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App Concept

The Born of Uncommon Social Messaging App
Our client for this app is from Midlothian, Virginia, USA. Before contacting us, he checked our iOS portfolio to make sure we are capable of developing an application for his unique idea.

At the very first time on the call, we realized the client had a clear idea about what exactly he wanted. He was just unsure about one simple question. He asked us, “How much does it cost to develop a social messaging app?” Because he had a fixed budget for this project. Our sales team tried to understand his exact requirements, and suggested him the best solution considering his budget.

He wanted us to develop a group chat app where two different groups can be merged. Of course, it required both admins’ permissions to merge the groups. And, once the groups are merged, their members can discuss openly about any ideas.

Interestingly, there was no one to one chatting option. He wanted only group chat functionality.

The Design
Process

The client wanted a logo which should be self-explanatory. In fact, he sent a wireframe for the whole app idea, so we just needed to make a mock-up.

Comprehending the exact requirement, we assigned one app designer, who has 5+ years of experience in mobile app design and mock-up creation. He designed a logo, which seems like a part of the Chain, in Adobe Illustrator. The logo signifies that it connects the people.

In the recent feed design part, our designer took an idea from the Facebook feed. Throughout the app, we used only 1 brand color.

To receive run-time suggestions, we used to send designs through the Basecamp. That helped us to be on the same page.

In the app, we designed a native tab bar same as iPhone to make it user-friendly.

TYPOGRAPHY

Open sans

Din Bold
DIN Regular

COLOR Pallete

#8b2587

#343434

#631549

Icon Design
Wireframe

For the design part, we used

  • DIN font
  • Adobe Illustrator to make a vector logo
  • Photoshop CC 2016/17 to make a mock-up
App Development

The Single Problem Faced by our iOS Developer

We assigned only one iOS developer for this project. But, we made sure he possesses enough experience to build this iOS application, because this client was working with us for the very first time, and we didn’t want to disappoint him at any stage. So we assigned an experienced developer who has 3+ years of experience in iOS app development.

The developer, throughout this project, faced only 1 issue while developing this app. He faced a problem with QuickBlox,a chat framework socket, as he never used it before. Based on the data, QuickBlox is already powering over 25k+ applications.

Though QuickBlox was totally new for our developer, he successfully created this app as per client’s requirements.

Development time: 1 and Half Month
Framework for group messaging: QuickBlox

Technologies We Have Used

Swift 2.2

Xcode 7.3.1

Quickblox
framework for chat

Top Features of Chain Messaging App

  • Group merge
  • Discussion room
  • General board
  • Repo system
  • Unique map-like structure
Out come
Client’s Testimonial
I am extremely happy that I went with Atit and his team. I was a little weary at first since his team did not have encryption experience, so when I followed up with him after not hearing from him for two days, he had apologized and informed me his team was testing out the encryption before responding to my inquiries. I was fairly impressed. Throughout the project, Atit has been very responsive and e-mailing me back every night if not every other night. It was due to my inexperience that the project finished on time. If I had known the importance of flowcharts and providing every single screen step by step, I believe Atit's team could've finished the project within two to three weeks (I had projected 4-5 weeks). If you'd like to view what his team has done, feel free to check out "Pocket Wallet". Thank you so much Atit!Jenn
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