Abstract

TicTalk is a TV show tracker application to discover the world of entertainment. Allowing users to track all their favorite TV shows, movies, and sports team, TicTalk app also gives a social networking experience inside the app. Yes, using this application, users get a chance to connect with other people and discuss their favorite programs.

Not only this, the application categorizes hundreds of TV programs into separate tabs, allowing users to check only those shows, movies, or sports games that are airing on live TV. So, search across all the channels and check detailed information about the TV listings for all major service providers in the USA, including satellite. Users just need to enter a zip code and pick their local provider.

Client’s Requirements

Based in the United States, our client was working as a Marketing Head in one of the leading companies of USA. While working in the company, he observed that most of the people were talking about TV shows, movies, series and sports games. In fact, people were having a long conversation about their favorite shows and don’t want to miss a single update about it.

So, he got an idea to develop a TV show tracker application that allows people to follow their favorite TV shows, movies, sports game and get all the latest updates about it. Along with it, he wanted to allow people to follow each other and talk about their favorite programs, series, or movies. He had very clear and specific requirements in his mind about the app.

How Our Client Found Us for
TV Show Tracker App Development

As said that our client had very clear and specific requirements about the application, so he started looking for the iPhone app development company to hire. Then, our client checked different companies and iPhone app developers’ profile on Upwork. Ultimately, he ended-up reviewing our profile on Upwork and instantly got impressed as we do have 98% of job success ratio on Upwork.

Then, he contacted us through Upwork and discussed his requirements with one of our sales representatives. Our client’s requirements were so clear that our sales representative instantly understood his app idea. In fact, our client also shared one or two reference links with our sales representative to give him a clear and better idea.

How We Initiated the Project

As our sales representative clearly understood our client’s requirements, he prepared WBS (Work-Breakdown Structure), explaining the deliverable oriented breakdown of a project into smaller components.

Our client reviewed the WBS and instantly asked us to proceed ahead and start working on TV show tracker application. Meanwhile, our client also came-up with the name of the application, TicTalk, so we decided to name the application as TicTalk – TV Show Tracker.

The application allows USA residents to follow their favorite TV shows, movies, and sports team and get regular updates about it. Moreover, they can follow other users of the app, check their favorite TV shows, movies and discuss it. Even, the application sends alerts and reminders to users when the new episode or TV show is about to start.

Some of the Exclusive Features of
TicTalk App - TV Show App

Discover TV Shows & Movies

Discover USA’s top TV shows, series, movies, and sports games using TicTalk application. Just enter the postal code and access all the lineups available for that area.

Follow Favorite TV Shows, Movies & Users

TicTalk app allows the user to follow his/her favorite TV shows, movies and other users of the app. In fact, the app gives constant updates about the shows and movies and send reminders when the episode is about to start on TV.

Interact with Other Users

One of the best features of this app is users of the app can interact with each other. They can discuss their favorite TV shows, movies, characters and have a long conversation about it.

Share Shows & Movies with Friends & Familyg

The app allows users to share their favorite TV shows, movies, and sports games with their friends and family members. They can share what they are watching on TV.

Real-time Alerts & Notifications

Get real-time notifications and updates about the shows, movies and series. The app sends reminder 15-minutes earlier before the favorite episode starts and follower reply to comment.

User Profile

Users of the application can maintain and display their profile, showing their favorite TV shows, movies, and series.

Daily Feeds

Users can check daily feeds in the application and check their followers and what they are into. Moreover, users see all the activities of their followers like their favorite shows, liked TV shows, and commented on.

Trending Updates

This tv show app gives updates about the trending shows, episodes, and movies. Users check the updates about the upcoming shows and series that are going to air on channels.

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iOS App Development

As our client wanted to develop TicTalk application only on the iOS platform, we assigned one iOS app developer, who has more than 3.5 years’ experience in the iOS app development industry. However, our assigned iOS developer decided to spend some time analyzing and researching the reference links that our client shared with us.

After analyzing reference links, he started developing TicTalk app. While developing it, he faced one issue in displaying TV shows according to location and timezone of the app user. So, he used the time conversion process and converted TV shows timing and listing based on location.

According to our developer, there are mainly three unique features of this app, including:

  • Alerts and notifications about TV shows, movies, and sports games before they start airing on TV.
  • Discover TV shows, movies, and sports games based on location and time.
  • Check out the list of upcoming shows with date, time and channel.
  • Ultimately, our developer developed TV show tracker app within 10 to 12 weeks using following tools and technologies:

Programming Language:

Swift 4

IDE:

Xcode Version 10.0

Framework:

MVC
(Model-View-Controller)

Third-Party Libraries and SDK:

  • OnlyPictures for supporting horizontal overlapping or distant pictures with great layout flexibility.
  • Moya library to make network calls without directly communicating with Alamofire.
  • FacebookCore and FacebookLogin
    • Authenticate people with their Facebook credentials.
    • Share & share dialogs to share content app to Facebook.
    • Read & write directly to the Facebook social graph.
  • Firebase to collect usage and behavior data for the app.
  • Branch SDK for deferred and contextual mobile deep linking.
  • Siren to check user’s currently installed version of app against the version that is currently available in the Apple App Store.
  • Kingfisher library for downloading and caching images from the web.

Result

After understanding our client’s requirements and researching his shared reference links, our assigned iPhone app developer successfully developed this TV show tracker application named TicTalk. Now, users track and follow their favorite TV shows, series, movies, and sports games and reminders before it telecast on TV.

Words From Client

I value the support that Space-O Technologies has offered. Their team is very receptive to making adjustments and improvements. Their team had no issues with change requests and their project manager always provided great solutions. Furthermore, their commitment to client success and fair pricing makes them the go-to partner for future projects.

Ali Husainzada
United States
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