AiFi — Creating autonomous, checkout-free shopping experiences all over the world with AI-powered retail solutions.
Long story short
Joining forces with AiFi to create an AI-powered white label solution for autonomous retail, we built the consumer app, later adding engineers to support AiFi’s team and a designer to help design and implement the app’s second version.
Services / Deliverables
— Product Management
— Product Design
— Backend Engineering
— Frontend Engineering
With its AI-based computer vision technology, AiFi offers cashier-free checkout for all businesses, from mom-and-pop shops to multinational retail corporations. In 2021, it launched the world's largest computer vision-powered store in Shanghai, China.
Currently, AiFi is building and retrofitting hundreds of stores in the US, Europe and Australia, and has partnered with autonomous retailer Wundermart to open 10,000 locations. AiFi trains its system to recognize tens of thousands of products with an incredible 99% accuracy within three months of operation — just one of the reasons why it’s raised $80.4 million in funding from investors such as Qualcomm Ventures, Cervin Ventures and Rewe Group.
Thanks to its own AI solution, camera network-based system, shelving units and sensors, AiFi had solid footing when it began searching for a tech partner to deliver the missing pieces.
STRV was trusted to help lead the way — most importantly for AiFi’s consumer app — and we quickly became a fully integrated team.
Our engineers, QA and product manager came in with a three-month deadline. The job was to work alongside AiFi’s own team and deliver the first version of the iOS and Android consumer apps, an embedded app for analytics and a Shopify Bridge for managing inventory and payments. To support AiFi’s goals of going global, the apps had to be intuitively designed to serve millions of customers across a myriad of businesses, while the Shopify Bridge had to be robust enough to handle everything from small businesses to large enterprises.
STRV delivered the first version of a consumer app that manages the entire customer interaction with the AiFi system — granting access to all AiFi locations, hosting credit card payments, tracking the number of customers and more.
Following this three-month run, we cemented our long-term partnership by bringing in four other STRV engineers to support AiFi’s core development team and DevOps, as well as our designer to help design and implement a second version of the app.
AiFi extended both our contract and the scope of cooperation with our product manager, who continued helping with the company’s rapid growth. This highlights a level of trust that we’re incredibly proud of, and we look forward to standing by AiFi’s side as it continues to thrive.