We made an app that controls sunlight

This seemingly simple lamp is one of the most advanced artificial sunlight solutions on the market, emulating the natural cycle of daylight to produce a dynamic, healthy source of light for every situation and mood.

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Short summary




United Kingdom


2014 – 2015

The challenge

To turn that idea into reality, Kiën ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and chose to partner with the best—they collaborated with the leading light experts from Google, Fraunhofer Institute, and the Technical University Berlin.

The solution

Add DECODE to that list, as we teamed up to help them make sunlight not only smart and connected, but also highly personal. We developed sleek native Android and iOS apps that allow users to control the Kiën lights in their home according to their mood.

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How we set up our team and tools when we start working with a software company

This blog will describe which tools, processes, and practices we use here at DECODE, and how we approach new projects.

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With a few taps on the Kiën LICHT 1 app, a lamp owner has complete control over their own personal sunlight, making their day whatever they want it to be.

With every little detail of the lighting system carefully thought out and masterfully crafted, we had to make sure that the whole user experience was as smooth and fast as the lights themselves.

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