Blue Mug is an engineering services company. We develop software for
mobile communicating devices on behalf of our clients.
We work closely with customers to create solutions tailored to their
particular needs. Whether you need a few hours of expert advice or an
entire engineering team, Blue Mug can help.
We have extensive experience developing and expanding operating system software. We
are adept at writing drivers, enabling Internet
communication, and interfacing with cellular technologies.
We have worked on a myriad of hardware platforms and architectures. We
can help you port entire
software platforms or extend your applications across platforms.
At the early stage of your project cycle, Blue Mug can work with you to
keep your cost of goods low, analyze hardware performance, and
identify technical risks. Past clients agree that our mockups and rapid prototyping offer
invaluable glimpses at the project reality which in turn steer the
course of development.
Blue Mug can help at any stage of designing and implementing the user experience. This includes
researching usability issues, creating comprehensive style guides, and
developing or customizing applications. We have
written PIMs, email clients, web browsers, and system configuration
If you need to ramp up your project team, Blue Mug can supply
individual engineers, cohesive teams, or well-honed project management. We have
provided short-term engineering work, integrated efforts with
overseas engineering teams, and managed entire projects.
Some representative examples of past
- 3G Phone: Our client
wanted to add a fully-capable 3G phone to their product line. Blue Mug
helped create the software plan, developed core OS improvements, added
infrastructure for key features (such as alpha blending and Versit
sync), and wrote essential development tools. The result? The most
advanced handset in the world.
Integration: Blue Mug wrote a complete telephony API and QPE
application infrastructure for NeoMagic so their chip can be used with
Typesoft worked with Blue Mug to make Vera, a low-cost full-sized
keyboard with text display. We went through several prototype/revision
iterations to demonstrate feasibility, choose the right hardware for
the target cost-of-goods, and perform user tests.
- UI Design: A client approached Blue Mug with a novel device
idea. Blue Mug crafted an user interface uniquely suited for the
device's size, screen, and form factor; this work was later written up
for a magazine article.