Trignos was hired to create a branded, interactive Facebook application that connects auto enthusiasts with eBay Motors.
Auto modification and racing are two of the most popular aspects of car culture. By combining them, Trignos created a community based around the target demographics' competitive nature. This augmented the user base by not only encouraging them to keep using the application and continually interact with eBay's brand, but also by persuading friends to join and compete against them.
The result is Bling My Ride - a place to collect and modify appealing cars, then race them against friends for Facebookbragging rights.
Trignos was approached by Gizmoz' to port their patent-pending rendering software into a Facebook application that promotes brand and community.
The use of PHP and Flash allowed for a perfect translation of Gizmoz' picture manipulation and generation technologies to the Facebook platform. It let users not only upload and generate avatars, but also interact playfully with each other, thus, creating a positive environment and engaged community center.
Our efforts led to the creation of In Your Face - the spot for friends to upload, alter and "poke" each other's likenesses by creating 3D avatars generated from user photos.
Trignos was tasked with two Facebook applications for InterActiveCorp: one relating to sports and one to introduce and build CitySearch's brand.
First, it's plain fact that rivalries are what make sports exciting. They are what enthusiasts get most passionate about. Trignos took this passion and channeled it into a community where users can both root for their own schools and taunt other, competing programs. Loyalties and communication are the key tenets of this application.
This led to the development of College Rivalries - a place to sign-up with your favorite schools, and then scans your Facebook network to find out who are friends and who are foes! Not only can you taunt foes, but you also have access to hundreds of school sports schedules.
College Rivalries is now the 4th largest sports-related application on Facebook with over 132,700 registered users.
Next, CitySearch has built a reputation as the #1 restaurant & nightspot review community on the internet. Trignos wanted to take that already strong branding, and plug it in to the active Facebook user base. The goal was to not only get CitySearch's recommendations in front of millions, but also encourage interaction and addition to their review catalogue.
This theory powered Eat It - where Facebook users have access to more than 600,000 restaurant reviews and recommendations. Users can share places with friends & family, and add their own recommendations & reviews to the CitySearch database.
Trignos partnered with PDM International and 7 Figures Management, both sports management companies with an international presence, to manage the technology requirements of their Million Dollar Arm contest.
Based in India, this contest was a chance for untapped talent to showcase their skills (and their arm) in a race against the speed gun. Trignos was asked to manage nearly every web-based aspect of this project. From development and hosting to tracking and management, Trignos harnessed the power of user-generated content to add depth and value to the Million Dollar Arm contest.
The development process led to an interactive site with player statistics, user-uploaded photos, streaming video and more. With the next competition intended for Japan, we're looking forward to some serious prospects making it over to the MLB.
Clubspaces is an online hub with more than a million members. Parents, players, coaches, administrators and club organizers from all walks of life use Clubspaces to manage their clubs, communicate with members, and connect with other Clubspaces members. Clubspaces is for any type of club - sports teams and leagues, scout troops, mother's clubs, PTA's - virtually any type of club that needs an easy way to manage their club. Many national organizations, such as AYSO, National Junior Basketball, ASA, PONY and USA Volleyball have selected Clubspaces to be their exclusive provider of club management services for their members.
Real Time Matrix tapped Trignos to head support, maintenance and future development for their cutting-edge property, Vortex™.
Real Time Matrix is the leader in matching technology and created Vortex™ for major brands and publishers. Their patent-pending technology continuously delivers personalized, live web content at a massive scale.
Trignos' staff was responsible for UI testing and enhancements. Increasing brand visibility within each widget while allowing for ease-of-access to the rich information being displayed. Additionally, the Trignos design team developed new graphics and custom 'vortice' structures to increase brand penetration and embed flexibility.
Finally, Trignos IT staff maintained and enhanced server-side components. The ability to serve API calls and cache data at a faster rate vastly improved performance and has led to less load time on Vortex-enabled websites.
Bling Software enables dynamic mobile web experience and allows consumers to access their favorite web content anytime, anywhere on their phone-top idle-screens. The company developed a mobile application for Barry Bonds called "Bling" (http://mobile.barrybonds.com), for all his fans to keep up with his Home Run Chase for 756 as part of his Fan Appreciation Program for 2007. The Home Run Tracker has exclusive content from Barry's journal entries, facts on all Barry's home runs starting from his first with the Pirates and more. The company also built the 40/40 Club (http://the4040club.com/mobile/) wherein Patrons will be able to keep up to date with the latest events going on in New York, Atlantic City and Las Vegas.
Prep Sports Nation, the leading prep-school social network, contacted Trignos about revamping their entire video delivery system.
Energized about the task, Trignos first developed their backend infrastructure. Utilizing the On2 Flix™ Video conversion SDK, PrepSN's system converts user generated video content to Flash .flv format and prepares it all for streaming. Trignos then set-up the Flash Media Server for streaming of the .flv files to end-users. Finally, Trignos created an AJAX-based widget that enables PrepSN users to upload videos to the site.
From start to finish, this system was designed to encourage users to upload their content by making the process straightforward and painless. By doing so, Trignos has added both responsiveness and user value to the PrepSN network.
DVDPlay kiosks can be found in grocery stores and other locations around the U.S. Each kiosk holds about 100 new-release titles. You don't have to sign up for anything or use a special DVDPlay card: just choose a movie, swipe your credit card, and presto, the movie pops out like magic. When you're done, bring it back to the kiosk and slip it into the return slot.
Trignos developed the new Online Reservation System (ORS) that allows a user to search for a movie title, find the nearest kiosk that has the title, the movie and pick it up from the kiosk. Trignos was retained to do only the coding, but we ended up slightly redesigning the site so as to optimize the user experience and better use the screen real-estate.
Blackhawk Network is a prepaid and payments network company, a market leader in card-based financial solutions and the largest provider of third-party prepaid cards. Blackhawk Network develops unique products in easy-to-use formats and delivers them to consumers through an exclusive retail network of leading grocery, mass, convenience, drug and specialty retailers. The network includes more than 80,000 storefronts and reaches more than 165 million consumers each week. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Blackhawk Network has offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. For more information about Blackhawk Network visit http://www.blackhawknetwork.com
Trignos was retained to design and develop a Flash based widget and backed infrastructure that allowed a user to personalize a Gift Card using custom photos and text and generate the final image for the Card printer.
Tijuana Entertainment, a leading producer of entertainment programming for domestic and international television networks, is a full-service turn-key production and post-production facility. Working with Ryan Seacrest Productions they are producing a docu-series pilot for MTV that will focus on the young, trendy, and troubled in Los Angeles. Overall goal of the project was to present Tijuana Entertainment as a professional entity capable of creating and producing diverse productions. A re-design of the website was done using updated media capabilities, but still maintaining that "bordertown", "old Tijuana", "whisky-soaked" feel. Development of the website included a CMS integration, picture gallery, Video gallery, blog, and admin components to upload video files. For more information visit http://www.tijuanaent.com