Here at Boundary Bay Brewery, we love doing as much as we can ourselves. Right here at the brewery we smoke our own salmon, have our own maintenance and woodworking shop, bottle our own beers and do all our own graphic design, web design, social media and public relations. Our web designer, Tammy Findlay, created our mobile website last year to optimize our website for your cell phone and this winter, she created a catalog of our merchandise optimized for the iPad. Here’s what she had to say about the experience:
Introducing the iPad optimized Brewtique Catalog.
“This last winter we spent some time putting together some great photos for our Boundary Bay Merchandise Catalog. I had a very limited budget so we asked our Facebook fans if anyone would be willing to volunteer. We had a huge response and the volunteers were all really great. Especially on that one 20 degree snow day. It really wasn’t “hoodie” weather. I guess we need to make a Boundary Bay puffy coat for those days. My photographer, Nick Pacifico, showed up in shorts that day, simply saying, “I don’t wear pants”. He’s a true pro.
We put together a print version of the booklet and you can look at it when you come into the brewery. It’s located in the foyer on the merchandise table. For the online experience I decided to optimize it for the iPad, because, well, I had to make something for the iPad folks. It’s not an an app, and it’s no Angry Birds. It’s just a part of our website for the iPad. Of course you can still enjoy it on a regular computer online.
As for the future we hope to offer more for iPad users and for mobile users. If you didn’t already hear, we do have a mobile phone website. Your phone should automatically be redirected to it, but if not, just click on the graphic of the iPhone on our home page. We’d love to hear your feedback about the iPad catalog, our mobile site, or any techy thing you’d like to see us build or fix. Thanks for your support. Boundary Bay is really blessed with the best fans!
Special thanks to our models: Bethany, Libby, Fred, Dak, Casey, Cat, Team Boundary Tutu Tandem, Gabe, Ryan, Marla, the Boundary Bay-bies and their parents, Nick, Miles, Snowboarder dude, the Frolfers, Chadwick, Jaimie & Cody. And a big thanks to my photographers, Nick & Ben.”