The thing that I always say about Atomic is that if you need something done right and done fast, I know no finer firm than Atomic. Atomic isn't cheap, but good and fast. And that is what you delivered on in this project and in the past.
Josh Little, Volley CEO
In addition to team members Grand Rapids and Atomic Object, this project brought together lots of different groups. Having this many cooks in the kitchen required a lot of coordination and a complex project schedule that balanced several timelines and sets of constraints.
Recycling data from the GR Public Services Department
Dozens of vendors with rewards of various sizes, types, and durations — recruited and coordinated by Local First
The myGRcitypoints information website, created by The Image Shoppe
Atomic designed the system architecture and wrote software and firmware for:
Reduces required bandwidth and handle collisions, allowing reliable transfer of a high volume of information through RF and cellular communications back to the data collection service.
Each is a Technologic TS 7800 single-board computer with a custom RF receiver. They run a combination of C and Ruby on an embedded Linux system.
A JRuby on Rails application using an Oracle database that deploys to IBM Websphere.
One of the most exciting things about this project is that we got to use Volley as our sole means of collaboration while we were building it! Instead of using Zoom or Slack, everything happened in Volley. It was fun and challenging because we were doing end-user testing on ourselves!
Kaitlin Diemer, Atomic Object Delivery Lead
- Volley works seamlessly across mobile and desktop platforms.
- 500 teams and a few thousand users are currently on Volley, split between desktop and mobile.
- Positive feedback from stakeholders on the initial release of the desktop app.