Improving the mass invitation process for multiple social circles to impromptu events.
What it does
*Connect using social media, import contacts across all platforms
*Create smart groups to sort all contacts from different social circles; group event preferences will be saved
*"Think", "create", and "invite" using smart event card templates within seconds
*Option for invitees to "contest" the event "location" and "time" using a upvoting & downvoting
*Sponsored event "ads" curated for the user, generates revenue
How we built it
*We combined our mobile design knowledge, with our web development skills to create a mobile app without Java or Objective-C (or Swift).
*The design process involved brainstorming UI elements using pen & paper, creating a rough wireframe using Balsamiq, creating design assets using Adobe Photoshop and Sketch 3 (Bohemian Coding), creating beautiful and efficient user flows using Invision.
Challenges we ran into
*Avoiding aliasing and keeping the images crisp on such a large resolution (1920 x 1080 px)
*Creating a mobile application with HTML and CSS (using a plugin)
Accomplishments that we're proud of
*Crisp graphical assets
*Simple & intuitive UI
*Designed for all target personas and use cases in mind, for both the average user and the power user
*Drawer animation (hamburger menu)
What we learned
*Never code a mobile app using HTML and CSS
What's next for Joinmi
*Use machine learning to suggest and auto-populate reoccurring and recommended invites
*Further backend development, servers, etc.