"Any fact becomes important when
it's connected to another."
― UMBERTO ECO
Common is a mobile application designed to guarantee satisfaction in destination selections between users, and promote connectivity through similar interests in local communities.
Common is a social location browsing, saving, and sharing application. The app is built to consider the interests of the user individual from others in order to accurately connect them to locations and people that are fulfilling. By providing ownership to the user, they create a personalized profile of locations that genuinely interest them, and enables users to view other profiles as well.
The app was named after the Common Places function which enables users to see places they have in common with other users. This will enable the users to quickly decide on places to visit, and find people who have similar interests in visiting a particular place.
The name was created with the idea of sharing places in common, showing the similarities people had with another. Initially named 'common place' and shortened to 'common', the logo design is a lower-case rounded san-serif to invoke a friendly environment. The green was to symbolize the growth of a community.
Initially, the app started as a way for users to determine places to go depending on their mood, friends, and weather. But as I began to build different screens, I realized that the most interesting component is the ability to pick places appropriate to go with specific people. The idea started out with broad general figures such as a boss, girlfriend, BFF, date, co-worker, in-laws, etc. Then as the idea developed, I realized there was a way to make this even more personal by involving a social component and interaction with other users.
Discover new places
The two main ways for the user to discover new locations are: First, the home feed, which includes people they follow and the activity regarding their inner networks; the second, the search function that enables the user to discover their recent searches as well as browse a list of locations nearby that might interest them.
Discover new people
The common places feature appears at the top of another person's profile indicating which places you both have saved as locations of interest. The tabs allow for users to browse recent activity, as well as their lists, and their locations according to cities.