Ice House of America has sold thousands of ice machines that are installed around the United States.  In 2013, Ice House of America contracted Web Ascender to design and build a web application to manage all of their ice house machines.  The complex web application keeps real time statistics of every vend that the machine makes. It also tracks any issues that may arise with the machine and reports it back to the web application.  Users of the application can subscribe to be notified if the machine runs out of bags or has any critical errors so they can send a technician out to check on the vending machine. Machine owners can also do troubleshooting and dispense free ice, water and issue credits to users remotely.

This project was an 8 month collaboration between Ice House of America’s management and technical machine to implement all of the necessary web and system hardware to accomplish their goals.


This application was written primarily in Ruby and the web framework is Rails.

SMARTICE Web Application

SMARTICE Web Application

SMARTICE Web Application

SMARTICE Web Application

SMARTICE Web Application