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Spotvice

A social media app where travelers discover new places posted by their friends

Results
Designed the UХ/UI
As we built Spotvice from the ground up, design and business logic naturally were the first things we did. The design of the iOS application features a simple and comfortable structure with soothing, aesthetically pleasing colors. We designed all of the icons to be discreet and easy to understand and custom made each animation. For the logo, our team played around with various map-themed ideas, and the result was a geopin-styled icon.

For the landing page, we went with the same color scheme used in the application and added some lively animations to make the user experience entertaining.

Set up a lightweight backend
We built a Django-based control panel to manage the platform and developed a REST API to feed the native iOS application. We integrated Amazon S3 to store media cost-efficiently.

Integrated social media accounts
As Spotvice is in a way a hybrid of several social media services, we had to make sure that the features it offers from these services were supported seamlessly. Among others, we added Facebook integration because we knew that our client wanted Spotvice to be a friend-based platform.

We also integrated the Google Places API to process geolocation data, which was extremely important for this project. By implementing Apple Maps as well, we made it easier to find beautiful locations.

Developed a native iOS application
The iOS application was released in the beginning of April 2017. Currently, we’re waiting for user feedback so we can analyze the app and make improvements before starting development of Spotvice for Android.