(Late 2013)Concept designs from a failed social travel startup app that connected local businesses and residents to the people that are visiting the area.
The design was inspired by the early concepts of iOS7 going towards a flat look so I wanted the app to feel right at home when it launched soon after.
(Early 2014) Revised home screen
We were moving quickly to get this app created so the designs were pretty much first round ideas with placeholder art in some areas to flesh things out.
Later revisions, at the suggestion of outside parties with financial influence, had shotgunned too many features that weren't ready to use, or further cluttered up the UI, creating a broken and confusing experience to the user that was rejected.
(Early 2014) User IAMA
The ability for small and local businesses to set up shop in an online space to shine along side more established chains. And local residents could use it to steer visitors to hidden gems in their area and help personalize someone trip with the incentive of a rewards based program in the app that could be used for meals, sightseeing or activities.
(Early 2014) Sidebar
If a user clicked on their profile they were presented with the standard options to change profile settings or view extra info pertaining to their account.
(Early 2014) Post to social screen
When a user wanted to share their experience they were presented with the option to post to any other social services they linked to the app.
(Early 2014) Trending feed
The social side of the app ambitious to say the least. One of the features was to have a feed that showed what was happening around you that could be filed by friends or anyone.
Ingollow home screen (first version)
The original home screen was a relatively clean, yet informative, at a glance. At the top you had a greeting that would say "Hello!" to you in your current locations vernacular. The profile picture would have pulled in from the default image used for any social media service used to log in.
If you had already used the app to plan your trip, it would populate with the current weather conditions and list the 4 upcoming agendas in your schedule. Should something in the forecast conflict with one of your items an icon would display next to it and give you the option to quickly change what you wanted to do with a suggested list (based on questions you answer when setting up an account earlier).
The tiles in the center (scroll up & down) would break down the activities and local sites based on genres, and inside these tiles were cards that listed business info (location, price, menus, reviews, etc) giving you ability to interact directly with the businesses or other users who live locally and choose to act as tour guides