Love for animals and a desire to create a better social media experience led us to build this app.
What it does
Zooper allows users to view hundreds of adorable animals and incentivizes posters with cash prizes. It also allows for animal shelters to post pets that are available for adoption and links users to those pages.
How I built it
We built this using Xcode and Swift for iOS app. The backend API is served with a Python Django server with GraphQL communication to users.
Challenges I ran into
Getting posting up and running ended up being too difficult so we were forced to manually add posts to our server. Several other challenges were GIF support, clean animations, and asynchronous loading, but we managed to resolve all of those.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are super proud of the clean user experience in this app. We really wanted to look great and be fun to use and we think we succeeded 100%.
What I learned
We learned a lot about how to make an IOS app look and feel good. We also learned a ton about connecting an IOS app with a server.
What's next for Zooper
We'd love to continue working on Zooper. We would really like to fully finish up the upload, user, and payout systems, as well as create an android application.