Anyone who spends a lot of time on the road for business knows that you get sick of not being able to reach out and hug someone you love. That is exactly why we created Touch Room, an app that allows you to “touch” your friend or loved one through your phone.
The concept was simple: you and your loved one both enter a virtual room, and when your fingers touch the same spot, the phone vibrates. The app was created by the GS&P BETA Group, a posse of developers, UX specialists, producers, creatives and other makers who use technology to find interesting solutions to problems.
To promote the app, we made a strange little video featuring a weirdly sweet theme song, which was written and performed by GS&P Founder and Co-chairman Jeff Goodby.
Released: August 2013
To promote the app, we made a strange little video, featuring an oddly sweet theme song–written and performed by GSP founder and co-chairman Jeff Goodby.
Released: August 2013
Birding the Net
- National Audubon Society
In this virtual bird watching competition, birds fluttered, hopped and soared across more than 100 websites.
Released: October 2011
For people living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mount Tamalpais is more than just a mountain. It’s a cherished open space that encompasses some of the most beautiful, ecologically rich and well-loved trails and parklands in the region.
The birthplace of mountain biking and a source of inspiration for singers, songwriters, artists and filmmakers, Mt. Tam and its watershed are also a critical source of drinking water for 75% of Marin County’s population.
As part of “One Tam,” a campaign to boost community support and care for Mt. Tam’s treasured resources, the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC) has launched OurTam.org , a stunning, interactive 3-D re-creation of Mt. Tam.
Through the website, people visiting Mt. Tam in person can pinpoint their location on the mountain using their phones, or they can add memories from their computers at home in the form of text, photos or videos.
Once visitors have “left their mark” on the mountain, they can read and enjoy memories shared by fellow Mt. Tam lovers and supporters. The goal of the program is to encourage 10,000 people and organizations to add their voices to the virtual mountain and demonstrate how important a healthy Mt. Tam is to the Marin County community and beyond.
FW named "One Tam" Mobile Site of the Day.
Released: March 2015
9/11 Moment of Reflection
On September 11, 2015, GS&P launched the mobile app “9:11 Moment of Reflection,” designed to turn the painful memories of 9/11 into something positive.
Creative director Adam Reeves and senior art director Carlo Barreto, both former New Yorkers, came up with the app. “While we were at lunch after a rather challenging morning at work, we started to talk about how we overcome challenges in life” said Barreto. “We wanted to share what helps us deal,” added Reeves, “specifically around the tragedy of one of the cities we both love and have strong ties to.”
Barreto illustrated the entire project himself, and the app was built by the agency’s BETA Group. Similar to how some people make a wish at 11:11, the app leverages the two times that 9:11 appears on the clock daily and turns them into a moment of peaceful reflection, with musing tones, elegant animation and inspirational quotes about forgiveness and unity.
While the app is downloadable for free, it provides a donation link to the Newseum in Washington, DC, where a permanent exhibition honors the brave journalists who covered the 9/11 attacks.
Released: September 2015