Case Study

How we Built It


Michael Patterson worked as a set lighting technician for years. Over time, he noticed 2 major issues:

  • It is difficult to connect open crew positions with available crewmembers, and it’s hard to find open positions, as a crewmember.
  • Searching through his contacts was currently the only option. After thinking about it for a while, he realized he could solve this issue by building a mobile app. One problem: Michael doesn’t come from a programming background. All he had was an idea, and he needed help to make it a reality…


Michael attended numerous tech meetups around town, and finally got introduced to AppZoro Technologies, in Atlanta Tech Village. Our team sat down with Michael to get a full understanding of his vision. We helped him understand the technical details of his requirements, and we developed a digital solution to solve this common film industry headache.


Our Challenge

CopyThat allows users to create profiles, list their availability, and communicate with each other, among other things. All of this requires some work on the backend. We had to develop a system that integrates messaging and database features, with an easy-to-use interface for users. We develop our projects without templates, from the ground-up. This helps us create a positive, seamless experience for your users.


Technology Stack

CopyThat was developed for both Android and iOS. It also features an administrative web portal. This custom Mobile App was created using the latest technology:

  • Platforms: Xcode, Android Studio, Visual Studio
  • Design Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Zeplin
  • Front End Languages: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Swift, Kotlin
  • Backend Languages: AngularJS, PHP, .NET
  • Database Languages: MySQL, MongoDB


Launched in May of 2017, CopyThat quickly gained thousands of followers via organic, word-of-mouth growth. The app is currently in use at multiple film-industry hubs around the country. We will soon be releasing an upgraded version, that allows film studios to eliminate reams of paperwork, and manage crew members directly through this system. We’re happy and proud to be a continuing part of CopyThat’s journey.

“ AppZoro is a young company, and I’ve seen them grow and get better in the short time we’ve worked together.”

Michael Patterson - CEO, CopyThat Technologies LLC.

Available on
iOS & Android


CopyThat connects the people who work in the film industry and provide a more efficient means of gaining employment by allowing users to set their own availability on a calendar that employers can view as well as customizing their profiles with information that is relevant to their specific job duties.

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