and procedures at Bombardier. In this vein, we enabled data imports via the existing Excel files while providing a sufficiently flexible web interface, so that the users can now choose how they want to enter their data. This new platform, modern and able to easily scale as needed, provides many benefits. It allows, for example, the generation of flexible, planned or carried out on demand reports, the import and export to Excel, the configuration of rights and roles directly through the user interface and the presence of publication and validation workflows. The application is also fully integrated into the existing information system.
Incidents monitoring platformavril 2015avril 2015
Incidents monitoring platform
IBA, a world leader in its sector, develops innovative solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer using proton therapy. The company offers partnerships with players in the public health sector to provide an integrated and fully focused on the patient approach to cancer centers and university. Today IBA shares its solutions with more than 3000 hospitals worldwide. Belgium-based, IBA is present in more than 40 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. To ensure compliance with the SLAs, IBA needed a platform to monitor maintenance contracts and incidents impacting equipment availability rate. After a thorough analysis of demand, Belighted has developed a platform for IBA customers and members of staff to monitor and deal with incidents. The calculation of uptimes is submitted to complex algorithms, which can vary greatly from one customer to another. We have therefore developed a flexible and robust calculation workflow, supported by a battery of tests to ensure non-regression and validation by the customers of IBA. The synchronization and the continuity of data exchanges between the treatment centers and the quality department of IBA were improved. The system provided by Belighted allows: the management of sites and subsites (by the customer), the user management, the management of the monitoring of incidents (with CSV export), the management of specific rules based on schedules, and the viewing of the sites and sub-sites and their states.
Schedule management platformavril 2015avril 2015
Schedule management platform
The association Permanence Soins à Domicile offers its users an efficient service of telesecretariat and hotline, available 24 hours a day. Established in 1991 and based in Namur, it now has thirty employees and several thousand subscribers. Given its success, Permanence Soins à Domicile was recently confronted with difficulties in organizing the schedule of its teams. The limits of its tool being reached, the company wanted to equip itself with a schedule management application that enables it to ensure each month optimal planning and to automate the calculation of performed hours, paid leaves, extra hours... Based on the specifications and a meeting with the client, we were able to make an offer for the development of the project. Several meetings were held during the project to present the progress of the developments and support teams taking in hand the application. These meetings with end users of the application allowed us to adapt the user interface according to the usage patterns (keyboard navigation, limited use of the mouse...). To check the implemented logic, we have worked directly with real data, allowing customers to easily and quickly validate the functionality of the application. The result is a full-web application, with different levels of access to manage schedules. An administration interface is also available.
Native mobile appavril 2015avril 2015
Native mobile app
Keybate is a Belgian technology startup that aims to facilitate interaction and networking between people at meetings and conferences. Asking to speak by patiently raising the hand without any guarantee that you will be given the opportunity to do so, or having to move a microphone from one corner of the lecture room to the other: all these are common discomforts during Q&A sessions that the client wanted to solve by developing a modern and efficient solution. We proposed to the customer a way of working based on their needs, in order to provide a suitable technical solution. This included a major technical challenge: to get a high enough sound quality by avoiding, among others, echo and audio feedback. A little of in-house R&D allowed us to determine what would be the best technology to use. Our wish was to build upon existing, proven technologies and not having to "reinvent the wheel", which also had the advantage of limiting the costs of the project. In the same idea, we encouraged the client to develop a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) which has the following advantages: to validate the concept, to validate the functioning of the application and to show the application and its added-value to investors. We developed a real-time web interface for the speaker’s use and a native mobile application for attendees to structure interactions at conferences. In addition to allowing them to interact with each other, the mobile application enables attendees to request the floor. Once it is granted, the question can be asked directly via the microphone of the attendee’s smartphone, a connection being established with the audio system of the lecture room. The application allows the lecturer to moderate the Q&A sessions by identifying the person and the subject of his speech before granting the floor.
