Taking a look at a post. Maybe I'll write a comment or bounce the post!
Maybe, I'll contribute to the bounce community and write a post of my own
Another great post that I get to enjoy!
Seems like a post has been bounced at UBC!
What a great post! Isn't it super excititing to see what people in your area are up to? Why don't we give this a bounce!
Just changing some of the settings...
Social media is often immensely disconnected from the physical world. Rather than continuing to live a life with all of our commonly used social media platforms being disconnected from the physical world -- we decided to fix this problem and build an application that would allow us to heavily incorporate our online social network and the physical world.
What it does
Bounce is a location-based social media app where the posts you see change based on where you are. You see posts that were posted around you, and you can "bounce" them to help them spread further across the world. The posts you see are either posted by people near you or spread from far away by people who thought it was funny, interesting, or worth sharing in general.
How we built it
We used React Native to build the iOS app. We used Node.js for the backend, hosted on Azure. We also created a web application to allow users to use Bounce in the browser. Additionally, we built desktop applications for Linux, Windows and OSX, using electron.js.
Challenges we ran into
We originally wanted to make an Android version but had difficulties with compatibility using React Native and sadly had to abandon it. To account for the loss of the Android project, we decided to build a web application and multiple desktop applications for Bounce.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Creating a full-fledged application with a server and clients for five different platforms.
What we learned
We learned a great deal about good UI design, React Native and developing an efficient and effective backend.
What's next for Bounce
We hope that our app will be successful and adopted by a large population. In due time, our app will bounce its way to success.