Puppy Love, an app to help dog lovers find lovers.
by: Maya Weinstein & Joe Volpe
Here are my second iterations of wireframes before I post the mock ups for our Dating app for dog lovers.
This week I used a music app called Tune Wiki. It’s available on all mobile platforms. TuneWiki is a music-centered app that provides scrolling lyrics through its social music player. Apparently it has over 6 million lyrics built into the app which I found interesting. Furthermore, the mobile TuneWiki applications also provide lyrics for streaming radio on mobile phones, and TuneWiki has location-based technology to let users see where their favorite music is being played around the world. Users follow other users to discover music and have conversations around the music they listen to. I found it particular interesting seeing the different demographics of music listeners through out various sections of NYC on the Tune Wiki map.
The dog app will help users locate bars, restaurants, pet shops, and pet friendly parks. Wire Frames display the simplicity of the app and works in conjunction with google maps. During future review I will attempt to add additional features to the app.
HHT: Historic House Trust
Design an app too allow people to present handicap and accessibility flaws in local historic housing on every social network with one click. The app would be accesible for the hearing and visually impaired users.
BMX Riding Spot finder:
This social networked app would work closely in conjunction with VitalBMX.com and would primarily focus on bmx bike repairs and parts information along with aiding riders find,discover, and share hidden spots, trails, and parks. The app will also allow users to rate locations, products, and will have the extra ability to rate confrontation with police.
Hobby group finder:
This app helps users find hobbyist similar to themselves in their immediate area. With hobbyist groups forming everywhere this app aims to provide a new school method of extending the maker trend.
DJ Picture mixer:
This app takes pictures in your photo album and uses there location tags to generate playlists that reflect the popular music of the area where that music was located. Target at long distant drivers, music will not be based on a top ten chart but on a review list stemming from what is currently being listened too in real time in your immediate location. In doing this the playlist will always change.
The energy drink lifestyle:
This app that counts the number of energy supplements you ingest,-ranging from coffee, redbull, or pills- then displays an avatar animation of your current health state.
This app is for pet owners – kind of like yelp & foursquare but for dogs! — find nearby dog parks, dog friendly bars, pet stores and vets
Take a Break App
This app is for the overworked and tired, you want to take a break, you have 30 min you check into the app and it gives you a list of suggestions based on preferances, time, location, interests, etc — such as you can take a nap or watch a tv show on hulu. You pick one and take a break!
I’ve been recently contemplating a move. So say you’re in a neighborhood you really like, and the end of your lease is coming up. Fire up PadMapper, and you can see the rental listings all around you! Whether that be within NYC or some where else, I’ve found Pad Mapper extremely helpful. It’s interface is nothing original and that is great because there is no learning curve to using this app. It barrows elements from maps and other web elements to create a easy and simple searching experience.
Here are my original wireframes, prototyping documentation, design iteration, and final presentation with any additional materials.
Here is a link to a clean pdf version of my wireframes. TuneStewwireframes
Users mentioned that they found the app quick and user friendly. They were concerned with placement of the playlist icon and a sharing feature. User’s stressed that they would like to ability to share playlists they create. All and all good feed back and I feel ready to move on to the design aspect of development. During the design process I will focus on communicating with clean and simple iconography. Here is a link to the prototype I used for testing.
This week I’ve been using the game app Mad Skills BMX to pass the time on the subway. In this game the user takes on the roll of a bicycle motor cross competitor and must maneuver is bike the fastest through a wide variety of courses.The apps layout is simple and intuitive. The layout of the interface allows a user to get up to speed and to begin playing in seconds. This side scrolling game also uses a very popular game mechanic in which the user must use the physics and layout of rolling hills to increase speed. This game falls into the genre of games where you would find Tiny Wings, or Dragon Fly.
Beef Stew(working title): creating playlists based on your favorite foods and ingredients.
Users mentioned that they found the app quick and user friendly. They were concerned with placement of the playlist icon and a sharing feature. User’s stressed that they would like to ability to share playlists they create. All and all good feed back and I feel ready to move on to the design aspect of development. During the design process I will focus on communicating with clean and simple iconography.