Marvel Apps (the parent company of CARROT PASS LLC) is an independent software development company based in Royal Oak, Michigan.  Since 2008, it has developed more than 100 apps for clients from a variety of industries.  Marvel Apps has produced multiple “Top 10 Apps” in the Mac App Store. It has also been a Crain’s Detroit Business Top 10 App Developer each year since 2011. More recently, Marvel Apps has been named a recipient of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award for 2015, sponsored by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

Marvel Apps’ mission is to create “game changing apps” – products that utilize developing technology in an entirely new and innovative way.  They have recently launched what they consider to be a true game-changer in CARROT.  Launched in December 2014 on the iTunes Store, CARROT combines the strength of Apple’s Passbook, HealthKit and iBeacon technology with the reach of Facebook to create a healthy and innovative savings experience for consumers, and an easy and affordable loyalty program for small businesses.

Utilizing Google Fit, CARROT was made available for Android 5.0 Lollipop in May 2015.

Through its Rewards Program, CARROT encourages consumers to lead a more active lifestyle by providing financial rewards for doing things like walking, biking and shopping.  CARROT benefits people of all ages and lifestyles – this free app actually rewards people FINIANCIALLY just for being active!

At the same time, CARROT allows a business to connect directly with new and loyal customers through its iBeacon offers and seamlessly-integrated social media messages. Essentially, CARROT helps level the playing field with big box stores. CARROT has already been featured on WDIV Local4 and Fox2 Detroit, as well as in a variety of publications from around the country.  More information is available at www.CARROTpass.com.

Company founder Michael Antaran was selected by Goldman Sachs to participate in its 2014 10k Small Business Program – a program he successfully completed while developing CARROT.  The company’s team consists of consists of the brightest engineers from the top schools in Michigan, and it has the ability to accommodate multiple programming languages and adapt in a start-up environment.

Ultimately, the exceptional products Marvel Apps creates wouldn’t be possible without the vision and commitment of its clients – they must have the willingness to dream, to take chances, and to trust the team’s ideas and expertise. The unique partnerships Marvel Apps builds with its customers typically result in the creation of remarkably innovative products.