Mittelbayerische on fire!
Ranking / Challenge
We wanted the users to give a way to influence the news on our website and make the news more interesting for our local readers
What it does
- Zoom is a reactive news app, that allows the user to post news on their own
- It‘s a platform, that provides the users a wider reach with their posts → our website already has five million hits a
- The news are rated by the community → the best news are on fire in your newsfeed
- The users can challenge the Mittelbayerische and give the journalists assignments → The editors have to reply to - the challenge in 48 hours; but it‘s only a challenge, if at least ten people are also interested in this topic
How we built it
- We build the visual prototype with proto.io so we could decide how the basic layout should look like
- The design of the Prototype and the Logos as well the icons with the company colours of the Mittelbayerische and decided that the logo is a present part of the app to link it with the company and show that the news has a solid journalistic basement
Challenges we ran into
- How to sort out the important stuff and not get fake-news on the side
- How to integrate the users as part of a dynamic news process
- How to keep the privacy of the users and the photos and news about the people they want to post
- How to make it intuitive, relevant and easy to use
- How can the user interact with the journalist
- Only one guy know about reactnative but we had the make the app with it
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- Our group!
- The "Challenge the Mittelbayerische!"-Option
- The relevancy for our users, the opinion of every user counts!
What we learned
- Muhammad: How great it is to work in a team and get other perspectives.
- Pranav: Putting the user in the center of the design process.
- Simone: I've learned that with a great team you can build something cool in a short amount of time.
- Victoria: I've learned new instruments to implement, new programms to implement and met nice people.
- Ramona: I've learned what work is behind an app for the programmers.
What's next for Mittelbayerische Zoom
- We hope that we can develop our idea for the Mittelbayerische and maybe even for other newspapers.