Many popular social media platforms portray women with filters and other methods of masking who they truly are as a person. This “barrier” is what stands in the way of their ability to break through and unmask themselves. UnMask Me is here to empower all women to break through and unmask themselves.
What it does
UnMask Me is a mobile app created to inspire women to promote their self-image and love themselves for their qualities which make them unique. The platform is a safe space for women to post about themselves and the reasons they are special without having to worry about judgment, negativity, and pressure from insecurities. Users in the platform can share their posts, stories, pictures, accomplishments, and everything special to them. UnMask Me thrives to show every woman that there is a form of social media that breaks out from the social stigma of beauty to freedom of expression and promotion of body images in a supportive and like-minded community of other woman sharing the same insecurities.
Besides serving as a social platform, UnMask Me has a Self-Care Routine creator, where the user selects their goals for Physical, Social, Mental, and Emotional Self-Care by providing the platform with a frequency of days per week. After the information is inputted, UnMask Me will track the user and send push notifications to complete fun and short activities that pertain to Self-Care. As the user completes tasks, UnMask generates a graph with the current progress of the user.
How we built it
The initial idea was built with the fundamentals of web development (HTML, CSS, JS). However, to transition to a mobile app prototype we all connected to a Figma project in order to simulate mobile interactions, components, and polish our designs. The behind-the-scene of our app is connected through the interactions with buttons, touch, scroll, and transitions from one scene to the other.
Challenges we ran into
Our initial idea was very big and the time was going to limit us a lot. Therefore, we decided to jump into one Figma project and focus on developing a mobile app prototype for the demo. In addition to that, our team had technical problems with Devpost deleting some descriptions because multiple people were trying to edit the document at the same time. In addition to that, it was our first time using Figma for a project so it took a lot of time to get used to the controls, buttons, and interactions.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud to complete a wonderful project that can create a positive impact on society by empowering women and their self-care habits.
What we learned
We learned a lot of UI/UX implementation using Figma. We discovered how to collaborate at the same time and how to use interactions and transitions while prototyping.
What's next for UnMask Me
Native IOS and Android Apps that have more features for Self-Care and Social Media.