5 Years by the Numbers

This is the 2nd post in a series as I look back the first 5 years of object studio. In this one - I'll skip all the personal stories and just get to the facts and highlights - however you can read those reflections here if you'd like :)







SaaS and Mobile Products



On iOS and Android



Non anonymous user accounts



N America; Europe; Asia; Australia









* Across new development, maintenance and upkeep work, and consulting.

* Does not count anonymous usage like website visits, public kiosk usage, and other anonymous types of usage.

* Continents where our products were installed, operated, or released.

* Industries include: Casino gaming; healthcare; food and beverage e-commerce; hiring; facilities management; educational games; title processing; political activism.

* Our in house product Capitol Call was featured as App of the Day twice on the iOS App Store, recognized as one of 20 Influencers of App Culture in 2017, and was highlighted as utility during the Women's March.

* PTEG's mobile app received Honorable Mention in the DMNews 2017 Awards - beating out Dish Network and Warner Music Group. 

* VisuaLimits was acquired in 2017 by NRT Technologies in a merger with Sightline Payments.

5 Years of Building the Dream

I tend to be the type of person who focuses more on the future and what is to come rather than one who reflects on the past - but reaching the 5 years milestone of objectstudio seemed almost like an obligatory moment for reflection and review. At the very least, establishing a 5 year cadence for this sort of thing means I won't have to do this again until 2023 :)

Starting objectstudio (then Applied Principle Software Solutions) wasn't actually something that I had originally planned. But due to circumstances at the time, I found myself in a position to decide where my next steps would take me and as I look back now I am grateful I chose to believe in myself and my abilities. That choice has given me so much more than expected and has really helped shape what I now believe the purpose of work is.

Beyond addressing the everyday need to provide financial stability - I am fortunate to have work that allows me to cultivate my interests, express my values, and pursue my vision for myself and even society at large. The benefits of working with innovative and passionate people are immeasurable and the now ubiquitous nature of technology in our society means that as a technologist - even in small groups or as individuals we really can have a profound impact on the lives of many.

Certainly not every project has such a grand scope and not every one "saves the world" - but the possibilities are there - and that is what excites me each day. I have always been interested in how people interact with software - whether in work, in play, in civic activities - and how we can partner with it to be more efficient, effective, informed, profitable, safe, and hopefully happy. Equally interesting is how we buffer ourselves and the products we build against the negative effects of technology - whether it just be annoying or actually harmful.

Perhaps most - what objectstudio offers me is the opportunity to be intentional, thoughtful, and independent. And my hope is that as object studio progresses and grows - that we provide these same benefits to the customers that trust us with their reputations, their dreams, and, of course, their money. 

Brandon Peterson
Founder / Owner

This is the 1st of a series of blog posts looking back at our first 5 years. Check back for Part 2.

ItsOnMe: Rebuilt iOS App Launched

Some exciting news from this week, we worked with the ItsOnMe team to re-launch their iOS app. The app was built using the Ionic framework - a cross platform technology that we leverage on many of our projects. Previously launched on Android, today marked the official day that apps on both platforms are running the same code - dramatically reducing the cost and time for feature updates for future builds.

Also noteworthy, much of the exact same code runs on the ItsOnMe website and their "website widget" component - which is installed on hundreds of merchant websites across the country. Through the right framework selections and careful isolation of responsibility - they now are able to have code re-use across iOS, Android, and web.

Additionally, this version has integration with Zapper for redemption support at restaurants on a variety of new POS systems.


Casino Offer Network: Customers Launch V3 Mobile App Editions

This month, we helped 3 of Casino Offer Network's Las Vegas customers - the Downtown Grand, Club Fortune Casino, and Lucky Silver Gaming - upgrade to the latest Casino Offer Network mobile framework version - V3 - on both iOS and Android.

The V3 framework brings new technology, new feature extensibility, improved customization, and improved performance to the Casino Offer Network platform.