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An iTunes-inspired publishing & white label store platform. Slice & remix content, embed custom stores anywhere in seconds.

An iTunes-inspired publishing & white label store platform. Slice & remix content, embed custom stores anywhere in seconds.

Hipalerts is a mobile platform that blends location services with publishing tools, mobile couponing, dynamic publishing tools, even a quiz generator. Perfect for travel orgs., communities, publishers, you name it.

Hipalerts is a mobile platform that blends location services with publishing tools, mobile couponing, dynamic publishing tools, even a quiz generator. Perfect for travel orgs., communities, publishers, you name it.

Our story

We build what we'd like ourselves

We’re a small group of publishing & tech veterans, product designers & night owl coders. We like to build products that combine clean UI with simple, intuitive features that make users smile and give customers what they want, when they want it. That might be a timely slice of a textbook for today’s class, or a multimedia articles about the Virgin of Guadalupe festival while you’re standing in Mexico City, and a 2×1 coupon for a margarita across the street. We like these kinds of combinations.

We like simple, clean solutions with a pinch of "wow".

And we listen.

When we launched ebookpie (which later became Slicebooks) a few years ago, it was the first iTunes-style bookstore to feature books and their individual chapters. Publishers were positive but admitted they didn’t have time to create those stand-alone chapters. So we went back, rebuilt, rebranded and launched Slicebooks, which included a set of features that made it easy for publishers to chunk content into sellable chapters & articles, or mix & match content to create custom ebooks.

Then we focused on mobile and the integration of location services with content. And Hipalerts was born.

The goal was to use proximity tech like like geofencing, push and beacons in a mobile platform that could help users discover both content and offers at the right time & place. Like just the right chapter or article – together with a deal, a quiz, a video –  at the perfect moment? That’s ideal discovery.

Check out some of our custom work

Custom Stores

Built on the Slicebooks Platform

A Slicebooks store for Brazilian professors & students
Minha Biblioteca, a consortium of leading University publishers in Brazil, wanted to give professors an easier way to create & custom course packs.
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A store for Spanish short story lovers
Paginas de Espuma is the leading short story publisher in Latin America. They wanted to let their readers grab just the stories they want, from any book.
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Artelittera in France wanted a store that would feature chapters
Artelittera has been selling academic book chapters for years. Now they have a Slicebooks store to feature them (coming soon).
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A Hipalerts Project

A proximity app that marries location technology, mobile couponing, local media & community support.

Sayulita pack is a travel app delivering geo-triggered offers, content & location services to support both visitors & locals at the bustling tourist destination town of Sayulita, Mexico.

What customers say

Our services

Got a project in mind, or one you can’t seem to finish? We’re nice people, we listen & we respect deadlines, and we can comfortably speak both tech and publishing languages.

Web/Mobile Design

We strive for simple & clean UI

Project Management

We get it done when & how you want it

Custom Development

If you can explain it, we can build it

Push & Geofence Location Services

Integrate our tools to your site or app

Prototyping & Wireframing

We'll wireframe & flesh out your ideas.

Web/Mobile development

If you can explain it, we can design & build it.

Team Leaders

Jill Tomich

Co-Founder/Project Lead

I just get complex shit done, when it needs to be done. Sometimes I have to kick ass to get there, but that’s agile too.

Ron Tomich

Co-founder/Product Design

It is unexpected that I’d spend my time engagingly in pursuit of that kind of UI that doesn’t make my brain hurt .

Sergey Zavilkin

Lead Engineer

We can build nearly anything if you explain it clearly, what you want, how you want it, and the why helps too.

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