Welcome to my about page!
I’m CEO of Berry Wing, Andrew Berry. Data collection and problem-solving have been a common theme throughout my career.
The Start to Berry Wing
Back in 2008, I started by writing the most basic apps for the original iPhone.
There’s been a lot of changes since then and now Berry Wing apps are sold worldwide in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Berry Wing also has a private label customer base that spans the US and 6 other countries. Berry Wing supports verticals such as warehousing, delivery, field service, education, and medical.
Berry Wing apps like Scan to Spreadsheet and Scan to Web offer flexible data collection. I’ve developed apps that give users automated ways to quickly complete tasks as well as track information accurately and quickly, such as barcode scanning, Bluetooth low energy beacons (BLE, iBeacons, Eddystone) for IoT (Internet of things), speech to text, and GPS location.
My 1MC Presentation video
I was honored to recently present to the One Million Cups audience in St Paul, Minnesota about the journey I’ve taken in starting and building my business, Berry Wing.
While there I received great feedback and made some helpful connections.
If you have a small business, I highly recommend that you consider looking into your local One Million Cups as a resource in growing your business.
If you’d like the hear more about me and my company, check out the video of my presentation below:
If you’re up for it, here’s a bit more about me: In my early days as a home inspector in Philadelphia, I observed that there was a great deal of reporting and that our antiquated systems could be improved with technology. I set out to write software in Microsoft Word 6 macro language to speed up this process. The other inspectors at the firm immediately saw the value and used the software.
Growth in software development demand allowed me to change careers. Working in Minnesota on big and small software projects led me to hardware data collection, also known as barcode scanning. Rugged devices from brands like Symbol, Motorola, Psion, Intermec, fascinated me.
The mobile devices in the early 2000s used wireless networks and are the founding technology of the smart devices we use today.
Barcode scanning gave me experience in multiple disciplines beyond just mobile software development. Wireless networks, use of technology in business, working with requirements, sales processes, and key lessons from business mentors. Each one integral to helping customers and people solve problems.
Enter the iPhone.
We’ve only recently begun to understand what we can do with this technology. Smartphones are ubiquitous and they can do so much to help business and people. Time-consuming tasks (like barcode scanning, data collection, material handling, attendance) now could be solved so easily and inexpensively with smart devices.
Tasks that needed a paper, pen, and clipboard are now efficient and even fun to complete with smart devices and the right app.