Supplifyavril 2015avril 2015
Yellow.lu is the online directory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It offers a search service for private individuals, professionals, business news but also a varied offer of promotions solutions intended for professionals. Yellow has the largest database of service providers in Luxembourg. The company wants to leverage this knowledge and start a new service to put the general public in contact with different service providers: Supplify. Our client’s approach for this project is to be "lean". First of all, we precisely identified the demand, needs and goals to define a clear and comprehensive roadmap, organized by step (sprint). The developments priority order has thus considered technical constraints as much as business requirements. This helped to rapidly deliver the key features of the application and gather the feedbacks of users in a short period of time. Thanks to an agile development, these comments on differentiators were able to be integrated in the early versions of the application. Another advantage of working by sprint was to be able to parallelize the phases of development and testing / acceptance. In this way, the client had sufficient time to test the tool and provide full feedback. Belighted offered an application perfectly matching what the customer had imagined. Two differentiators characterize the platform, namely the access to the widest repertoire of suppliers for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and an easy communication between suppliers and customers. Through an interface between Supplify and the API of Yellow.lu, the user accesses transparently and quickly the entire known and updated suppliers. As for communication between suppliers and customers, Belighted, for example, set up a secure link generation system that allows providers to be aware of inquiries from potential customers and respond without having to register. This system facilitates the use of the platform and therefore improves its utilization and market penetration rates.
Patents validationavril 2015avril 2015
Founded in 2008, with a team of 60 employees, Valipat is now a leader in the validation and translation of European patents. Every service provided by Valipat is controlled and monitored via its web platform developed jointly with Belighted. This application, which allows to make the procurement, processing and on-line monitoring of European patent validation orders, simplifies and accelerates the processing of all client files. In the end, the costs of patent holders are reduced by 30 to 50% according to the orders. To simplify and automate the work of its teams, Valipat needed a tool that allows customers to generate online, independently, an estimate for the deposit of their European (EP - European Patent Validation) and international (PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty) patents. Moreover, Valipat wanted to grow its services by offering its customers to simplify administrative procedures. Indeed, in every country where a patent application is filed, customers are represented by an agent, to whom they have given power of attorney. The documents required for such proxy are specific to each state. The service set up by Valipat, PoA (Power of Attorney), allows the customer to create via the platform the necessary documents by requested state. Initially simple web interface, Valipat project was over months built into the long term. Given the diversity of tasks and the business specificity, the client was provided with a dedicated project team. This team is in close contact with the project managers at Valipat and interacts daily with them. It submitted them suggestions and comments to confront the best technical and business perspectives in order to achieve the desired result, reconciled and acceptable to both parties. The methodology allows both technical sustainability of the application and integration of new business demands. Belighted created a platform that allows Valipat customers to submit a request for proposal, after the entry of data needed to create the estimate. These data cover three areas: the choice of countries where to register the patent, the choice of the customer representative agent in those countries and the choice of a translation agent (if a translation into the language of the target country is required) . To automate the generation of client proxies, Belighted has introduced a service that allows the customer to avoid all the complex procedures on its platform by generating the necessary documents to PDF. Once issued, these documents need only to be signed and returned by mail to the agent.
3D medical imagery appsavril 2015avril 2015
3D medical imagery apps
Visyos (Visualize your osteotomy) is the project of a spin-off from the Université Catholique de Louvain. This spin-off helps orthopedic surgeons to plan and perform osteotomies. The creation of the spin-off required the development of a platform to structure the many interactions needed between surgeons and engineers and centralize medical images (MRI, scan ...) and modeled 3D images. Surgeons using more and more tablets, the project was expanded to developing an iOS application to speed decision making and communication between stakeholders. The work was oriented around the following elements: integration with platforms and use of best practices in the medical world (DICOM, PACS...), review of the application usability and formalization of a working process for engineers and surgeons. From now on, the information for each patient is centralized in one place and the users of the interface have a general vision of their current records. The exchanges between stakeholders are today done in a more secure environment. The information is now available even in the operating room with the Visyos native iPad application, a tool widely used by surgeons.
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Diplômé en informatique de gestion à l'Institut Paul Lambin - Juin 2014 chez Belighted5/5
Web Developer chez Belighted5/5
Developer chez Belighted5/5
Ruby On Rails Web Developer chez Belighted5/5
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Developer at Belighted chez Acme5/5
Project Manager at Belighted5/5
Production Manager et Développeur Ruby On Rails chez Belighted5/5
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