2019 was great, but 2020 will be incredible!

New innovation hubs, New clients and 100 new staff!

I wanted to take the time to share a little more about our operations and successes in 2019, as we look ahead to an exciting 2020.

As many of you will know, we leverage the expertise of our best-in-class team of developers and designers, to build custom programs and applications to solve complex problems for Global 1000 businesses.

Tapping our bench strength in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, blockchain, robotics, and IoT, we solved complex business issues in the retail, food, health, energy, education and transportation sectors in 2019.

We harness advanced technology solutions to create remarkable results for our clients – no matter the industry or vertical – our customized approach begins with understanding a specific business problem and then developing a tailored solution to meet that need.

Notable programs from 2019 include, but are not limited to:

The Future of Education, SoftBank Robotics America

A student from Scott Creek Middle School uses a computer to code on the Tethys programming platform.
Scott Creek Middle School students are learning to code with Tethys

SoftBank Robotics America, a global leader in robotic solutions, partnered with us to create Tethys, a groundbreaking programming platform that introduced students to coding through robotics. Bridging the gap between visual programming and full script development, the fully integrated platform taught students to code in an immersive, engaging way and delivered immediate feedback to facilitate learning, problem-solving, and iteration.

The interactive forum leveraged a virtual version of Pepper, the world’s first social semi-humanoid robot manufactured by SoftBank. Students used Tethys to create programs that test and run functionality driven by code, as well as passive behaviours that brought Pepper to life from their browsers. The program helped prepare a new generation for careers in Canada’s digital economy and automated workforce.

Your Signature Movement, lululemon

Technician places sensors on women to test lululemon's My Signature Movement technology.
lululemon pioneers My Signature Movement tech to help women find their perfect fit

lululemon athletica engaged us to highlight the retailer’s research and design work on bras that support women’s distinct breast movement. Despite its deep knowledge of shapewear, lululemon lacked the ability to showcase its findings to retail store consumers. Along with the research team at lululemon, we delivered a personalized in-store experience to capture the unique breast movement profiles of women during exercise while documenting their feel preferences and physical makeups.

During the study, each guest ran on a treadmill while wearing a Bluetooth sensor that measured the nuances of each woman’s breast movement. The data was transmitted to an app that identified users’ unique breast movements through a proprietary algorithm. The study generated product recommendations tailored to each person’s needs, allowed lululemon’s employees to become more knowledgeable product advisors, and validated the retailer as a true leader in shape-wear.

Transforming the Retail Experience, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)

Man uses an iPad to test MEC's augmented reality app to view the retailers tents in their real size.
MEC launched the AR app in their Toronto flagship store in April 2019

MEC, Canada’s go-to destination for outdoor gear, asked Finger Food to showcase its diverse offering of tents without taking up valuable real estate inside of its bricks-and-mortar locations. We created an augmented mobile reality app for MEC that leveraged its proprietary photogrammetry rig and Azure-powered data processing pipeline.

The app was adapted for the HoloLens, an intuitive hologram device used in amplified augmented reality experiences. It offers customers highly detailed, realistic, life-size ‘virtual’ tent models as well as key product differentiators and information. Consumers are now able to view a range of tents using the augmented reality viewer app or the HoloLens, and make a quick, confident and informed purchase decision without having to set foot in a MEC store.

To continue the momentum in 2020, as many of you know we are expanding, adding our first advanced technology centre to its Calgary, Alberta office space next May. We are excited to integrate ourselves into the fabric of the Calgary community and diversify the city’s economic offering through a technology hub that will provide 200 full-time job opportunities across design, software development and more by 2023. As a key strategic sector for the province and wider Canada, tech is set to stimulate growth and generate employment opportunities.

Our tech vessel will be a facility for global innovation dedicated to disrupting traditional thinking and fostering user-centric, innovative ideas. The company is currently recruiting for C++, .Net, Java, Unity, React and Full stack developers and UX/UI designer positions.

Please feel free to send me a direct message if you have questions or want to work with us.

If you’re looking for a great career move, head to our careers page to apply for a new role!


Ryan Peterson, CEO

For more information about the company, or if you have any further questions, please email our team info@fingerfoodatg.com.