VIA

A social network for people who currently struggle or experienced cancer in the past. Create meaningful connections based on other people's profiles and shared interests.

About the app

VIA – Împreună (Together)  is a niche social network app that provides a private and safe environment for people who currently struggle or experienced cancer in the past. The app helps them create meaningful connections based on their profile and shared interests. Thanks to personalised discovery, events & chat functionalities, they can communicate, send multimedia files and voice messages, or can attend events that really matter. 

The project developed by Tapptitude for the Association “Little People” brings to life the idea of connecting with thousands of people who are around you and are suffering from the same condition.

Challenge

Why would a cancer patient use another social network app when there are already the well known giants on the market?

To answer these questions we concluded that on any other social network, as a patient suffering from cancer, you can easily feel intimidated and excluded. Also, keeping a balance between being private and letting yourself be seen can be hard to manage.

That’s why VIAÎmpreună (Together) had to offer the experience of a true community, where people can look for support, advice, or just a more active social life.

VIA - Chat and exchange advice and opinions with other people who have cancer

Solution

The app encourages genuine interaction and truthful connection. That’s why we channeled our brainstorming sessions on creating a satisfying chat functionality. We chose to implement it using WebSockets versus  REST protocol because we needed instant, real-time communication, and data transfer. 

We also thought about creating a complex user profile, requesting data about medical history, relationship status, while providing a default list of interests a user may choose from and engage with the other users.

“United, stronger, together” is the motto behind our product and the sense we want every user to be left with after using the app.

 

  • Mobile Product Strategy
  • UX and UI Design
  • Native App Development

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