Using technology to improve our community
The first step in any new project is what we call the “blueprint” phase. If you think about building a new digital produce like constructing a house, there is an efficient process that helps keep things flowing smoothly along. Mediaura had several meetings with Peggy Miller to discuss her goals and vision so that we could formulate a strategy that would make her mobile app dream come to life.
During this stage of development, we made sure to design out the entire app, identify any roadblocks that may arise, as well as take into account the targeted audience and how their interaction with a mobile application may be different from a typical user.
Month from concept to market
Dedicated mobile app designers
A unique product for a specific audience
Mediaura’s mobile development designed a mobile application that would utilize large, recognizable images. These icons were programmed to eliminate the extra steps required to solicit help during an emergency situation. By doing so it made the app easier for young people, the elderly, and people with disabilities or impairments to make important phone calls or send predefined text messages using pictures instead of names or numbers.
By building the app from the user’s perspective it helped up to inform the nuances of the design, such as:
- Present Message Options
- Programmable Contacts
- Large Easy Touch Buttons
When the mobile app is opened, users will see four large button icons identifying:
- The Police
- The Ambulance
- The Fire Department
- A Designated Contact
“It was an honor working on an app designed to help individuals in an emergency situation. It's always a great feeling when you meet with someone who has a unique idea and they trust you with their vision.”
– Dawn Geary, Director of Marketing
Just A Touch also recognized that there are times when an emergency situation may arise for an individual yet they do not require the 9-1-1 services of these government agencies. For occurrences such as these, we designed a customizable In Case of Emergency button for users that allows them to preprogram an emergency contact of their choice, along with a photo of that individual.
“I have worked with Mediaura for the past year and a half on a cell phone app. I am not a tech savvy person, but this group of very knowledgeable professionals made the whole process very easy and and a wonderful experience. I would heartily recommend them to anyone who is need of the kind of services they provide.”
– Peggy Miller, CEO
The app has been purposefully designed to be efficient, easy-to-use, and customizable for the user. It is especially handy for users who when faced with an emergency may not know or remember the number of their emergency contact.
- Research & Planning
- Analytics & Technology Audit
- User Interface Design (UID)
- Bluepring & Prototyping
- Information Architecture & User Flows
- Android/iOS Design
- Content Management System (CMS) powered mobile app
- Quality Assurance (QA) & Testing
Mobile applications can be more than just a cool idea
There are different paths that you can take when making the decision to go mobile; mobile applications, responsive-website design, mobile website, etc... but the most important part is that you do it. Mediaura develops custom mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices in house, and with a strategic partnership we also support expanding our services to Blackberry and Windows mobile platforms. We specialize in creating CMS powered Mobile Apps so that you can easily update your content via a secure web portal.
If you'd like to learn more about how Mobile can work for you, contact our team and one of our specialists
will work with you on designing your application