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In February 2014, Vandrico released the world’s most comprehensive and detailed database of wearable devices. The database has helped both friends and clients find new opportunities and devices that suit their needs. This public resource is free to use, but only represents a fraction of the team’s knowledge-base on the sector.
The intense focus on wearables has allowed Vandrico to publish detailed insights and compelling analysis of the wearables market in unparalleled accuracy. The information from these reports has served as valuable strategic knowledge for investors and device manufacturers operating in the sector.
Drupal was chosen for it's unique ability to get a complex CMS up and running within days. The original launch of the database was done over a weekend sprint.
Vandrico set out to publish its primary industry research in a beautiful and easy to use format. The goal was to offer a highly interconnected user interface that made jumping from device to device both natural and educating.
The project was considered a success after TechCrunch blogged about it shortly after it's launch. This sparked a flurry of other bloggers picking it up, and the reviews were always positive, with many pointing out the ease of use in particular.
The fact that we were able to set up the database in less than a week and have it be such a success is a testament to the immense power of Drupal.
We have promoted Drupal on many occasions to local companies within the Zen Launchpad network. We are proud to share that it was built with Drupal every chance we get.
Virtually all custom functionality developed we believe was very specific to our needs and wasn't appropriate for publishing, however the developer who lead the project has contributed to other projects in the past.
Given that the database itself is a free and open information resource, the primary contribution was the site itself - for anyone who is interested in wearable technology.