Home Audio App Development
HTD (Home Theater Direct) is a US-based company specializes in the production and selling of high-quality speakers and electronics for home theater and whole-house audio. With years of experience in the industry, the company has established itself as a leading provider of top-of-the-line audio solutions for a wide range of customers.
The client came to us with an outdated mobile app that controls home audio systems. The app was plagued by over 200 bugs and had limited functionality making it difficult to use. Our task was to revive the app by enhancing it with essential features and ensuring stability for seamless operation.
We conducted a thorough analysis of the existing solution (home audio app) to identify the root cause of the bugs and determine the required improvements. After formulating a comprehensive strategy to address each issue systematically, we prioritized the critical functionalities. Then we practically rewrote the application from scratch. We scrutinized every line of code and made extensive changes to ensure optimal performance which resulted in the elimination of a challenging hardware bug with the help of our newly developed software.
Our hard work paid off with a significant increase in system performance, from 30% to 100%, plus stable operation. We successfully restored the lost functionality, making the app more user-friendly and reliable. To enhance its versatility, we reworked the architecture to allow for easy switching to Alexa mode, which involved significant efforts in redesigning the interface and improving compatibility with Alexa’s voice-activated features.
The client offers two lines of audio systems, including a mid-level system (MC/MCA) and an advanced system (Lync), as part of their product portfolio. Previously, users had to rely on separate mobile apps for each system; it made support more costly and complicated. By integrating these two branches of control into a single application, we streamlined the user experience and made everything much more convenient.
Discover the features of our mobile application for home audio systems management:
- Our solution offers a simple and effective way to manage your home audio system. With our mobile app, users can control a single zone, a group of zones, or the entire system with ease. All that’s needed is a Wi-Fi network without an internet connection.
- The app provides a single control page for managing all zones, including the ability to quickly mute/unmute, power off, adjust volume, enter zone names, create groups of zones, and many other possibilities. Users can also add shortcuts from a long list of various music services, such as Amazon Music, Apple Music, Apple TV Remote, and many more.
- Our system also allows users to back up custom settings from one mobile device and transfer them to another. This feature ensures that you will not lose your settings even if you switch devices.
- Moreover, the app offers the ability to create “Presets” for audio scenes. With just the press of a button, users can configure one or multiple zones within their household. This feature simplifies the process of setting up audio scenes for specific occasions such as parties or movie nights.
In summary, our home audio system management app offers a range of features and benefits that make managing your home audio system easy and convenient.
Our development team worked tirelessly to implement crucial upgrades, maintaining the functionality and stability of the solution throughout the process. We conducted rigorous tests on every feature to ensure a bug-free user experience. As a result, we delivered a reliable and robust solution that surpassed our client’s expectations.