Boulder, CO, May 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Amadeus Consulting, a Boulder-based custom software development company, announced that Chief Information Officer John Basso was featured as the speaker of a workshop hosted by the AITP. The workshop agenda covered topics uncovering the technology behind B-cycle. The event was scheduled for April 21st at the Hotel VQ in Denver.
The Association of IT Professionals (AITP) seeks to provide educational opportunities to its members in the areas of new technology, business concepts, and industry issues. Hence, the Mile High AITP has chosen Basso to discuss this technically challenging and exciting project in order to broaden the scope of its member’s interests, as well as increase their knowledge of significant technology in the business environment.
B-cycle is the nation’s first large-scale bike-sharing program, and can be found in major cities across the US. B-cycle officially launched the company's inaugural city in Denver in April of 2010. Denver has proven to be a huge success. Consequently, B-cycle has launched in several other US cities including: Chicago, San Antonio, Des Moines, and Kailua. It is rapidly expanding, and continues to add other US cities in the near future. The driving forces behind B-cycle are Trek, Humana and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. These powerhouses came together to create a safe, easy alternative to driving in an urban setting. The company came to Amadeus Consulting to build an enterprise-level member portal on kiosks for new patrons that would not only handle transactions, but also track user statistics. To serve end users, the solution needed a secure e-commerce engine and a rich user experience both from the web and the fully automated bike rental kiosks. This software would need to have several levels of interaction including: locally on kiosks and globally with a cloud-based server as well as on several mobile application development platforms including the iPhone™ and Android™.
In the workshop Basso discussed how his company, faced with the challenge, utilized integrated technology systems on custom kiosk hardware to meet all of B-cycle’s desired business needs. The kiosk application employed Microsoft Silverlight™ application design in order to enhance the rich Internet application development. Additionally, the Amadeus Consulting team developed data collection software so that B-cycle users and B-cycle managers were able to access and manage information anywhere. In addition to creating the enterprise system, Amadeus Consulting has also generated a mobile app for the iPhone™ and Android™. The mobile application allows users to locate their nearest B-cycle bike station, get directions, access their Web account and visit the B-cycle website. The functionality of this application makes it easier to use the bike sharing service for smart phone users.
In addition, Basso touched on some of the business results of the successful project, including how B-cycle elected to use Amadeus Consulting's 24x7 Support and Monitoring service, in order to create a reliable and sustainable environment for its Web, Kiosk and Bike computers. Statistics from Denver B-cycle’s first season results were also shared.
As founder of Amadeus Consulting and a major contributor to the B-cycle engagement, Basso feels privileged to share B-cycle with IT professionals and enthusiasts saying, “B-cycle was a major endeavor for the Amadeus Consulting development team, having to integrate so many technology platforms. Drawing on our extensive experience with hardware integration, we incorporated custom software onto the custom kiosk hardware. B-cycle has proven to be a challenging but rewarding experience.”
To learn more about Amadeus Consulting and B-cycle, visit www.amadeusconsulting.com
About Amadeus Consulting
Amadeus Consulting is a custom software development company dedicated to creating intelligent technology solutions with successful business results. Amadeus Consulting is a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner as well as a SilverlightTM Partner, winner of the Microsoft Office XP Challenge, and has Microsoft Partner Competencies in Custom Development, Mobility and Data Management Solutions. The company is an expert in custom software applications such as rich Internet Application development, content management systems, e-commerce, surveys, social networking sites, data collection and management, browser plug-ins, and mobile application development including iPhoneTM, iPadTM, BlackBerry®, AndroidTM and Windows Mobile®. Amadeus Consulting has continued to rank in the prestigious Mercury 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in Boulder and Broomfield counties since 2007, and has placed on the Inc. 5000 list since 2006.