FRIENDLY - Product Design

A personal project, FRIENDLY is an app where people can view classifieds, photos, postings, and police reports about and within their area.

FRIENDLY offers a quick way to see whats going on around you. Need a new couch? Want to view photos from the area? Wondering what those sirens were about last night? All of this important information is available and ready in one simple application.

Planning

I originally wanted to challenge myself to combine my favorite parts of different apps that I use regularly. Posts from the third party Reddit app called Apollo, Photos from Instagram, and the Police Reports from Citizen. Coming from San Francisco, I know how difficult it can be to find housing so as an extra challenge I wanted to include the concept of classifieds.

Before getting into the visual style of the app I mapped the user flow and general layout. This is where I’m able to iterate on the User Experience over and over again until I have something I’m happy with.

Design - Dark Mode

I wanted to use the design of this app as an opportunity to learn about and explore the concept of Dark Mode. Since I have the habit of immediately switching to Dark Mode when given the chance, I decided to include that option right in the registration.