Abstract

TicTalk is a TV show tracker application to discover the world of entertainment. Allowing users to track all their favorite Television programs, the TicTalk application 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 Television programs that are airing on live TV. So, search across all the channels and check detailed information about the Television 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 in the USA. While working in the company, he observed that most of the people were talking about television programs that they want to watch and don't want to miss a single update.

So, he got an idea to develop the best TV show tracker app that allows people to follow their favorite programs, 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 a clear vision and specific requirements in his mind about developing the best app to keep track of TV shows.

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 an 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 a 98% 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 idea. In fact, our client also shared a few 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 the USA residents to follow their favorite sports team, Television programs, and get regular updates about it. Moreover, they can follow other users of the app, keep track of their favorite TV programs, and discuss it. Even the application sends alerts and reminders to users when the new episode are about to start.

how we developed TicTalk TV show tracker app
Tictalk app screens

Features of TicTalk App

Discover TV Shows on TicTalk TV show tracker app

Discover TV Shows & Movies

Discover USA’s top Television 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 in TicTalk app

Follow Favorite TV Shows, Movies & Users

TicTalk application allows the user to follow their favorite Television shows and other users of the app. In fact, the application gives constant updates about the shows and movies and send reminders when the next episode is about to start on Television.
User Interaction feature in TicTalk TV show tracker app

Interact with Other Users

One of the best features of this app is that the users of the app can interact with each other. They can discuss their favorite shows, characters and have a long conversation about it.
Share Movies & Shows in TicTalk app

Share Shows & Movies with Friends & Family

The TicTalk application allows users to share their favorite Television programs with their friends and family members. They can share what they are watching on Television.
real-time notifications in TicTalk TV show tracker app

Real-time Alerts & Notifications

Get real-time notifications and updates about Television programs. It sends a reminder 15-minutes before the favorite episode about to start, and the follower replies to comment. This feature also makes it a TV show reminder app.
User profile in TicTalk app

User Profile

Users of the application can maintain and display their profile and keep track of TV shows and movies watched.
check daily feeds in TicTalk TV show tracker app

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 Television shows, and commented on.
Trending Updates feature in TicTalk app

Trending Updates

This application gives updates about trending shows and programs. Users check the updates about the upcoming show and series that are going to air on channels. So, they don’t miss to watch TV shows on time.

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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 of 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 an issue in displaying Television shows according to location and timezone of the application user. So, he used the time conversion process and converted Television show timing and listing based on location.

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

  • Alerts and notifications about TV programs before they start airing on TV.
  • Discover TV programs based on location and time.
  • Check out the list of upcoming shows with dates, times, and channels.
  • Ultimately, our developer developed this app within 10 to 12 weeks using the following tools and technologies:

Programming Language:

Swift 4 programming language

Swift 4

IDE:

Xcode

Xcode Version 10.0

Framework:

MVC 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 application.
  • 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 shows with reviews and get reminders before it telecasts on TV.

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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.

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