iOS & Android Application

Wyndy

Wyndy transforms the way parents and college babysitters connect. The brainchild of Birmingham residents Tommy and Ginger Mayfield, Wyndy guides you through the process of finding, booking, and paying local and reliable college sitters through a secure and easy-to-use mobile application.

Project Details

  • iOS & Android Application

  • November 2016

  • 5 months

Project Overview

The idea was born out of the frustrations the Mayfields experienced when trying to find and book trustworthy childcare for their two young daughters. They dreamed of a way to eliminate endless texts, late-night trips to the ATM, and running out of babysitters. Wyndy solves these problems by leveraging modern technology to dramatically simplify the process of finding, booking, and paying college sitters.

The name Wyndy is a nod to Wendy from Peter Pan who served as a surrogate mother to the Lost Boys. The sitters, who are called “Wyndys”, must apply online and pass a background check before they are allowed access to the platform.

Thousands of parents and college students have signed up since the app launched in March of 2017. In April of 2017, Wyndy won $80,000.00 from Alabama Launchpad, a competition for Alabama-based start ups.

Goals

  • Implement the provided UI designs into a stable iOS and Android application.
  • Architect a solution that is flexible and secure to allow Tommy to scale at a controlled pace.
  • Provide an efficient sign-up and background check process to make on-boarding simple and fast.

Technology

  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • React Native
  • Heroku

The Feels

I chose to work with Airship because I believed that, in addition to having the technical expertise necessary to build a creative product, they also had the character and integrity to serve as a true partner. What I’ve enjoyed most about working with Airship is the partnership mentality they've adopted and the processes they have put in place to enable efficient and effective communication with me and with all the members of their team.

Tommy Mayfield - Founder & CEO

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