Your Sofia

Mobile app for tourist and visitors in Sofia (Bulgaria) who want to explore the main landmarks in interactive and fun way

Your Sofia

Overview

Your Sofia is a mobile app that aims to become a useful guide for tourists who visit Sofia. It includes information for many popular sightseeing and places, guided tours and events. The user can choose several places and make a “route” out of them. There is also a possibility to choose a way of moving – by car, by using the public transport or just walking. The app will navigate the user and notify them and if they pass by an interesting place, not included in their trip.

Requirements

The client wanted an easy to use design and with friendly user interface, prepared for Android device. The functionalities of the app were already decided and my role was to design the interface.

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User flow

In order to present my work in understandable way, I created a user flow chart which includes all of the required features.

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Custom icons

Designing icons was not part of the requirements but I found an opportunity to practice some skills.

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UI & features

Before start using the app, the user needs to choose the country they come from. This feature will keep them saved in case of emergency and it will show them where their embassy is located and how to reach it. The app also shows the nearest police station and includes a button to call 112. Here is a LINK to the prototype.

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The main feature is creating a plan on what to visit, called “route” in the app. The user can choose places based on their personal interests and the app will show them a list of places in the form of cards, including some additional information such as the average time other users spent there and taxes (if applicable).

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After starting the “route” the user sees a map with all of the places in their list and time and distance to each of them, based on the selected mode of movement. At any time the user can cancel the route and continue another time since their route is saved in the app.

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Time frame

April - May 2017