Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food
UX Design, UI Design & iPhone Development
A good iOS and Android app integrating directly into menus of restaurants
The Liven — Eat, Pay & Earn food set out with a simple goal: help people find dishes at restaurants nearby that not only suit their tastes, but also fits their daily life. In addition, the app enables people to connect with others who share those same tastes.
With this goal in mind, Liven — Eat, Pay & Earn food partnered with Skytz Software Labs to design, build and launch a iOS and Android app that integrates directly into the menus of restaurants across the country to provide advise for meals–that fit the dietary needs of every day users.
Design, Build and Deploy
Designing a Good, easy to use, way to find meal and build a food lover community
Liven company approach us to create an — Eat, Pay & Earn food application, the first challenge the Skytz Software Labs team faced was how to design a great UI experience that met the user goals for the Liven — Eat, Pay & Earn food team: providing a discovery tool to find meals that were near to the user and creating a community within the app that fostered connections.
In attempting to solve Liven company problem, the Skytz Software Labs mobile team turned to the left-swipe/right-swipe mechanic that had been trending in the dating genre with apps such as Tinder and other good apps. Instead of swiping through potential mates, with Liven — Eat, Pay & Earn food users would instead use the same mechanic to browse through nearby meals–leveraging the left-swipe/right-swipe mechanic to indicate the user’s interest or disinterest in the dish being presented.
Skytz Software Labs team add premium features that enhance the presentation of the meals: info on which other people enjoyed the same dishes and reviews of both the meals and the restaurant itself. A Home Screen feel in the application was used to create a central meeting in the app to foster a sense of community as users trade recipes, tips and other recommendations with each other.
The Ultimate Guide a to providing a simple discovery tool to find Dishes that were near to the user's current location
We wanted to created an interface that would surprise and delight users.
Creative Director @ Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food
Design and branding
Inspiration for the Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food brand and design
Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food sits at the amount of things of technology and lifestyle to its users. We aimed for the label to be informal and genuine to not only promote service and reference to users but between our users. We make progress toward the visual language to advance a receptive and informative atmosphere.
The Liven — Eat, Pay & Earn food logo is definitely recognizable and speaks to the foodie lifestyle and location-based spirit of the app.
Our primary palette consists of orange and white ,blue. Amaranth orange was chosen as the primary color for Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food. It gives the app a bold, confident yet playful personality. This color’s name comes from the legend of an immortal amaranth plant that was believed to possess grown on Olympus.
Creating the Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food Recommendation Algorithm
While Designing the UI of the of Liven — Eat, Pay & Earn food presented significant test to the team, the greatest challenge to overcome was in how to provide location based food recommendations to users ? Solving this Problem was no easy feat and required Skytz Software Labs to design a patent-pending algorithm that combined data from the platforms.
This recommendation engine the parses dishes into Low-Calorie, Low-Fat, High-Fiber, Vegan and Vegetarian diets. While there are a number of APIs that provide restaurant information, menu information and nutritional information in isolation, there is no single data provider that combines all three.
The Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food recommendation engine uses proprietary logic developed by Skytz Software Labsthat leverages cutting edge big data and search algorithms to unite data that was, up until now, siloed within each of the above four data partners. The ultimate result of this endeavor is that Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food is able to now provide recommendations for dishes that match the dietary needs of each user in a way that is unmatched in the industry.
Recommendations for dishes that match the dietary needs of each user in a way that is unmatched in the industry.
The Visual Design
Enables or Selection a location for finding nearby Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food Restaurants.
Find the nearby cities according to user's current location “dishing” together.
Allowing users to favorite and share their favorite dishes and make online order as well.
Subscriptions & In-App Payments
The Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food business model is built on the concept of “freemium” functionality. The basic functionality of the app is provided to the user for free; however, the number of dishes a user can swipe and the advanced search functionality of the app is restricted to paying users.
The Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food app leverages an In-App Subscription model that charges premium users a flat monthly fee in exchange for access to the functionality locked behind its pay-wall. To quickly and efficiently enable the Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food revenue model, the Skytz Software Labsengineering team integrated directly with Apple’s In-App Subscription features. This enabled Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food to deploy all of the subscription features central to its business model with a minimum of effort, leveraging the rich subscription and payment feature set provided by Apple’s iOS platform.
Skytz Software Labs’ expertise in working with Apple’s purchasing platform enabled the Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food team to minimize the investment necessary to build out their feature set without sacrificing any facet of the team’s revenue model.
Swipe-based, dish discovery experience
Rich nutritional & diet information presented alongside each dish
Detailed restaurant information, including menus and reviews
Community feed that supports sharing of text, image and links
Likes and Commenting-based community interaction model
Fully featured administrative portal to moderate community and customize nutritional and restaurant data set
After 6 months of design and development, the Skytz Software Labs/ Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn foodteam released the first version of Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn foodto the App Store in October 2017. Since then, the combined team has leveraged an Agile, sprint-based approach to add new features and enhance the app. In that time, the Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food app has received critical acclaim, having attained a 4.8 out 5 star App Store rating from over 1000 user submitted reviews.
Additionally the Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn food community numbers in the tens of thousands of active users and has been featured in publications such as Men’s Health and Medical News Today. The Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn foodteam continues to work with the Skytz Software Labs team to bring to market a continued stream of ground-breaking features that will continue to cement Liven - Eat, Pay & Earn foode’s position as a market leader.
4.8 out 5 star App Store rating from over 1000 user submitted reviews.
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