FaveQuest was approached by organizers of the annual sports tournament – which features 20 event categories – after discovering the local company online and seeing the app it built for Soccer Canada.
That phone call came a few months ago, and the deal was closed recently. Financial terms were not disclosed.
FaveQuest will develop an app using its MyEventApps platform to direct people to the event via GPS mapping, post updated event schedules and results, provide non-athletes with information on what to do while they’re in Detroit, and unite attendees through social media generated from the event.
The company’s CEO Allan Isfan said the cold call from the AAU was a pleasant surprise.
“For it to come out of the blue was thrilling, and it’s happening more and more,” he said. “We’re getting a lot of deal flow through our web presence.”
FaveQuest will deliver the app at a date yet to be determined for the tournament that runs from July 24 to Aug. 3.
But that contract won’t be the only one keeping the company busy, Mr. Isfan said.
FaveQuest will be working with a partner in Australia to develop tourism apps as well as an app for motorcyclists – a niche the company has fallen into after developing an app for Canada’s Motorcycle Ride for Dad, a charitable event to raise funds for prostate cancer research.
The company recently completed an app for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota this summer; a music and camping festival for bikers in the U.S.
Its resumé also includes an iPhone app called G24 Hockey, which allows professional hockey players to share their advice on how to prepare physically and mentally in the 24 hours prior to a game.
Large contracts such as these and small one-off apps have helped the company double its revenues every year. Mr. Isfan said he expects that figure to quadruple this year as a result of the high-profile contracts FaveQuest has been acquiring.
Since being identified as an OBJ Startup to Watch in 2011, the company’s number of employees has grown from three to 12.
The key to this rapid expansion has been offering apps that cost a tenth of what it would cost from an agency, according to Mr. Isfan.
“I think we’re democratizing the ability to have a presence on a high-end mobile platform,” he said.