Specter is an ambitious Belgian startup creating the most advanced s-pedelec ever. Aaltra operates as their technological partner, giving Specter the necessary input for the perfect start.
The bike quickly became a connected experience that seamlessly blends with our daily routines, thanks to our work. We never compromised on quality and features while laying the technical foundations for the future.
The startup paradox
Startups often depend on funding. And to get funding, you need to have a budget. To have a budget, you need a roadmap. And so on, and so on…
Unless you know how to build your idea yourself, you need to rely on external partners. You need help creating the roadmap, selecting the technology and estimating the budget. And since you’re not sure your idea is viable, you need to be careful about the budget.
Flexible design system
Specter is all about going fast and having fun. We embedded this deeply into the user experience of the bike. We selected a high-quality display capable of rendering high fps animations and fluent transitions. And we designed a clean yet joyful interface that ensures maximal readability in all conditions.
Speed, fun and flexibility
Secondly, Specter is a startup, which undoubtedly means the UI & UX will drastically evolve in the years to come. Therefore, we created a flexible design system giving Specter the freedom to expand features quickly.
Aaltra created a connected experience for Specter. Thanks to our IoT back-end (using Blockbax) and the onboard 4G + Bluetooth connection, the bike is securely connected at all times. This connected experience allows for features like auto-unlock with your smartphone, remote configuration and easy maintenance scheduling.
The bikes connectivity and onboard GPS also allow us to create some state of the art security features. From the iOS or Android app we developed, users can track the bike's location at any time. Additionally, the bike has onboard motion sensors to warn the user of any suspicious movement.
Specter is a new brand, and we know brand experiences thrive on engagement. So we planned a lot of other features to be added to the app helping the Specter owner get the absolute maximum out of their bike. We started with some basic but insightful metrics. And next, we are adding gamification to create even more fun and engaging Specter bike experiences.