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Back Channel

Back Channel, a location based social media app, needed a mobile app. They needed all the functionality of a social media site combined with features like location sharing and maps. All of this needed to be simple and usable by a large array of users.

 The sign up flow needed to include account credentials, profile information, and capture location. By rolling out each section one at a time I was able to keep the loop clean and simple for the end user. I chose to allow users to input their location via pin to give them a sense of control in lieu of being watched by the app.

The sign up flow needed to include account credentials, profile information, and capture location. By rolling out each section one at a time I was able to keep the loop clean and simple for the end user. I chose to allow users to input their location via pin to give them a sense of control in lieu of being watched by the app.

 Here is an example of the achievement system I developed. Gamification was an important aspect of the app for the Back Channel team. By previewing rewards users were incentivized to complete the goals and win the achievements. 

Here is an example of the achievement system I developed. Gamification was an important aspect of the app for the Back Channel team. By previewing rewards users were incentivized to complete the goals and win the achievements. 

 In these screens a user can see all of their location based chatrooms they are involved in. I included the avatars of the top users to give a sense of community. Drilling down into one of the options shows the chatroom and the content within.

In these screens a user can see all of their location based chatrooms they are involved in. I included the avatars of the top users to give a sense of community. Drilling down into one of the options shows the chatroom and the content within.