I would have never guessed back in 2012 during the build of my 1930 Model A that I would end up building a product that would fuse my passion for automobiles and technology. Like all things it starts with a small dream, that grows overtime, that dream grew into something that I desired so badly that I spent 6-12 months / 20 hours a week building the first prototype.
Looking back I believe that God had aligned my life, my skill set, my passion to intersect and give birth to what is RideController today.
The initial prototype was built in 2012 using technology that would only run on Android, that demo can be seen here
Later in 2013, after the release of Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0, and Apple finally opening up their SDK to allow any developers full stack to the BLE stack, I decided to port the project and complete it using iOS.
After completing both the iPhone & iPad versions, I realized I had to build this into a commercial product and sell it! That’s when I single-handedly built the hardware, logo, brand, and name RideController. That process consumed me October 2013 – January 2014. After launching the product, which I had invested so much time in, I didn’t know how to get it out there for people to see. After 6 brutal months, and commenting on peoples pictures on IG to check out my product. I got my first break. Someone who has influence saw RC and loved it, I gave them a partial discount. From August 2014 with 100 Followers on Instagram to over 18,300 today July 2016 as I type this.
With many new products still in the pipe this is just the beginning. This spring I also put together a couple really great marketing videos showcasing the capabilities of RC. Check them out.
SEMA 2015 – Las Vegas
Spring 2016 – Kansas City – 1930 Model A Ratrod Build