You have to find out everything by yourself when you are young. Sometimes that can be quite difficult. Especially when you find out that you have a different sexual orientation or gender identity. In that situation it can sometimes be nice if you have the possibility to talk to other people like you. That is why we designed and developed an mobile app for Jong & Out; a community for young people until the age of 18. With the use of this app they can easily chat about all sorts of things.
Given the target audience, we wanted to ensure that you can navigate not only through buttons, but also by simply swiping. That is why we came up with a spatial model in which the Wazzup feed is the center of the app. This is a wall on which all members can post messages. From here you can swipe left to view your private messages or right to go to the groups. You can always reach your own profile and your friends at the top of your screen. The animations between the screens also add up to this spacious feeling.
Whether you are in the train with your phone or at home with your laptop on the couch, you can always immediately continue talking. This is because we have made Jong & Out, in addition to the app for iOS and Android, also accessible via your internet browser. The two platforms work seamlessly together so you can instantly switch between your app and browser without missing a message.