This is going to be a short update, but ironically, one of the biggest updates we've had since the founding of the company in 2018.
On January 1st, 2020, we launched an AI-powered telehealth mobile app for a large healthcare organization. This was during the early stages of the pandemic, so the timing was incredible. It was a really big deal, not just for us but for our client and its customers.
I would have loved to share the news of this launch in one of our Q1 or Q2 updates, but I’m excited to be able to finally share the news in this update!
You can find all the details of the case study here. I would also love to tell you the name of the company, but because of confidentiality agreements, we’re not able to share—yet.
Outside of it being the largest launch we’ve had, it’s a big deal for three main reasons:
- It showcased the strength and talent of our team. Based on our interviews with the client executive team on the project, a big focus was on our talented engineering & product team. They mentioned how easy it was to work with us and how they could trust the work we did. That’s a big win for us, and I couldn’t be more proud of those testimonials.
- It showcased that we can work with large clients on mission-critical projects. This was one of those projects where success was the only option, and the impact was important for our organization. It was also a project that had a lot of moving parts. We were definitely not the only team working on this project—this was a collaboration across many teams. It showcased our abilities to work with cross-functional teams and other vendors to get it done. One of the greatest testimonials we got was: “They operated as a startup within our team.” I’ll take it.
- It showcased that we can pivot under pressure. We started this project in mid-2019, well-before Covid-19. When the pandemic started growing, we shifted with our client to develop a solution specifically for Covid-19, and it was all done in under 10 days from development to production. This also resulted in revenue generation for the client. It proved that although we had a defined work product, we were able to shift on a moment’s notice and do what’s best for our client and our client’s customers.
This was a massive effort from everyone involved, and I’m glad we were able to be part of it. If you haven’t checked out the case study, I highly recommend you do:
We made our first sales hire
Until now, we've grown sales organically through my network, word of mouth, and even some of the content we've produced. This was the first time we invested in a dedicated business development lead, Spencer Cameron.
Spencer is reaching out to folks to form genuine connections by giving content and knowledge, and starting real conversations about tech and product. We’re sharing our point of view on a variety of relevant topics across product strategy, development, and agile. With all of these real connections, we hope that people will think of us when they have a technology problem to solve.
If you're interested, we will be posting our POVs on LinkedIn to share with our network when they're done:
- Creating meaningful products with Human-Centered Design
- Implementing automated UI testing on mobile (on-device) and web (in-browser)
- Empowering innovation through agile
That's all for this Q3 Update. I'm also excited about our Q4 update, which will be about our website refresh and service offerings. Never a dull moment :) As always, I hope everyone is staying safe, and thanks for reading!
Rob Volk is Foxbox Digital’s founder and CEO. Prior to starting Foxbox, Rob helped Fortune 100 clients, including Pfizer, USPS, and Morgan Stanley build and scale enterprise apps. He was the CTO of Beyond Diet and implemented technology that scaled to over 350k+ customers, and was the CTO and Co-Founder of Detective (detective.io), a venture-backed intelligence platform that amassed 200k+ users in a short time frame. Read more