iOS, Android 2018–2019

Gastromapa Lukáše Hejlíka

We like good food. And we like nice apps. So why not bring those two together?

1 year, 1 500 hours

01 Home

Lukáš Hejlík likes to travel and eat a lot. We like to read his reviews and try out the places he recommends. And since we missed Lukáš’s Gastromapa for our phones, we decided to create it ourselves.

Lukáš Hejlík likes to travel and eat a lot. We like to read his reviews and try out the places he recommends. And since we missed Lukáš’s Gastromapa for our phones, we decided to create it ourselves.

Client:

Lukáš Hejlík

System:

iOS & Android

Year:

2018–2019

Difficulty:

+ 1 000 hours

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02 Assignment

All new

Basically, we developed the assignment ourselves. We proposed a way that didn’t create more work for Lukáš Hejlík while adding significant value.

We didn’t really like the way the online Gastromapa looked. And if you’ve ever tried to find a review of a specific place on Facebook, you’ll surely agree that it takes time and it wouldn’t really be your choice when you’re already hungry. What to do about it, though?

Concept

Design

UX

Development

Nasazení

Care

Basically, we developed the assignment ourselves. We proposed a way that didn’t create more work for Lukáš Hejlík while adding significant value.

All the data in the app is gained through Facebook API and aggregated and processed in our own back-end. At the beginning, Facebook wasn’t too willing to share its data (information about the restaurants), but eventually we managed to give sufficient reasons for our needs and got access to the information.

Concept

Design

UX

Development

Nasazení

Care

Home
Map
Places overview
Detail

03 Overcoming obstacles

Overcoming the obstacles…

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It was necessary to not add much work for Lukáš Hejlík.And the requirement for minimum extra work applied to money as well; there was virtually no budget.Lukáš is used to working with Facebook; after all the data leaks, however, the Facebook API is quite limited.

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04 Highlights

…to reach the stars

…to reach the stars

01

Reviews on Facebook

Lukáš publishes reviews on Facebook. When he tags a place and adds several hashtags, we process the post and insert it into the app.

02

Popular not only in our office

Gastromapa is popular not only in our office. Fans sponsored the development of the app by purchasing it upon opening (today it’s available for free with the option to donate), and the rest was covered by a sponsor in return for advertising.

03

Unique acess to data

It took one month of emailing with Facebook to convince them that the only voting we wanted to influence was about where to have dinner. And now we have access to the data about those places.

01

Facbook

All the data in the app is gained through Facebook API and aggregated and processed in our own back-end. At the beginning, Facebook wasn’t too willing to share its data (information about the restaurants), but eventually we managed to give sufficient reasons for our needs and got access to the information.

02

Swift & Kotlin

Development for Android done in Kotlin on the MVVM architecture, while for iOS it was developed in Swift and MVVM-C. The back-end was written in PHP and runs on Czech rosti.cz. Businesses and reviews are saved in a MySQL database, and the API by Seznam Mapy helps us find the addresses.

03

Feedback

In the app, we focused heavily on user feedback. In addition to standard system elements, we also used the Lottie library for animating, as it takes care of comprehensive animations which make a much better impression during interaction with the user interface.

05 Results

People love it

People love it

Based on reactions on social networks, people simply love the mobile Gastromapa, and it’s already been downloaded by more then 100 000 users.

Now we’re working on a new website that will look better and will be easier to work with.

Based on reactions on social networks, people simply love the mobile Gastromapa, and it’s already been downloaded by more then 100 000 users.

Now we’re working on a new website that will look better and will be easier to work with.

100 000

downloads

5 000

users using it every day

45 000

people using the app at least once a month

06 Recognition

Awards

2019

Gastromapa Lukáše Hejlíka

1st place in the category Small and Starting Projects - IEA

2019

Gastromapa Lukáše Hejlíka

3rd place in the category Mobile apps - IEA 2019

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