Apps that are good for business

Milk is an award-winning app design and development agency, born and bred in Zürich.

Bluewin Email and News app showing a news article
Bluewin Email & News app showing a list of emails

Email & News
Architectural Design; API Design; Quality Assurance.

As one of Switzerland’s largest email providers, Swisscom wished to extend the reach of their Bluewin news app through the integration of an email client. We took up the challenge, architecting, designing, implementing and delivering iOS and Android apps in 8 short months.
We’re particularly proud of the bespoke, layered email stack we built that uses a custom syncing engine to enable offline use. Over 1,000 unit tests helped make the whole system rock solid.

Weltformat app main menu
Weltformat app augmented reality poster
Weltformat app exhibitions screen

AR Exhibition
User interface design; Interaction design; Typography.

Our app for the 10th Weltformat festival in Luzern provided a platform for bringing the exhibition to life through visual and aural augmentation.
Image recognition and augmented reality equipped the exhibition’s designers to explore new forms of expression, combining physical media with virtual elements revealed to the visitor through the iPhone app.
Exhibition information, maps and audio overlays, combined with an uncompromising user interface design, completed the visitor experience at the festival.

  • Gold award, Design category, Best of Swiss Apps, 2018
  • Bronze award, UX and Usability category, Best of Swiss Apps, 2018
  • Bronze award, Campaigns category, Best of Swiss Apps, 2018
Coop Supercard app home screen
Coop Supercard app loyalty cards screen

Cross-Platform Development; Titanium Framework.

Coop’s Supercard app is the digital entry point into the loyalty program for Switzerland’s second-largest supermarket chain.
We improved the existing Supercard and Coop apps to allow the customer to manage their Superpoints and gift cards on their Apple and Android phones.

ETH Travel Diary app sign-in screen

IVT Travel Diary
Quality of Experience (QoX); Performance Engineering.

The Institute for Transport and Planning at Zürich’s world-renowned ETH is studying individual mobility behaviour, researching where people go and how they get there.
We developed apps for iOS and Android that track the location and transportation methods of voluntarily-enrolled students worldwide and report the data back to the ETH for analysis.
Confidentiality and efficient battery, CPU and network usage were critical to delivering a solution adopted by students as a long-term companion to their daily lives.

Departures app augmented reality travel timetables for New York City
Departures app augmented reality travel timetables for San Francisco Bay Area

Augmented Transportation
Augmented Reality; Interaction Design.

Available for New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, Departures uses augmented reality to provide public transportation passengers with timetable and network information.
The iPhone app’s innovative presentation and integration with public transit authorities earned Departures international recognition along with awards from the Metropolitan and Santa Clara Valley transportation authorities.

  • Grand prize, Best consumer/transit rider app, “App Quest 3.0”, 2015
  • Grand prize, “Hack My Ride 2.0”, 2015
  • Best way-finding app for novice transit riders, “App Quest 3.0”, 2015
  • Best data visualization award, “Hack My Ride 2.0”, 2015
  • Best ridership growth or retention award, “Hack My Ride 2.0”, 2015
Suhner shopping app start page for iPad Suhner shopping app start page for iPad

Wholesale Mobile Commerce
Information architecture; Interaction design; Graphic design.

ieffects provides tiered mobile commerce platforms for wholesale and retail, with customers such as, Gunterswiler, Winterhalter + Fenner, GZT, Suhner and Sonepar in a diverse range of markets.
As ieffects’ mobile partner, we established the information architecture and interaction design for both their standard and bespoke solutions, achieving a quality of user experience that has led to a significant increase in e-commerce revenue for their customers.

  • Bronze award, Business category, Best of Swiss Apps, 2014