T-Mobile Bobsled (Vivox Vring!)
Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, Vivox, Inc. provides managed communication services in the form of integrated voice chat, Instant Messaging and presence to online games, virtual worlds and other online communities. Vivox created technology and an application called Vivox Vring that allowed for voice chatting directly through Facebook. The technology was later adapted to the T-Mobile cellular network to include inline calling within Facebook, and rebranded T-Mobile Bobsled.
Dan was a consulting UX designer, working with development on the first version of Vivox Vring, as a Facebook app as well as with inline Facebook plugin user controls so you could voice chat with anyone on the Facebook network. The design work included branding as well as interface work. After a partnership agreement was made with T-Mobile, Dan worked directly with T-Mobile’s development team on updating the interface to T-Mobile’s standards.